When are Trash and Recycle Days?
The City of Flagstaff collects Recycle on Tuesdays and Trash on Wednesdays. Please be sure to have containers out by 6:00 AM and bring them back in that evening. Bins must be stored out of sight, either in your garage or behind your fence. Bins may not be overfull. All trash must be in closed containers.
Where Should I Place my Bins for Pick-Up?
All bins MUST be placed on the same side of the street and be located at least 3 feet away from the neighboring bins. If bins are too close, the mechanical arm cannot "grab" the bin.
The Trash Trucks only enter each street once and cannot turn around, so bins must all be on the same side of the street to facilitate pick-up. Most streets are oriented in an northern/southern direction and bins must be placed on the eastern side. On Ivy and Gavin, bins must be placed on the southern side of the street, on the side closest to the I-40 freeway.
If, for any reason, your bin is not collected and emptied, you must bring the bin back inside until the next week's pick-up day.
When is Bulk Item Pick-Up?
The City of Flagstaff picks up every 5 weeks. Please stack items neatly at the end of the street the weekend before collection. Rio Homes will also collect items before the next scheduled pick-up, but if you miss the pick up day for that particular week, you must remove items until the next collection week. Check the NEWS
section for specific dates.
How and Where Should I Place my Items?
Large items must be neatly stacked at the corner of your street. Loose items must be boxed or bagged. Bags must be sufficiently strong for the items they hold. Lighter bags that break, spilling contents, create an illegal trash dump and resident can be fined. Remember food items must be placed inside closed trash bins.
What Items May I Place Outside for Bulk Item Collection?
You may neatly stack furniture items, but loose items like books, papers, clothes must be boxed or bagged and then also neatly stacked. Do not put out food, bathroom or household trash - that goes into trash bins. Construction debris including wood, doors, sheet rock, toilets, etc. needs to be hauled away by contractor. For appliances, please coordinate pick up and timing with the City of Flagstaff. A messy pile is considered an illegal trash dump and may be fined.
Do Not Discard Items in the Forest
All bulk items must be neatly stacked at the corner, and loose items must be boxed or bagged. You may not discard any items, e.g. couch, chair, table, mattress, desk, etc., in the forest or other common area. Any violation will be fined. Remember, please place food items in closed trash bins.
What Items are Prohibited?
Do not put out food, bathroom or household trash (that goes into trash bins), construction debris (wood, doors, sheet rock, toilets, etc. - that needs to be hauled away by contractor), or appliances (coordinate pick up and timing with the City). Items cannot be discarded in the forested common areas. Neatly stack furniture items and loose items like books, papers, clothes must be boxed or bagged and neatly stacked.
Can I be Fined for Bulk Trash?
Yes. If you place prohibited items or carelessly throw loose items into a pile, the City of Flagstaff considers that an Illegal Trash Dump. The Association can assess a fine and the City of Flagstaff can also fine the residence's utility account.
What Should I do with Construction Debris?
Do not place any construction debris on the curb. You must haul away all construction materials including lumber, doors, toilets, sheetrock, blinds, flooring, piping, etc.
What Should I do with Appliances?
The City of Flagstaff will come and pick up used appliances. Call them to schedule a collection time and place your item(s) outside at the time they advise.