Spring Cleaning: Big Recycling Event Open to All

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From New River to Norterra, we all have junk. March 4 is the day to clear the piles and pack up the Prius (or the pickup) … no matter where you live.

Gather those paint cans, old electronics, unused medication and documents to be shredded, along with household and clothing donations, for the biggest recycling event in the North Phoenix area.

All are welcome; no proof of residency is required, but expect to pay a $3/gallon fee per paint can ($15 per 5-gallon can) and $5 for a tube TV (remember those!). Cash is the only accepted method of payment. The annual event is hosted by New River Desert Hills Community Association and the Maricopa County Waste Resources Department. The receiving organizations:

  • Goodwill (clothing and household donations)
  • ProShred (free document shredding)
  • GreenSheen Paint (latex paint only)
  • EGreen IT Solutions (free electronic waste)
  • Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (unused medication)

Tires, scrap metal and mixed household recyclables also accepted. 

Recycle & Donate Event

7 a.m.‒1 p.m., Saturday, March 4
Maricopa County Transfer Station (map)
41835 N. New River Road*

*NOTE: Google Maps does not properly locate the Transfer Station. Directions: Take the New River Road exit off I-17, proceed west 4.5 miles an the entrance is on the left.

Get Rewarded for Recycling

Phoenix launched a rewards program in January to educate residents on how to reduce the amount of trash that ends up in landfills. The city aims to double its waste diversion rate to 40 percent by 2020.

How it works: Phoenix residents can sign up at Recyclebank.com to earn points for reading articles on recycling and sustainability on its website. Redeem points at businesses such as Target and AMC Theatres.

Acceptable Items of the Recycling Event

Accepted Electronics  

  • Answering machines  
  • Audio visual equipment
  • Cables & cords  
  • Calculators  
  • Cameras
  • CD/DVD drives
  • VCRs
  • Cell phones  
  • Fax machines
  • Gaming systems  
  • Hard drives  
  • Keyboards
  • Mice
  • Speakers
  • Laptop batteries  
  • LCD/CRT monitors  
  • Medical monitoring devices  
  • Microwaves  
  • Miscellaneous computer parts  
  • Plotters
  • Power supplies
  • Printers  
  • Projectors  
  • Radios
  • Walkie-talkies
  • Scanners  
  • Servers  
  • Smart boards  
  • Dictation machines
  • Recorders  
  • Stereos & speakers
  • Telephones  
  • Televisions
  • Battery back ups  
  • Motherboards  
  • Desktop/Laptop computers  
  • Monitors  
  • DVD players  
  • Copier/Printer cartridges

Aluminum Cans

Household Hazardous Waste

  • Dry cell batteries
  • Household batteries
  • Oil/Antifreeze (limit 5 gallons per visit)

Paper

  • Magazines
  • Newspaper
  • Cardboard
  • Shredded paper (in a clear and tied plastic bag)

Scrap Metal

Tires (limit 5 per visit)

Unbroken Glass


Help Save Our Community
Small businesses are the lifeblood of our country and even more so this community. Supporting local businesses during this crisis can help keep our community economically viable. Please strongly consider supporting the businesses below, In&Out Magazine's display advertisers, as well as those in the Classifieds section of the magazine (see the full April 9 issue in PDF form). Many of these businesses have been part of the fabric of this community for two decades, not just serving our professional, service and retail needs but stepping up to support local charities, sports teams and so much more. Tip: If you know you’ll need to schedule a service, consider contacting a local business you trust and paying the standard fee for the deferred service. The links below go to their web sites.

Adult & Pediatric Allergy Associates • 602-242-4592
Anthem Senior Living • 602-909-9550
Appliance Pros • 502-501-5501
Business Network of Anthem • 623-455-9630
Carroll Law Firm • 623-551-9366
Century 21 Real Estate - Jeff Huff • 623-223-1221
Creative Home Enhancements • 623-551-5409
Daisy Dream Homes Real Estate • 623-879-3277
Daisy Mountain Dentistry • 623-551-5250
Desert Foothills Air Conditioning • 480-595-0938
Edward Jones • 623-551-0523
Element Dental Centers • 623-551-5555
Hand & Stone Massage • 623-551-6602
Kendallwood Design • 602-252-3844
Kodiak Roofing • 602-501-7717
Luv My PC • 480-703-6609
Merrill Gardens • 623-201-4881
North Valley Water Solutions • 623-551-0515
Preferred Business of Anthem • 623-551-0523 
Prickett Realty • 623-551-8111
ProSkill Services • 623-551-7473
RE/MAX Professionals - Mike Higgins • 623-640-7502
Rise Above Remodeling • 623-551-2013
Soft Water Plus • 623-551-7383
SonoranScapes Landscaping • 602-842-9948
State Farm Insurance - Justin Simons • 623-551-3700
Storage at Anthem • 623-226-8634
Sunset Cabinets • 623-687-6579
Thompson & McGinnis Attorneys at Law • 602-952-2666
Titan Tree Care • 623-444-8448
Titan Pest Control • 623-879-8700
Wyman Plumbing & Mechanical • 623-551-6688

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Karen Goveia
NoPho resident Karen Goveia joined In&Out Publications in 2009 and is managing editor. Goveia is a Chicagoland native with two decades of experience in the news industry, starting as a reporter for a chain of weekly papers serving Chicago’s suburbs and later serving as managing editor within the chain.
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NoPho resident Karen Goveia joined In&Out Publications in 2009 and is managing editor. Goveia is a Chicagoland native with two decades of experience in the news industry, starting as a reporter for a chain of weekly papers serving Chicago’s suburbs and later serving as managing editor within the chain.

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