Accepted 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 E Sawmill Road
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Phone: 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 by hand pressure.

Non-friable Asbestos - the material; when dry, cannot be crumbled, pulverized, or reduced to powder by hand pressure.

Get more information on types of asbestos
Friable Asbestos - For friable asbestos disposal options, please contact:
Painted Desert Landfill
9001 N Porter Avenue
Joseph City, AZ 86032
928-288-3605

Non-friable Asbestos - Accepted at the Cinder Lake Landfill. Follow these instructions for disposal
Automobiles
Wrecked or intact:
  • Cars
  • Motorcycles
  • Semi trucks
  • Trucks
  • 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
Any type of automotive products used in automobiles, such as:
  • Antifreeze
  • Automotive Batteries
  • Brake fluid
  • Gasoline
  • Lubricants
  • Oil (new and used)
  • Oil filters
  • Transmission fluid
  • Waxes
Accepted at the HPC
Due to the hazardous nature of pouring flammable liquids, gasoline containers cannot be poured the same day as your drop-off. The HPC requires that residents and businesses put their name and number on gasoline containers that want to be returned. HPCstaff will only pour flammable liquids under the following conditions.:
  • The HPC is operating outside of official business hours
  • Two trained employees with HAZWOPER training are present on site
  • The General Public is safe from any hazards present during bulking of flammable liquids
Once your gasoline containers are poured, HPCstaff will give you a call to pickup your containers and will hold them for two weeks. Used oil may also be disposed of properly at:
  • AutoZone
    2138 E Route 66
    Flagstaff, AZ 86004
  • Checker Auto Parts
    810 West U.S. Highway 66
  • Checker Auto Parts
    3514 E Route 66
    Flagstaff, AZ 86004
  • Jiffy Lube (also accepts coolant)
    2740 Woodland Village Parkway
    Flagstaff, AZ 86001
  • Jiffy Lube (also accepts coolant)
    1590 E Route 66
    Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Businesses are encouraged to utilize the Small Business Waste Program (SBWP) (PDF) for proper disposal / recycling of automotive products / waste.
Ashes
  • Cold Ashes
Accepted at the Cinder Lake Landfill
Ballasts
  • Non-PCB Ballasts
  • PCB Ballasts
Accepted at the HPC Ballasts shall be separated from light fixtures and wires cut.
Businesses are encouraged to utilize the SBWP (PDF) for proper disposal of used/spent ballasts.
Batteries
  • Automotive
  • Button
  • Lead Acid
  • Lithium
  • Rechargeable
  • Alkaline
Accepted at the HPC.
Businesses are encouraged to utilize the SBWP for proper disposal / recycling of spent batteries.
Compressed Gas Cylinders up to 16.4 ounces
  • Butane Canisters
  • MAPP Gas
  • Oxygen Cylinders
  • Propane Canisters
Accepted at the HPC
Compressed gas cylinders greater than 16.4 oz. are not 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 am to 4:30 pm or Saturday at 8 am to noon 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
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Phone: 928-774-4566

Propane and butane BBQ tanks / cylinders
Graves Propane
8901 U.S. Highway 89
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Phone: 928-714-1111
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 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 928-213-2159 if you have questions.
Businesses with common consumer waste products are encouraged to utilize the SBWP (PDF) for proper disposal of these items.
Drums and Pesticide Containers (empty)
Plastic or metal: 5, 16, 30, and 55 gallon drums or other sized containers
Accepted at the Landfill, as long as the containers are triple-rinsed with tops and bottoms cut out.
Electronics
  • Cables / Cords (extension)
  • CD's
  • Cell phones
  • Computer Towers
  • DVD's
  • Fax Machines
  • Monitors
  • Peripherals
  • Printers
  • Stereos
  • Televisions
  • VCR and DVD players
Accepted at the HPC
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 recycling options, please visit the Environmental Protection Agency.
Note: The HPC does not accept microwaves, however they are accepted at the Cinder Lake Landfill Metals Pile for recycling. Microwaves are not accepted for bulk pickup 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 SBWP (PDF) for recycling spent electronics.
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 E Sawmill Road
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Phone: 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 HPC
Old extinguishers can also be taken at no charge to: Personnel Safety Enterprises
3716 N Eagle Mountain Drive
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Phone: 928-526-3130
Gardening Products / Waste
  • Fertilizers
  • Fungicides
  • Herbicides
  • Insecticides
  • Pesticides
  • Poisons
Accepted at the HPC
Businesses are encouraged to utilize the SBWP (PDF) for proper disposal of gardening products/waste.
Industrial / Commercial Waste or Environmental Remediation Materials
  • Dusts
  • Filters
  • Powders
  • Filter cakes
  • Other materials from remediation
Accepted at the Landfill - Before acceptance, you must submit an Exceptional Waste Application (PDF) 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
  • Biax
  • Circular lamps
  • Compact fluorescent (CFL's)
  • Fluorescent Bulbs
  • Metal Halide
  • Sodium Lamps
  • UV
Accepted at the Hazardous Products Center (HPC). Must be unbroken.
CFL's are also accepted at The Home Depot.
For information about disposal and clean up when a lamp breaks, please view ADEQ's Fact sheet for Managing Mercury Containing CFLs for Households (PDF) or EPA's recommendations (in English or Espanol) or to check out other facts on CFL's, please view the Energy Star fact sheet (PDF).
Business that have CFL's or spent lamps are encouraged to utilize the SBWP (PDF) for proper recycling/disposal. Businesses are also encouraged to review the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality's document on Managing Universal Waste lamps for Businesses (PDF).

  • Incandescent bulbs
Can be double bagged and placed in trash for disposal
Medical Waste/Biohazardous Waste
  • Biohazardous
  • Untreated medical waste
Not accepted. For more information, please visit the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.

  • Expired Medications
  • Over-the-Counter (OTC)
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Residential Prescription Drugs
Accepted in the normal trash or at the Landfill after following ADEQ's Prescription Drug Disposal Brochure (PDF) or FDA's Guidelines on Unused Medications (PDF). Please read on for more environmentally friendly disposal options and advice.
Not accepted at the Hazardous Products Center (HPC).
Accepted at Flagstaff Police Department located at
911 E Sawmill Road
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
For further information, call 928-779-3646
Accepted at Flagstaff Pharmacy
77 W Forrest Avenue
Suite Number 104
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Pharmacy hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 6 pm and Saturday 8:30 am to 2 pm
For further information, call 928-773-2565
Yavapai residents can dispose of expired / prescription and over the counter medications at the Cottonwood Police Department. Restrictions apply, call 928-634-4246 or visit:
199 S 6th Street
Cottonwood, AZ 86326.

Sharps Disposal from Households
Not accepted at the Hazardous Products Center.
After following ADEQ's instructions for household sharps disposal, residents can dispose of their sharps in normal trash or at the Cinder Lake Landfill.
Painting Products / Waste
  • Additives
  • Latex and oil paint
  • Putty
  • Shellac
  • Solvents
  • Spray paints
  • Stains, thinners, and varnishes
Accepted at the Hazardous Products Center (HPC).
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 and 1-gallon containers of varying interior and exterior colors for household usage. Browse our Drop and Swap area for this and other free painting products.
If your business has painting products, you are encouraged to utilize the SBWP (PDF) 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 (PDF) prior to submitting laboratory analytical results and an Exceptional Waste Application (PDF) to either Landfill Project Manager I or Landfill Project Manager for approval
Radioactive Waste / Smoke Detectors
For more information, please visit the HPCDepartment of Health Services Bureau of Radiation Control or check out the Smoke Detector Disposal guidelines from the EPA.
Smoke Detectors containing Americium-241 and Exit Signs containing Tritium are accepted at the Hazardous Products Center.
Smoke Detectors can also be sent back to the manufacturer. Keep all smoke detectors intact and do not attempt to disassemble. View the smoke detector manufacturer list (PDF) (provided by County of Santa Barbara Public Works Department Resource Recovery and 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 (PDF) 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.
Coconino County Tire Yard
5701 E Penstock Avenue
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Phone: 928-526-2735
Open Wednesdays 8 am to 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 (PDF).
Before acceptance, you must submit an Exceptional Waste Application (PDF) to the Landfill Project Manager I via email for approval.