Waste Reduction

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Reduce Waste at Home

Be Resourceful

Making simple changes can help you save money, support your community, conserve natural resources, and enjoy more time with friends and family. Below are the five actions we support for reducing waste at home:

  • Donate, Don't Ditch
  • Buy Smart
  • Fix & Maintain
  • Borrow & Share
  • Reuse

Flagstaff residents can review all the above actions with additional tips using the link here.

B.Y.O (Bring Your Own)

Do you B.Y.O. (Bring Your Own)? Many businesses in Flagstaff will allow you to use your own bottle, mugs, jars, & other reusable containers when you're on the go.

Join the many Flagstaff residents who B.Y.O and check out our page dedicated to Bring your Own materials that can assist with the reduction of waste and diversion from the landfill to help reach our ReThink Waste goals. Each of our Sustainability staff members will be featured throughout the spring with their favorite items to help inspire you.

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City-led Programs

Trash Less, Save More!

From fall 2021 - winter 2022 the Sustainability Office and Solid Waste departments piloted a volumetric pricing trash service in a neighborhood in Flagstaff to measure viability for the rest of the city. Volumetric pricing treats trash service like a utility by charging less for producing less trash. Learn more here.

Waste Assessments

Coming soon! Local businesses will have the opportunity to sign up for a free waste assessment carried out by Sustainability staff in order to determine current waste streams and ways to reduce waste and save money. 

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Waste Reduction Events

Fix-it Clinic

At our Fix-it Clinics, we support sustainable consumption and divert waste from the landfill by fixing items that would usually end up in the trash. Our incredible team of volunteers can help you fix just about anything, including electronics, jewelry, clothing, bicycles and more! Click here for more information.

Drop-off Day

Put your waste in the right place! Drop-Off Day, Dump the Drugs, and Shred-A-Thon Events are hosted by Flagstaff Sustainability Office, Flagstaff Hazardous Products Center, Flagstaff Police Department, Coconino County Sheriff's Office, and Ponderosa Medical Waste Services. Click here to find out when the next event is.

Fix-It Clinic

Treecycling (seasonal)

Residents can recycle their Christmas tree every year by placing them on the curb for collection the first week of the new year or by dropping off at several sites throughout the month of January. Click here for specific dates and locations.

Pumpkin Drop-off (seasonal)

Residents can compost their pumpkins every year during our yearly pumpkin drop-off day. Date, location, and time is determined every year so check back in fall 2022.