The collection of residential recycling carts will resume on Monday, May 8. Residents who normally receive recycling services on Monday should place their carts at the curb by 6 a.m. The City has secured a hauling service to transport the City’s recyclables to a Materials Recovery Facility in the Phoenix area so that collected materials can be properly recycled. This arrangement will be utilized by the City in the short term (several weeks) to allow recycling services to resume on May 8. Future updates will be provided as they become available on a long-term plan for recycling services.
On May 3, the Flagstaff City Council approved the termination of a lease and service agreement with Norton Environmental, allowing the City to assume the MRF site at 1800 E Butler Ave and take over operations at the facility. Obtaining control of the facility is a critical step in restoring recycling services as the Butler location provides a needed location and operations support for collected materials to be tipped and loaded onto transport trucks. The City is currently in the process of cleaning and evaluating the condition of the property.
The public recycling drop-off location at the 1800 E Butler Ave property remains closed. In the interim, alternative public recycling drop-off locations can be viewed in Google Maps here.
Residential glass collections have resumed and are running on a normal schedule. Glass collected on the May 3 pickup date has been stockpiled for future recycling. Future glass collections will be transported to a Phoenix area MRF for processing. Residents are asked to continue separating glass and not placing glass into their regular recycling carts.
The City thanks residents for their patience as we work through this transition. Residents with questions related to recycling services can email email@example.com or call 928-213-2110. Updates will also be shared through flagstaff.az.gov/4855/Recycling-Updates.