CityScope: May - June 2020

City's Continued Response to COVID-19

As our community continues to face the challenges and recovery from COVID-19, the health and safety of our residents and employees is of utmost importance. To provide you the most up-to-date and accurate information, visit COVID-19 Updates.

We aim to bring you updated information as it becomes available with information from health and safety authorities. The City is closely following the recommendations from the Maricopa County Department of Public HealthArizona Department of Health ServicesCenters for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization to guide our actions and preparations.

Updates about current facility operations and service availability is also provided. In addition, resources are identified to assist residents who may be struggling. Please check the website, as well as the City’s social media accounts to stay informed.


Be a Responsible Pet Owner

Be a Responsible Pet Owner

Pets can be a rewarding addition to any family, but they come with responsibilities. Abiding by leash laws and cleaning up animal waste is important, as well as making sure that pets don’t disturb the peace by barking or howling at inappropriate times.

Enforcement of most laws and ordinances involving pets is the responsibility of Maricopa County Animal Care and Control, reachable at 602-506-PETS (7387). The following is a summary of some animal laws and ordinances:

  • All dogs over three months must wear a collar displaying a current license.
  • Maricopa County’s leash law prohibits you from allowing your dog to run at large outside your property at any time. When you take your dog outside of its confined area, it must be restrained on a leash that is no longer than six feet in length.
  • The law requires that animals be provided with the basic needs of life, including food and water. All animals must receive food on a daily basis, and the food must be free from contamination and offered in a quality and quantity sufficient to maintain its good health.
  • Barking dogs can present a problem. Visit for suggestions on steps to take, or call the Barking Dog Hotline at 480-782- BARK (2275).
  • Animals must have access to clean, drinkable water in a container that can’t be tipped over or spilled.
  • Maricopa County law requires that pet owners provide their animal with proper medical care. This means that if your pet is injured, sick or infested with parasites, you are responsible for getting adequate veterinary attention.
  • There are no leash or license laws for cats. This means the City doesn’t have as many options to control them as they do other animals. There are animal welfare groups that sponsor programs to help control the population of feral cats.

For more information, visit Maricopa Animal Care and Control or call 602-506-PETS (7387).

Register for Aug. 4 Primary Election

The City of Chandler will hold a Primary Election on Tuesday, Aug. 4 to elect three City Council members. The deadline to register to vote is Monday, July 6.

Chandler residents who have an Arizona driver's license or I.D. may register to vote or update their registration online at ServiceArizona. Online registration is also offered by the Maricopa County Elections Department. You also can download a paper voter registration form and mail it to the County before Monday, July 6. For additional questions about voter registration, contact Maricopa County at 602-506-1511, or visit Be Ballot Ready.

For more information about the Primary Election, contact the City Clerk Office at 480-782-2181, or visit Elections and Voting.

Eliminate Mosquito Risks

Spraying Mosquito Repellent

Mosquitoes are more than just a nuisance. The best thing to do is protect yourself and your family from getting bit by mosquitoes and to eliminate breeding sites. Here are a few tips from Maricopa County:

  • When possible, stay inside between dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are active.
  • Wear clothing that covers your arms and legs.
  • Use insect repellent on exposed skin and clothes. Always follow label instructions.
  • Fix broken screens in windows and doors.
  • Eliminate places where mosquitoes can lay eggs. Empty standing water from buckets, flower pots, old tires, wheelbarrows, etc.
  • Empty and refresh water in pet dishes and birdbaths every two days.
  • More tips and information is available from Maricopa County Vector Control.

For more information, to report green pools or dead birds, or to file any mosquito-related complaint, call the Maricopa County West Nile Virus and Mosquito Surveillance Hotline at 602-506-0700, or visit Maricopa County Vector Control.

Chandler Police Offers Youth Academy

Chandler Police offer a Youth Academy, a one-week program held during school breaks, to give Chandler youth, ages 12 to 17, the opportunity to learn about various jobs within the Department. Participants must be middle or high school students, and a background check is performed on all applicants.

Space is limited for the upcoming sessions offered: June 22-26 and June 29-July 2. Visit 2020 Youth Academy to apply, or call 480-782-4960 for more information. Registration will open on May 22 for the first session and May 29 for the second session.

 “Recycle Right” in Chandler

Chandler Blue Recycle Bin

Only items listed below are accepted for recycling in Chandler at this time. Any other items in your recycle container are considered "contamination" and will be sent to a landfill at an additional cost to the City. Do not bag recyclables. Place your bin at the curb by 6 a.m. on the day of collection.

  • Paper - Office and writing paper, mail, newspapers, and magazines
  • Boxes - Boxes (empty and flat) and paper rolls from paper towels, toilet paper, etc.
  • Plastic- Plastic bottles and jugs (empty and rinsed)
  • Metal - Aluminum and steel/tin cans (empty and rinsed)
  • Glass - Food and beverage bottles and jars (empty and rinsed)
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about recycling in Chandler:

Can I recycle an item if it has a recycling symbol?
We no longer focus on the plastic numbers because they can be misleading. The plastic numbers only show what type of plastic it is made from, not if it is recyclable in the City’s recycling program. For example, plastic bags, plastic wrap and Styrofoam have a recycle symbol but are not accepted in our program. If you are not sure, give us a call or check the Recycle Coach app or visit Trash and Recycling. Finally, if in doubt, leave it out.

Can I still recycle bagged shredded paper?
No. Shredded paper should be secured in a plastic bag and placed in the trash container.

Should I recycle caps or lids?
Only recycle lids and caps that are securely attached to plastic bottles and jugs. Lids from glass bottles and jars should be thrown in the trash.

What about yogurt cups, sour cream type tubs, plastic trays or berry containers?
No, these items are no longer accepted in the recycling program due to market conditions. Plastic bottles and jugs are the only plastic items accepted for recycling.

Do I need to remove labels from items?
Labels do not need to be removed from plastic or glass containers before recycling.

How clean do the recyclables need to be before placing in the curbside container?
Recyclables should be clean, dry and empty. Rinse or wipe food particles from container before recycling. No need for the items to be spotless.

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