Black Barrel Trash Program


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The City of Mesa offers curbside trash collection service to all Mesa single-family households. Barrels are available in a 60- or 90-gallon size and standard service includes once a week collection. 

Additional trash barrels and service are available for an extra monthly charge.


Black barrel reminders:

  • Bag and tie wet garbage, grass and animal waste in a plastic bag to maintain sanitary conditions and to prevent odors and the breeding of flies.
  • Do not place the following items in the barrel:
    • Dirt
    • Hot ashes, cinders, coals or any other burning materials
    • Mortar, concrete, plaster or other building materials
    • Motor oil
    • Toxic or hazardous material
    • Unwrapped animal waste
  • Maximize the use of your black barrel.  If an item is accepted in Mesa's Blue Barrel Program, recycle it instead and save the extra space for non-recyclable items.
  • General barrel reminders


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Please remember to "Bag & Tie" your trash before placing it into the BLACK barrel!




What size of black barrel do I have?

  • 60-gallon size: 40"h x 27"w x 28"d

  • 90-gallon size: 45"h x 28"w x 34"d


Why do City of Mesa employees look inside our neighborhood barrels?



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Solid Waste Management Department

Customer Service
(480) 644-2221

Department Managers

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211

Walk-in service requests/payments:
55 N. Center St.
Mesa, AZ 85201

6935 E. Decatur St.
Mesa, AZ 85207

Office Hours:
7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Closed Fridays & holidays


Missed barrel notification

Damaged barrel notification

Barrel collection schedule

Barrel or service requests

All other service requests should be directed to Customer Service

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