New Collection Day – November 01, 2021
Beginning November 01, 2021, most Scottsdale trash and recycling residential customers will have a new pick-up day. Scottsdale will now pick up recycling and trash five days a week. To achieve this about 95 percent of Scottsdale residents will have a change to trash and/or recycling curbside days.
The primary reason for this day of service change is to improve efficiency and make it easier to process recyclables. Current trash and recycling routes have become unbalanced due to the growth of the city. The new collection schedule is based on the number of homes on a route and the amount/weight of solid waste and recycling collected.
Operating more efficiently means the city can balance the size of collection routes to provide more consistent service, preserve the longevity of collection vehicles by carrying the right sized loads and not overload our recycling processing center. These changes will not affect planned solid waste rate increases and should help stabilize future rates.