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Incoming Waste Chart
Overview
This chart will help you determine whether your waste is accepted at the Cinder Lake Landfill, Hazardous Products Center (HPC), or another location.

Waste Item
Examples / Definitions of Item
Disposal Site
Ammunition
Any type of cartridge for firearms
Flagstaff Police Department
911 East Sawmill Road
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
(928) 774-1414

Please stop in the main lobby first before bringing in old / spent ammunition.
Asbestos
Friable Asbestos - the material, when dry, can be crumbled, pulverized, or reduced to powder hand pressure.
Not accepted at the Landfill.

For friable asbestos disposal options, please contact the Painted Desert Landfill at 9001 N. Porter, Joseph City, AZ 86032/ Ph: (928) 288-3605.

Non-friable asbestos - the material, when dry, cannot be crumbled, pulverized, or reduced to powder by hand pressure.  Accepted at the Landfill. You must follow these instructions for disposal.
Automobiles
Wrecked or intact:
  • Cars
  • Trucks
  • Semi trucks
  • Motorcycles
  • Any other motor-driven equipment
Not accepted at the Landfill. You may wish to contact an auto wrecking yard or metal recycler.

Vehicle parts
Some vehicle parts may be accepted at the Landfill, provided all fluids have been completely evacuated
Automotive Products / Wastes
Antifreeze
Batteries-Auto
Brake fluid
Gasoline
Lubricants
Oil (new & used)
Oil filters
Transmission fluid
Waxes
Accepted at the Hazardous Products Center (HPC). Waste / spent automotive products are accepted at the HPC.

When you require your gasoline container returned to you, you must drop off the container labeled with your name and contact phone #. HPC staff will notify you when your container is available for pick-up. Gasoline containers will only be emptied at the HPC when:
  1. The HPC is closed
  2. There are two trained HAZWOPERED employees on site
  3. There is no undue hazard present to the public

Please call (928) 527-9005 in advance if you have any questions.

Used oil may also be disposed of properly at:
  • AutoZone, 2138 E. Route 66
  • Checker Auto Parts, 810 West US Highway 66
  • Checker Auto Parts, 3514 E. Route 66
  • Jiffy Lube, 2740 Woodland Village Parkway (also accepts coolant)
  • Jiffy Lube, 1590 E. Route 66 (also accepts coolant)

Businesses are encouraged to utilize the Small Business Waste Program (SBWP) for proper disposal / recycling of automotive products / waste.
Ballasts
  • PCB Ballasts
  • Non-PCB Ballasts
Not accepted at the Landfill

Accepted at the Hazardous Products Center (HPC). PCB and Non-PCB containing ballasts are accepted at the HPC. Ballasts shall be separated from light fixtures and wires cut.

Businesses are encouraged to utilize the Small Business Waste Program (SBWP) for proper disposal of used/spent ballasts.
Batteries
  • Alkaline
  • Automotive
  • Button
  • Cell phone (ni-cd and ni-mh) and lithium ion / lithium
  • Rechargeable
Accepted at the Hazardous Products Center (HPC). Used / spent batteries are accepted at the HPC.

Batteries (NOT automotive or business related) may also be dropped off at the Main City Library, 300 West Aspen Avenue-located across from City Hall. Hours of Operation are:
  • Monday - Thursday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Friday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

The battery recycling bin is located inside the library across from the restrooms. (Large quantities must be brought to the HPC).

Businesses are encouraged to utilize the Small Business Waste Program (SBWP) for proper disposal / recycling of spent batteries.
Compressed Gas Cylinders
Camp stove propane canisters, butane canisters, MAPP gas and oxgen cylinders no greater than 1L are accepted.
Accepted at the Hazardous Products Center (HPC). Spent camp stove canisters which still contain propane or isobutane are accepted at the HPC.

If the canister is empty and you want to recycle the canister:
  • You must remove the valve stem
  • Bring it in person to the Municipal Recovery Facility (MRF) during their open hours (Monday through Friday at 7:00 AM 4:30 PM or Saturday at 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM) and let staff inside know you are there to recycle an empty camp stove canister which the valve stem has been removed.
  • Empty canisters for recycling cannot be placed in your residential recycling bins!

Non-poisonous gas cylinders
Airgas
201 S. River Run
Ph: (928) 774-4566

Propane and butane BBQ tanks / cylinders
Titan Propane
7911 No. Highway 89 (Beginning 4/15/2013)
Ph: (928) 526-3147
Consumer Products / Waste
  • Adhesives
  • Aerosols
  • Cell phones
  • Cleaners
  • Cooking oil
  • Detergents
  • Lead weights
  • Nail products
  • Photo chemicals
  • Spa / pool products
  • Thermometers
  • Thermostats containing mercury
Accepted at the Hazardous Products Center (HPC). Hazardous waste consumer products are accepted at the HPC.

Aerosol canisters can be recycled if the canister is completely empty. Empty is defined as when the nozzle is depressed and no further contents/pressure is released.

Restrictions on amounts do apply. Please call (928) 527-9005 if you have questions.

Businesses with common consumer waste products are encouraged to utilize the Small Business Waste Program (SBWP) for proper disposal of these items.
Drums and Pesticide Containers
Plastic or metal: 5, 16, 30, and 55 gallon drums or other sized containers
Accepted at theLandfill as long as the containers are triple-rinsed with tops and bottoms cut out.
Electronics
  • Cables / Cords (extension)
  • CDs and jewel cases
  • Cell phones
  • Computer Towers
  • DVDs and jewel cases
  • Fax Machines
  • Microwaves***
  • Monitors
  • Peripherals
  • Printers
  • Stereos
  • Televisions
  • VCR and DVD players
Accepted at the Hazardous Products Center (HPC). Electronic waste items are accepted at the HPC.

CDs / DVDs / Cell phones and chargers may also be dropped off at the Main City Library, 300 West Aspen Avenue-located across from City Hall. Hours of Operation are:
  • Monday - Thursday 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
  • Friday 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

The CD / DVD / cell phone and charger recycling bin is located inside the library across from the restrooms. Cell phones and cell phone batteries donated benefit a local Family Help Center and victims of domestic violence.

Cell phones, cell phone batteries and accessories can also be donated at any Verizon Wireless HopeLine drop box located in their stores nationwide. This program benefits victims of domestic violence.

Locally and nationally, Best Buy accepts some spent electronics. For more information, please call (928) 522-6141.

Locally and Nationally, Staples accepts some spent electronics. For more information, please call (928) 214-8424.

For more information on electronics reycling options, please visit the Environmental Protection Agency.

***Clean microwaves (turntable glass removed and wiped clean of food/debris) are accepted at the HPC for electronics/metal recycling.
 
***Microwaves are also accepted at the Cinder Lake Landfill Metals pile for recycling. Microwaves are not accepted for bulk p/u and should not be placed in your recycling bin. Please remove the turntable glass for trash disposal before taking an old microwave to the Landfill.

Businesses are encouraged to utilize the Small Business Waste Program (SBWP) for recycling spent electronics.
Electrical Equipment
  • Capacitors
  • Large electrical equipment
  • Transformers
For more information, please visit the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality
Explosives, Flares, Fireworks and Chemicals used to make fireworks
Any kind of explosives, safety flares, fireworks or chemicals used in making fireworks
Flagstaff Police Department
911 East Sawmill Road
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
911 or (928) 774-1414

Do not attempt to move explosives or chemicals used in making fireworks as they may spontaneously react causing an explosion or an immediate danger to life and health! Contact the Police Department immediately for assistance.

For flares and fireworks, please stop in the main lobby first, notify staff of what you have before bringing in old/spent ammunition.
Fire Extinguishers
Any kind of fire extinguisher
Accepted at the Hazardous Products Center (HPC). Spent fire extinguishers are accepted at the HPC.

Old extinguishers can also be taken at no charge to:

Personnel Safety Enterprises
3716 North Eagle Mtn. Dr
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
(928) 526-3130
Gardening Products / Waste
  • Fertilizers
  • Fungicides
  • Herbicides
  • Insecticides
  • Pesticides
  • Poisons
Accepted at the Hazardous Products Center (HPC). Gardening product waste is accepted at the HPC.

Businesses are encouraged to utilize the Small Business Waste Program (SBWP) for proper disposal of gardening products/waste.
Industrial / Commercial Waste or Environmental Remediation Materials
  • Filter cakes
  • Filters
  • Dusts
  • Powders
  • Other materials from remediation
Accepted at the Landfill - Before acceptance, you must submit an Exceptional Waste Application to the Landfill Project Manager for approval.
Lead Based Paint Debris
Accepted at the Landfill - Before acceptance you must follow these instructions for disposal.
Lightbulbs, Mercury containing lamps, unbroken only
  • Fluorescent
  • Biax
  • Circular lamps
  • Compact fluorescent (CFLs)
  • Metal Halide
  • Sodium Lamps
  • UV
Accepted at the Hazardous Products Center (HPC). Unbroken fluorescent lamps are accepted at the HPC.

Household lamps (up to 8 feet long) and Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) can be recycled through:
  • HomCo Ace Home Center, 1763 E. Butler Avenue
  • Hunts Building Center, 2711 East Lakin Drive
  • The Lite Company, 2109 N. 4th Street/Ph: (928) 774-6257

Household CFLs can be recycled through:
  • Home Depot, 1325 W Route 66, Flagstaff
    Ph: (928) 556-1529
  • Home Depot, 5005 E Marketplace Dr, Flagstaff -
    ph: (928) 526-1692

For information about disposal and clean up when a lamp breaks, please view ADEQ's Fact sheet for Managing Mercury Containing CFLs for Households or EPA's recommendations (in English or Espanol) or to check out other facts on CFLs, please view the Energy Star fact sheet.

Business that have CFLs or spent lamps are encouraged to utilize the Small Business Waste Program (SBWP) for proper recycling/disposal. Businesses are also encouraged to review the Arizona Dept. of Environmental Quality's document on Managing Universal Waste lamps for Businesses.

Incandescent bulbs Can be double bagged and placed in trash for disposal
Medical-Medications/Pharmaceuticals and "Sharps" / Needles-Residential Only
  • Biohazardous
  • Untreated medical waste
Not accepted. For more information, please visit the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality or view their directory of AZ Biohazardous Medical Waste Handlers.

  • Residential Prescription Drugs
  • Expired Medications
  • Over-the-Counter (OTC)
  • Pharmaceuticals 
Accepted in the normal trash or at the Landfill after following ADEQ's Prescription Drug Disposal Brochure or FDA's Guidelines on Unused Medications. Please read on for more environmentally friendly disposal options and advice.

Not accepted at the Hazardous Products Center (HPC).

Medications / Pharmaceuticals should not be flushed as this practice can contaminate surrounding groundwater sources.

Citizens Against Substance Abuse (CASA) puts on collection events 2x/year. Collected medications/pharmaceuticals are incinerated so there is minimal impact to the environment. Please contact CASA at (928) 779-5361 for more information. If you would prefer to be notified in advance of these collection events, please call (928) 527-9005 and ask to get on the automatic notification list.

Yavapai residents can dispose of expired / prescription and over the counter medications at the Cottonwood Police Dept. Restrictions apply, call 928-634-4246 or visit: 199 South 6th Street.

Sharps Disposal from Households
Citizens Against Substance Abuse (CASA) puts on collection events 2x/year. Please contact CASA at (928) 779-5361 for more information. If you would prefer to be notified in advance of these collection events, please call (928) 527-9005 and ask to get on the automatic notification list.

Note: Or after following ADEQ's instructions for household sharps disposal, residents can dispose of their sharps in normal trash or at the Cinder Lake Landfill. For more information, please review ADEQ's Sharps brochure.
Painting Products / Waste
  • Additives
  • Latex and oil paint
  • Putty
  • Shellac
  • Solvents
  • Spray paints
  • Stains, thinners, and varnishes
Accepted at the Hazardous Products Center (HPC). Spent painting products are accepted at the HPC.

If your latex paint has been frozen, follow the paint guidelines for proper disposal of "bad" paint.

Latex paint cans can be recycled if the cans are clean. Clean is defined as the latex paint has been completely dried, peeled out/removed from the container.

Good usable latex paint is filtered, mixed and pumped into FREE 5 gallon containers of earth tone exterior use only paint for household usage. Browse our Drop & Swap area for this and other FREE painting products.

If your business has painting products, you are encouraged to utilize the Small Business Waste Program (SBWP) for proper disposal / recycling.
Petroleum Contaminated Soils (PCS)
Soil with any kind of contamination by petroleum.
Accepted conditionally at the Landfill - You must review the PCS policy prior to submitting laboratory analytical results and an Exceptional Waste Application to either Landfill Project Manager I or Landfill Project Manager for approval
Radioactive Waste / Smoke Detectors
For more information, please visit the Arizona Radiation Regulatory Agency or check out the Smoke Detector Disposal guidelines from the EPA.
Radioactive Waste is not accepted.

Less than 5 residential ionization smoke detectors can be placed in your normal trash for disposal or be disposed of at the working face of the landfill. 

Less than 5 residential ionization smoke detectors per visit are accepted at the Hazardous Products Center (HPC) for recycling.

Ionization Smoke detectors can also be sent back to the manufacturer. They contain americium-241, a low level radioactive source. Keep the smoke detector unit intact, do not take apart. Send smoke detector unit back to manufacturer. View the smoke detector manufacturer list (provided by County of Santa Barbara Public Works Department Resource Recovery & Waste Management Division).

Businesses are encouraged to contact Curie Environmental Services for recycling ionization smoke detectors and other radioactive articles.
Refrigerators or units requiring freon evacuation
  • Refrigerators must be clean and free of food / medications and/or debris.
  • Refrigerators must be taped / tied shut, unless doors are removed.
  • Specific placement of the unit at the Landfill is required.
Accepted at the Landfill. The Landfill accepts refrigerators or units requiring freon evacuation. Fees may apply. View the fee schedule.

If you have a unit evacuated elsewhere (not at the Landfill), you must submit an Appliance disposal form if you intend on disposing of the unit for metal recycling at the Landfill.

APS also has a rebate incentive refrigerator recycling program. Visit the APS website or call (877) 514-6654 for more information.
Tires
Tires shall be free and clear of debris.
Not accepted at the Landfill.

Coconino County Tire Yard accepts tires:
5701 East Penstock Ave
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Ph: (928) 526-2735
Open Wednesdays 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM.

There is no charge for passenger tires, other types may incur a charge. Limit of five passenger tires per visit. Call for details.
Wastewater Sludge / Biosolids
For more information, please visit the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality
Accepted conditionally at the Landfill. The Landfill will accept septic or treated sludge that has been dewatered in accordance with the EPA Paint Filter Test.

Before acceptance, you must submit an Exceptional Waste Application to the Landfill Project Manager I for approval.