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City of Glendale - Recycling

Glendale’s recycling program is one way for residents to help conserve natural resources and extend the life of the landfill by diverting recyclables out of the waste stream.

Recycling is the process of collecting materials destined for disposal and reprocessing or remanufacturing them for further use.

All single family homes are provided a 95 gallon recycling container.  If you need additional recycling information on Glendale’s program, it can be mailed to your home by calling 623-930-2660 or continue to visit our website.

Benefits of Recycling

  • Saves energy and prevents pollution
  • Reduces the need for landfilling
  • Conserves natural resources

Recycle Your Cell Phone for a Good Cause in Glendale This November

Got an old cell phone collecting dust in a drawer?  Don’t know how to dispose of it?  Glendale Recycling offers a special cell phone collection in November.  The city collects working and broken cell phones as well as phone accessories (cords, chargers, cases etc.) and donates them to the Glendale Family Advocacy Center to assist victims of domestic violence.  Working phones are reprogrammed to dial 911 in an emergency, and non-working phones will be turned in for a cash value and the monies will go into the program for other emergency needs.  It is a great way to clean out clutter, and give a phone a new great purpose. | VIDEO: Glendale Collects Cell Phones for a Good Cause

Cell phones have toxins that should not be put into the landfill.  Please don’t throw that old cell phone away!  Donate at drop off location this November (2016) at:

  • Velma Teague Branch Library, 7010 N. 58th Ave.
  • Main Branch Library, 5959 W. Brown St.
  • Foothills Library, 19055 N. 57th Ave.
  • Gila River Arena Gate 3, 9400 W. Maryland Ave.
  • Glendale Community College, 6000 W. Olive Ave. A-57 Facilities Mgmnt.
  • Glendale Visitor Center, 5800 W. Glenn Dr., Suite 140

Please check the web for available hours for the above locations.

Other locations may be added or changed each year.

Collections are made the entire month of November. Your donation will stay right in the community.

America Recycles Day is the only nationally-recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the US. Thousands of events are held across the U.S. to raise awareness about the importance of recycling and to encourage American to sign personal pledges to recycle and buy products made from recycled materials. For more information on America Recycles Day, visit their website.

Holiday Tips for Recycling

Along with other items that are accepted (see list), remember these next few tips:

  1. Acceptable Items for recycling:
    ~ Empty Red/Yellow/Green/Clear plastic cups  (#5) are all recyclable
    ~ Clean  plastic deli and bakery containers (clamshell) are recyclable
  2. All recycling items need to be clean, dry and empty (please empty bottles of soda and half used food containers before recycling).
  3. Recycling items should be placed loose in your recycling container. Do not bag these items.
  4. Do you have large boxes or electronics from the holidays? Use Glendale’s public drop off at the Glendale Landfill (11480 W. Glendale Ave 623-930-4720). Call for hours.

The holidays, are a busy time, remember these tips to keep your recycling materials free from contamination:

  1. Not Accepted Items-please place these items in your trash container.
    ~ Styrofoam, plastic bags, ceramics, plastic silverware and light bulbs are NOT recyclable
    ~ Food of any kind
    ~ Holiday trees-artificial or real are not accepted
  2. All trash must  be bagged and tied before placing in your refuse container. 
  3. Your guests have the best of intentions, but before they help you clean up, please make sure the items are deposited in the correct container.

Glendale, AZ - Green  For more great tips on holiday recycling, check out our playlist! Click here to view now.

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Permanent Drop-Off Location for Electronics!

Glendale is now providing residents a permanent drop-off location for electronics recycling. The electronics recycling (E-Waste) program offers a convenient way to recycle unwanted electronic items safely and responsibly.

The E-Waste drop-off area is located at the Glendale Landfill. Residents can bring both working and non-working electronic items to the landfill anytime during regular operating hours, and the program is free of charge. Contact Jacob Romero at 623-930-4727.


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