Blue Barrel Recycling for Multi-unit Properties


City of Mesa multi-unit properties are eligible to participate in the City's Blue Barrel Recycling Program at no additional charge.  Community blue barrels are strategically placed on the property to allow convenient resident access.


Items accepted in Mesa's Blue Barrel Program

Identical to our residential recycling program, the following items may be recycled in the 90-gallon container:


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  • Paper
    • Junk mail, paper bags, brochures, envelopes, paper ream wrappers, 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
    • File folders, paper tablet backings, facial tissue boxes, soda 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.- berry containers, baked goods, etc.)
    • No Styrofoam, plastic bags or plastic wrap

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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.

Printable flyer of accepted recyclable items (English)

Folleto de reciclables acceptados (Spanish)



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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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