Green Waste Recycling Program for Multi-unit Communities


Picture of green waste truck According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Americans generate approximately 180 million tons of garbage each year.  Of this, green waste (grass, leaves, plant trimmings, tree branches and prunings) represents about 18% or 32 million tons.  Recycling yard waste reduces the amount of waste going to the landfills.


Why should I recycle my green yard waste?

  • Potential reduction in monthly solid waste disposal costs
  • Material is reused as compost, mulch and raw material for other applications
  • Conserves landfill space


What are my options?

Green Barrel Program

Smaller communities with green yard waste disposal needs can take part in Mesa's green barrel program.  Available in a 90-gallon capacity (45"h x 28"w x 34"d), each barrel is only $6.01 per month and is serviced on a weekly basis.  Acceptable material includes grass, plant trimmings and small branches. (6-month minimum service requirement)

Green Waste Roll-off Container

Larger communities can inquire about our green waste roll-off container service which is available at a reduced roll-off rate.  This container is also ideal for major landscape projects.


How can I obtain a green waste container?

If you would like to participate in the program or would like more information, please call (480) 644-2221.


Green waste recycling reminders

  • Only place unbagged yard waste such as grass, leaves, plant trimmings, tree branches and prunings into the green waste container.   Due to the uses of the collected material and composting process, palm fronds, oleander trimmings and cacti are currently not accepted.
  • Cut tree branch limbs and trimmings into 24" sections.
  •   Branch diameter should not exceed 12".

  • Do not use container for lumber, trash, food waste, animal waste, dirt, metal or concrete.




Picture of solid waste trucks

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


Missed barrel notification

Damaged barrel notification

Barrel collection schedule

Barrel or service requests

All other service requests should be directed to Customer Service

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