Flagstaff Hazardous Products Center (HPC)

Drop & Swap Reopening​

Effective on June 15, 2020, the Drop & Swap program will resume operations at the Hazardous Products Center. This will be done with precautions to ensure the safety of visitors. New Drop & Swap procedures for operations are outlined below:
  • Products with the ability to be reused will be sanitized before being placed on the Drop & Swap shelves.
  • Items and surfaces within Drop & Swap will be sanitized daily.
  • Drop & Swap will function within limited hours of 8:00 am to 1:00 pm to provide HPC employees time to properly sanitize the area.
  • An HPC employee will check you into the Drop & Swap by logging the customer’s name prior to entering.
  • Only one family or household will be allowed into the Drop & Swap area at a time.
  • A 15-item limit per household per visit will be added (this will not include 5-gallon buckets of remixed latex paint). 
  • An HPC employee will weigh the customer’s items and log them out of Drop & Swap.
  • Items and surfaces within Drop & Swap will be sanitized daily.
The Hazardous Products Center appreciates your continued patience during this time, and we look forward to reopening Drop & Swap to the public! 

HPC General Info

Constructed in 2002, the Flagstaff Hazardous Products Center (HPC) provides City of Flagstaff and Coconino County residents with a convenient and permanent facility for the disposal of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW).

With this service, the HPC helps divert more than 150-tons of Hazardous and Electronic Waste from entering the Cinder Lake Landfill per year.

Up-to-date statistics on waste diverted from Cinder Lake Landfill. 

Days & Hours of Operation

Residential Customers

Residents of the City of Flagstaff or Coconino County can drop off Household Hazardous Waste between the following times.


Monday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Business Customers

Businesses must make an appointment with the HPC to drop off Hazardous Waste. Please refer to our Small Business Waste Program page for more information.

Holiday Hours

The HPC will close at NOON during the following days:

  • Christmas Eve
  • New Year's Eve
And will be CLOSED during the the following days:

  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year's Day



The Hazardous Products Center has strict rules that residents must follow to utilize the facility and its programs. Failure to follow these guidelines will result in being prohibited from using the HPC's services in the future. They are as follows:

  • Obey all posted signage and personnel on site
  • No smoking at any time 
  • Do not wander from the designated public areas (Drop & Swap, Drop Off Drive, & Parking Lot)
  • No scavenging (with the exception of the Drop & Swap area)
  • Any abuse (verbal or physical) directed towards HPC staff will not be tolerated
  • Small children and animals must be supervised at all times
Safety is of the utmost importance to the HPC; these rules are meant to make your visit as efficient and pleasant as possible. If you need assistance or have questions, please feel free to ask HPC staff for help.

​Residential Requirements

City of Flagstaff and Coconino County residents must bring a valid AZ Driver's License or State Issued ID with your current address listed. Moreover, City of Flagstaff residents must bring a current Flagstaff Water Bill for address verification. If you do not have a current water bill, two articles of mail or utility bills must be provided for address verification.

The HPC only serves the City of Flagstaff and Coconino County. If you live outside Coconino County, the HPC recommends that you call your County offices for instructions on how to properly dispose of your Household Hazardous Wastes

To get more detailed information on the HPC's policies, programs, and/or guidelines, please review our pages on the left.

Residential Waste Limit

The HPC will only accept 40 gallons worth of waste per household, per day; this is measured in container sizes no bigger than 5-gallons. 

Residents greatly exceeding the 40 gallon limit will be required to schedule a waste drop-off appointment. 

For more information, or to schedule a Large Resident Drop-off, please call the HPC at (928) 213-2159 or send us an e-mail at hpc@flagstaffaz.gov

NOTE: If your waste exceeds allowable amounts or proper ID is not shown to HPC Staff, your waste may be rejected or refused 


Businesses & Contractors conducting business with the HPC must abide by the following rules.

  • Let the Cinder Lake Landfill Scale House know when you are visiting the HPC for official business
  • Let HPC staff know when you are on the premises.
  • Steel or Composite Footwear, Safety Glasses, and Work Gloves are required.
  • Familiarize yourself with the locations of the Exit Doors, Fire Extinguishers, First Aid Station, and Eye Wash Station before conducting business
  • If required to weigh in on the Landfill Scales, remember to weigh out.
Businesses wishing to drop off Hazardous Waste must make an appointment. Please see the Small Business Waste Program for information.