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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)

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

For more local businesses, see In&Out Magazine Classifed Ads >>>