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City of Phoenix (Trash, Water)

City of Phoenix (Trash, Water)

The city provides trash and water service to its residents and businesses. County residents are served by Republic Services for trash pickup.


To start, stop or transfer residential water service, click here.

Trash & Recycling

Trash and recycling containers should be placed curbside by 5:30 a.m. on the day of pickup. They should be 4 feet apart and 15 feet from any obstruction (cars, light posts, etc.). Find your trash collection day by inputting your address here.

Holiday Schedule

  • Thanksgiving Day: Thursday’s collection moves to Friday, and Friday’s collection moves to Saturday.
  • Christmas Day, Friday, Dec. 25, 2020: Friday’s collection moves to Saturday.
  • New Year’s Day, Friday, Jan. 1, 2021:Friday’s collection moves to Saturday.

Pickup days are not affected by other holidays during the year.

Bulk Trash Collection

phoenix bulk trash pickup map

Bulk pickup, for things such as furniture, appliances and large amounts of vegetation, is scheduled four times a year. The days vary by location.

Area 13: Includes Anthem residents west of I-17 and other North Phoenix residents in specific areas on both sides of I-17 (see map above):

  • Week of Feb. 17, 2020
  • Week of May 18, 2020
  • Week of Aug. 17, 2020
  • Week of Nov. 16, 2020

Area 2: Includes many North Phoenix neighborhoods east of I-17 down to Pinnacle Peak Road.

  • Week of March 2, 2020
  • Week of June 1, 2020
  • Week of Aug. 31, 2020

Residents between Pinnacle Peak Road and the Loop 101 are in areas 1, 3 and 4 (map & schedules).

Bulk Trash Placement

Bulk material can be put out no more than “nine days prior to the week of collection.” Loose material must be boxed or bagged (they’re not going to rake things up for you). There are several items not accepted, including (but not limited to) tires, hazardous waste and appliances that use refrigerants. See the list and other rules.

  • City of Phoenix (Trash, Water)