Drop-off Recycling

The City of Mesa offers three 24-hour drop-off location sites for the public to recycle their materials.


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Dobson Ranch Park
2363 S. Dobson Road
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East Mesa Service Center
6935 E. Decatur St.


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Juanita/Country Club
Park-and-Ride Lot
1830 S. Country Club Drive

Learn how Mesa is enhancing its popular East Mesa Service Center drop-off site.


Items accepted at Mesa's Drop-off Centers


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  • Paper
    • Junk mail, paper bags, computer & writing paper
    • Magazines, catalogs, telephone books and newspapers (include inserts)
    • What about shredded paper?
  • Cardboard
    • Packing boxes (please remove packing material)
  • Paperboard
    • Milk, juice & ice cream cartons
    • Facial tissue boxes, cereal, detergent, shoe boxes & other packaging containers


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  • Cups & containers #1 - #7
    • Plastic bottles, jugs and jars (milk, peanut butter, soda, water, mustard, shampoo, mouthwash, medicine, lotion, detergent, bleach,etc.)
    • Disposable plastic cups
    • Yogurt, cottage cheese, margarine & whipped topping containers
    •  "Clamshell" food containers (e.g.- produce, baked goods, etc.)
    • No Styrofoam, plastic bags or film


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  • Bottles & jars containing a food or beverage when purchased
    • Juice, soda, beer & wine bottles, etc.
    • Baby food, mayonnaise, pickle & jelly jars, etc.


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  • Metal cans containing a food or beverage when purchased
    • Soda & beer cans; aluminum foil products
    • Vegetable, soup, tuna, & pet food cans, etc.


Items not accepted at Mesa's Drop-off Centers

  • Air-conditioning filters
  • Batteries
  • Candy wrappers
  • Clothes hangers, scrap metal, automotive parts
  • Clothing, cloth or rags
  • Diapers
  • Dinnerware (glass or plastic)
  • Dog food bags
  • Fast food items (food, wrappers, or greasy bags)
  • Gift wrap
  • Hazardous waste
  • Inserts from paperboard boxes (plastic bags/trays)
  • Light bulbs, ceramics or window glass
  • Motor-oil containers
  • Packing materials (styrofoam peanuts, bubble wrap)
  • Paper towels, napkins, tissues or paper plates
  • Plastic bags (any type)
  • Potato chip bags
  • Propane or oxygen tanks
  • PVC piping
  • Rubber bands or elastic products
  • Styrofoam (including egg cartons)
  • Trash
  • Wood or yard waste


Drop-off Center reminders:

  • Recyclables should be relatively clean and unbagged
  • Styrofoam, plastic bags and plastic wrap are not accepted
  • Please break down cardboard boxes and remove all packing material
  • Please keep the area clean - no trash or non-acceptable items allowed


Thank you for your recycling participation.  By adhering to these reminders, you will avoid contaminating the recycle bins and therefore avoid jeopardizing this community program.

If you have any questions, please call Customer Service at (480) 644-2221.

Drop-off locations map



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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


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Barrel collection schedule

Barrel or service requests

All other service requests should be directed to Customer Service

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