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Landfill - Acceptable Wastes
 
CLICK HERE to download a PDF on acceptable and unacceptable waste.
 
  • Non-liquid municipal solid waste (garbage, trash and other wastes from households, commercial or industrial facilities.  Unwashed and sealed drums are prohibited.)

  • Construction debris (from demolition and construction activities)

  • Yard clippings (grass, leaves, trees), animals (pets only)

  • Dry sewage sludge from wastewater treatment plants (upon review and approval of analytical and paint filter test results)

  • Pesticide containers (punctured and rinsed at least three times)

  • Non-infectious medical waste. Residents must place medical sharps into a hard plastic container and place container into a dark plastic bag before disposing. (Autoclaved sickroom waste.  No hypodermic needles or other sharp objects from hospitals, clinics, laboratories, dentist, etc.)

  • Household hazardous waste (HHW): Limited to hazardous waste from households. This includes paint and stains, antifreeze, motor oil, filters and other automotive fluids (excludes fuel), pool chemicals, household chemicals and pesticides.  (NOTE: There is a 20-gallon limit on liquids and liquids MUST be contained in the original container and marked to identify its contents)

Unacceptable Waste at Landfill:

  • Asbestos (friable and non-friable)

  • Automobiles (including trucks and motorcycles, bodies and frames)

  • Batteries and tires (Glendale and Avondale residents are allowed up to five tires without rims

  • Septage (pumpage from septic tanks)

  • Petroleum contaminated soil

  • Industrial and commercial process wastes (liquid and solids)

  • Hazardous waste

  • Incinerator ash

  • Infectious medical waste (including waste blood, serum, plasma, blood products, contaminated hypodermic needles, syringes, scalpel blades, or sharps from hospitals, clinics, laboratories, dentist, etc.)

  • No flamable liquids or gasses

For specific questions, please call the landfill at 623-930-2190 or 623-930-2191.

 

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