Residential Glass Collection


FLAGSTAFF, AZ (December 18, 2017) –- In 2017, the City of Flagstaff started a five-week bulky program.  However, glass recycling remained on a monthly pick-up schedule.

The glass-recycling program has almost tripled in customers since its inception. In an effort to deliver the once a month service the pickup days for glass recycling will be restructured. This new schedule should be easier for customers. In addition to the reminder below, attached is the 2018 Glass Recycling Schedule and map with the exact dates of service.

Section 1 – First Wednesday of the month.
Section 2 – Second Wednesday of the month.
Section 3 – Third Wednesday of the month.
Sections 4 & 5 – Fourth Wednesday of the month. 
The glass schedule for 2017 will have no interruptions in service over the winter holiday.  The Glass schedule for 2018 will begin with section 1 on January 3rd.
Again, we appreciate your business and we look forward to a new year recycling.

For more information visit or contact Customer Service at (928) 213-2110.

Residential Glass Collection

In addition to City-provided Glass Recycling Drop-Off Location sites, the City of Flagstaff Solid Waste Section offers glass recycling to residential customers on a subscription basis.

Subscribe today for as little as $3.55/ month. For more information, contact the Solid Waste Administrative Specialist at (928) 213-2110 or by email.

Glass Collection Guidelines

  • All colors of glass are accepted.
  • Don’t place the bag or container used to transport the glass into the glass recycling bin. The glass bins are for glass only.
  • Don’t leave other recyclable materials or household trash next to the glass bins. Items on the ground next to the bins are in violation of the City Litter Code.
  • Glass should not be placed in the 90 gallon curb-side recycle container. Not only is it a safety hazard but it also contaminates other recycle items.

Is my glass actually being recycled?

Did you know that Flagstaff is now collecting glass for recycling? Prior to December 2012, glass collected by Norton Environmental Material Recovery Facility (MRF) was ground into sand and repurposed as alternative daily cover (ADC) at the Cinder Lake Landfill in combination with wood waste and paper waste from SCA Tissue. This repurposed glass was also made available to the public, free of charge, for a wide range of uses including landscaping, drive-way cover, and cement filler. This repurposing was necessary due to the lack of glass recycling facilities in close enough proximity to Flagstaff to make transporting glass cost effective.

However, with the recent opening of the Strategic Materials glass recycling plant in Phoenix, transporting glass has finally become logistically possible. Now, glass collected by Norton Environmental is transported to the Strategic Materials plant where it is cleaned and sorted, shipped to Fevisa in Mexicali, Mexico, and then recycled into new Corona, Coca-Cola, and Budweiser bottles.

This change will not affect City glass collection services or standards. Glass may still be disposed of at Norton Environmental, any of the in-town drop-off locations, or in a separate official City of Flagstaff glass recycling curbside bin.