Education Materials


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As part of our ongoing educational efforts, the Solid Waste Management Department offers a variety of materials and information to residents and school educators on trash collection and recycling topics.

In addition, staff is available to come out to your school or community group gathering to speak about the importance of recycling.  Presentations are typically 15-30 minutes in length and can be tailored to your specific group.  To request a speaker, please contact us.


What about landfill and recycling facility tours?

The City of Mesa does not own its own landfill or recycling facility.  However, tours for both areas can be arranged directly through the Salt River Landfill.


Girl Scout Troops

The City of Mesa has partnered with the Girl Scouts to offer a "Recycling Isn't Monkey Business" workshop.  The workshop consists of a presentation, games and hands-on activities.  Girls completing the workshop earn Mesa's recycling patch.  For more information about upcoming workshops, visit


Boy Scout Troops

Groups of 15 or more scouts may request a recycling presentation.  Presentations are held Monday-Thursday during normal business hours at the Solid Waste Management Department, 730 N. Mesa Dr.  Please submit your presentation request and a Solid Waste staff member will contact you.


Recycling Resources


YouTube Videos

Plastic Bag Recycling

Mesa Recycles Video




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Solid Waste Management Department

Customer Service
(480) 644-2221

Department Managers

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211

Walk-in service requests/payments:
55 N. Center St.
Mesa, AZ 85201

6935 E. Decatur St.
Mesa, AZ 85207

Office Hours:
7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Closed Fridays & holidays


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All other service requests should be directed to Customer Service

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