Recycling and Trash Education & Outreach

Solid Waste Services is on-call and ready to serve! In addition to providing you with great programs and answers to your recycling and trash questions, we offer FREE presentations and tours to support our community's need for environmental education.


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We offer presentations available to school, youth groups, businesses and civic organizations within Chandler city boundaries.

Scout and Youth Groups

Presentations can be made at schools or the Recycling-Solid Waste Collection Center 955 E Queen Creek Rd
   Tuesday - Thursday up until 4 p.m.
   To reserve a time, please call 480-782-3510

Recycling to Go Kits (Recycling DVD, books, activity sheets) can be checked out for home use if times available do not work for your group.

Recycling at Schools*

The City offers schools hands-on learning about recycling and trash. Groups can check out items to enhance learning in the classroom.

Recycling Activities & Resources

Recycling Kits Include:
  • The Works: Garbage DVD
  • City of Chandler: On a Roll with Recycling DVD
  • Books with Teachers' Guides and Students Activities
  • Word search, cross word and word scramble activity sheets
  • Coloring sheets
  • Recycling Fundana Board Game
Landfill Model Includes:
  • Interactive Landfill Model
  • Teacher and User Guide
Environmental Art Contest

Fourth grade students who are home schooled or attend public, private or charter schools in Chandler are encouraged to participate in the City’s Annual Environmental Art Contest.

Trashion Fashion Show

The Trashion Fashion Show is a fun, creative competition in which participants use their imagination and design skills to create and exhibit a wearable garment using materials that otherwise would be discarded. Each year, the participants think “outside the recycle bin” to transform trash or recyclables into inventive and stylish fashion.

Recycling and Trash Collection Best Practices

Though the City of Chandler does not provide recycling or trash collection for schools (per city code - only collection for single-family homes up to tri-plex units), City staff is available to meet with student organizations and school staff to offer best practices for school recycling programs.


Chandler Unified School District (CUSD) and Kyrene School District (KSD) contract with a private commercial hauler for recycling and trash collection. For questions about recycling collection at CUSD or KSD schools, contact the school's district office. Chandler schools (not associated with a school district -- private or charter) interested in procuring recycling collection services should work with their school administration to choose a private commercial hauler permitted to collect in the City of Chandler.


Commercial Trash and Recycling Haulers


For more information or to schedule a presentation, call Solid Waste Services at 480-782-3510.

Contact Us

Solid Waste Services

Customer Service Representatives are available
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.