Be Seen Being Green
Dear Mesa resident,
We appreciate your active participation in Mesa's
recycling program. The simple act of placing
materials into the appropriate barrel helped produce the
following results in 2011:
- 32,653 tons of material
was recycled in the blue barrel
- $1,627,438 was generated in recycling
revenue which helped fund many of your essential city
- 17,543 tons of yard waste
was recycled in the green barrel
- Mesa saved $863,094 in
landfill disposal costs by recycling and composting
amazing numbers, we still sent more than
108,747 tons of trash to the landfill. However,
can help change that.
Please remind your family, friends and
neighbors to do their part for the planet and "Be Seen
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I recycle in Mesa's blue barrel?
More than you think! To learn about what is accepted in
Mesa's blue recycle barrel, please visit our
blue barrel page.
What if I don't have a blue recycle barrel at my home?
City of Mesa solid waste customers living in a single-family
home are eligible to have a blue recycle barrel. If you
don't have one or would like to request an additional recycle
barrel, please contact Customer Service.
What if I live in a multi-dwelling community?
Many apartment and condominium communities in Mesa are
already recycling as part of a program especially created for
them. Community blue barrels can be placed on-site so
residents can recycle their paper, metal, plastic and glass
materials. To learn more about how your community can be a
part of this program, please visit our
Is recycling available for businesses in Mesa?
Mesa businesses with City of Mesa solid waste service are
eligible to participate in the City's recycling program.
You may even be able to reduce your current trash service
frequency. For more information, visit our
business recycling page.
Does the City of Mesa have any public recycling drop-off
Yes. The City of Mesa offers three 24-hour drop-off
centers for residents and businesses to recycle their material.
To find the nearest location, please visit our
drop-off recycling page.
Where else can I recycle?
The City of Mesa takes pride in its recycling program and
encourages residents and visitors to recycle their material
where recycling is available. Here is just a brief
highlight of where recycling is available:
- Select City of Mesa parks
- Mesa Arts Center
- Arizona Museum for Youth
- Arizona Museum of Natural History
- Mesa public libraries
- Downtown Mesa bus stops
- Hohokam Stadium
- Mesa public schools
Can I recycle my green yard waste?
While green yard waste is not accepted in the blue barrel,
the City of Mesa does offer an exclusive green barrel for the
recycling of grass, small branches and other yard clippings.
Collected material is kept out of the landfill and instead
converted into mulch. Participation in this program is
voluntary and is available for an additional monthly fee of
$5.51. To learn more about this program, visit our
green barrel page.
What should I do with my plastic grocery bags?
Unfortunately, because of the sorting process, plastic bags
can't be recycled in Mesa's blue barrel. They can become tangled
in the equipment and reduce productivity. However, you can
take them back to your favorite retailer and they can recycle
them for you. Just look for a specially marked container
near the front of the store entrance.
What other recycling programs does the City of Mesa offer?
Check out our Mesa Recycles
page for a complete listing of available programs and services
to help you and your family live a 'green' lifestyle.
What if I have additional questions?
If you have any additional questions, please contact us at
firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also speak to a City of
Mesa Customer Service Representative by calling (480) 644-2221,
Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Solid Waste Management Department
Mesa, AZ 85211
Walk-in service requests/payments:
55 N. Center St.
6935 E. Decatur St.
Mesa, AZ 85207
7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Fridays & holidays
Missed barrel notification
Barrel collection schedule
Barrel or service requests
All other service requests should be directed to
Charlie the Recycling Chimp school
Email us (General Questions)