Recycling and Trash

Solid Waste Services is part of the Public Works & Utilities Department and is accountable for providing safe, cost-effective and efficient solid waste programs and services to the citizens of Chandler.

These programs and services include residential curbside collection of refuse (black cans) and recyclables (blue can), plus scheduled bulk collection and household hazardous waste disposal. The Division operates the Recycling-Solid Waste Collection Center and has an extensive public outreach program to heighten awareness of its programs and the importance of recycling.​​​​​​


Monsoon Debris

Due to excessive debris from monsoon storms, the City is experiencing a high volume of calls and requests for curbside bulk pick up, and information about self-hauling debris to the Recycling-Solid Waste Collection Center.

Your requests are important to us, and we ask for your patience as we work through the challenges of assisting each customer with their immediate needs.

You may experience delays as follows:

  • Longer wait times when calling to speak with customer service staff. Please stay on the line and do not hang up.
  • When scheduling bulk pick up; weekly bulk pick up may be pushed back an additional week.
  • Longer wait times due to the amount of debris being self-hauled by other residents to the Recycling-Solid Waste Collection Center.


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Trash and Recycling Collection Schedules

Solid Waste Services is experiencing a slight increase in inquiries about a missed collection of trash and recycling containers.

Please note the following...

  • Trash and recycling is collected between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Though it may seem the truck arrives about the same time every week, there is no specific scheduled time for trash or recycling containers to be emptied.
  • Time of collection varies due to truckload capacity, traffic, weather, route changes, road construction and street or utility maintenance.
  • To ensure collection service is not interrupted, have your can at the curb by 6 a.m. on your day of collection or after 6 p.m. the evening before your collection day.
  • Missed collection is verified by container inspections on a street, and reviewing GPS tracking the route and the stops made by a collection truck on a street.

Two ways to find your collection days:

1) View map

2) View calendar with the collection days for your address:

  • Click on "View Schedule" under "Find My Collection Days"

  • Enter your address (Only has to be done once for each computer you use)

  • Look for black (trash) and blue (recycle) can icons on your collection days


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Artwork from contest

Environmental Art Contest

Each year, 4th grade students in Chandler are invited to enter Chandler's Environmental Art Contest promoting solid waste recycling, water conservation and stormwater pollution prevention.

See the 2018 winning entries


Frequently Asked Questions: Recycling and Solid Waste - Have a question? The answer may be a click away!

Give Us Your Feedback! - Call 480-782-3510 or send us an e-mail and your comments will be routed to the appropriate staff for follow up! Solid Waste Services takes pride in serving our community! We strive to continuously improve our programs and services. Your constructive feedback for improvement, along with your ideas for new programs and services is VALUED!

Please note: Services CANNOT be scheduled via email.