Green Waste Recycling Program for Multi-unit Communities
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
- 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 $5.62 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.
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)