Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Options


Automobile Batteries

Sears Automotive Centers  
6343 E. Southern Avenue
(480) 396-5828  
1425 W. Southern Avenue  
(480) 833-6628
Interstate Battery of Phoenix
4747 S. Pinal, Apache Junction, AZ
(480) 982-4554
EMCO Recycling
1112 W. Birchwood Ave., Mesa, AZ
(480) 966-1478

Sunbelt Battery Systems
602 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale, AZ
(480) 968-8068
Batteries Plus
1145 S. Power Road, Mesa, AZ
(480) 654-3870


Automobile Oil

Do not mix oil with antifreeze, gas or any other product.  Please check the local telephone directory for a location near you:

  • AutoZone
  • Checkers Auto Store
  • PepBoys


Automobile Tires

Maricopa County has a Waste Tire Recycling program that is available to all Maricopa County residents.  For more information, call the Maricopa County Solid Waste office at (480) 987-2498 or call the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality at (602) 207-2300.

CRM of America
11400 E. Pecos Queen Creek, AZ
(480) 987-2498
Monday-Saturday 6 a.m.-4 p.m.
Closed on Sundays and holidays
Passenger & semi tires - no charge (up to 50 tires per year; must be off rims;1x per year)
Non-highway service tires (i.e.- tractor, airplane) - subject to applicable charges


Computers and Computer Equipment

AzStRUT - Arizona Students Recycling Used Technology

Residents are encouraged to take their old computers and computer equipment to the following AzStRUT collection sites:

Stardust Building Supplies - 1720 W. Broadway Road

Red Mountain High School - 7301 E. Brown Road, Matt Kelley (480) 472-8198.


Cell Phones and Rechargeable Batteries

Visit Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation for the nearest drop-off location.


Electronics & Fluorescent Light Bulbs

Visit the electronics and fluorescent light bulb recycling page for alternative disposal options.


Medical Sharps

Medical sharps are objects, such as syringes, needles and lancets that are used for insulin intake, blood samples and for other medical purposes.  Improper disposal of sharps can pose a serious health and safety hazard.  Medical sharps should be placed in a thick plastic or metal container with a tight fitting lid such as a bleach or liquid detergent bottle.  Once full, secure the lid with heavy-duty tape and write the words "Not Recyclable" on the container with a black, permanent marker.  After following these steps, you can place the container in your regular black trash barrel.


Prescription Drugs

Federal prescription drug disposal guidelines urge residents to dispose of any unused, unneeded or expired medication in the trash or take them to a pharmaceutical take-back location for safe disposal.  Residents are being asked to avoid throwing them down the drain as the drugs may pass through sewage treatment plants and septic tanks into surface waters, soils, and the groundwater. 

Mesa PD has drop-off boxes located at each of their sub-stations.  Visit our prescription disposal page to find the nearest location.


Water Based Latex Paint

If you have water based latex paint and can't wait until the next Household Hazardous Waste Collection event, please follow these simple steps for proper disposal. 

  • Remove the lid from the paint can and let the paint completely dry. 
  • Once it is dry, place the lid back on the container and dispose of it in your black trash barrel.  This will prevent the paint from spilling on the street when the trash truck services your barrel. 


**NOTE: Oil based paint is not accepted in the trash barrel and must be taken to a Household Hazardous Waste Collection event.



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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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