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Posted on: April 26, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Recycling Update – Residential recycling collection services remain paused

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The Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) and public recycling drop-off located at 1800 E Butler Ave remains closed, and while the City of Flagstaff continues to evaluate recycling alternatives, the pause on the collection of residential recycling carts will continue until further notice. Residents are asked to not put their recycling carts on the curb as they will not be collected. In the interim, alternative public recycling drop-off locations can be viewed in Google Maps here. However, the City encourages the public to hold their recyclables until further notice.

Due to overflow concerns and capacity limitations of businesses, commercial recycling collection services will continue to operate on a normal schedule however these materials will continue to be delivered to the Cinder Lake Landfill for disposal. At this time, the City has evaluated and exhausted all immediate alternatives and, unfortunately, has no other option but to landfill these materials. 

The City is in the process of finalizing an arrangement with a MRF in the Phoenix area that has agreed to receive recyclables from Flagstaff. An update will be provided as soon as this arrangement is finalized. 

Residents with questions related to recycling services can call 928-213-2110 or email Updates will also be shared through


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