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The Phoenix City Council recently approved the implementation of a six-month pilot program, which began this month, that will allow Phoenix solid waste customers to schedule a home pickup of their household hazardous waste (HHW) materials.

The HHW Home Pickup Pilot Program will be managed by the Phoenix Public Works Department in partnership with Kary Environmental Services​, a local company that offers professional collection and handling of hazardous waste materials. Public Works is responsible for the proper collection, diversion and disposal of trash and recyclable materials from more than 400,000 Phoenix residential customers.

To participate in the program and schedule a pickup, solid waste residential customers who wish to dispose of HHW materials — such as paints, aerosols, batteries, electronics and chemicals — need to remember three simple steps:

  1. Check acceptable HHW materials list. The list is extensive and details the maximum quantities for accepted chemicals, paints and some electronics, per scheduled collection.
  2. Schedule a home pick-up online at or by calling 602.262.6251. Residents may schedule a pickup during the last two weeks of every other month, beginning in January. Actual collection of the materials will take place the following month.
  3. Place properly contained, sealed and labeled HHW materials at a visible and accessible area next to your garage or front door on the scheduled pickup date. This is important for safety purposes. DO NOT place HHW materials at the curb or on the sidewalk.

There is no additional cost to request a home pickup for solid waste residential customers. The program is already included as part of the solid waste monthly rate.

For the six-month duration of the pilot program, each solid waste customer/household is entitled to one free HHW pick-up. Additionally, the current HHW Alternative Drop-off program, implemented in April 2020, will remain available at no cost to Phoenix solid waste customers.

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