Additional Disposal Options

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  • Automobile Battery Recycling

    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


    Battery Center
    1743 N. Country Club
    (480) 833-1650

  • Automobile Oil Recycling

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

    • AutoZone
    • O'Reilly Auto Parts
    • Pep Boys


  • Automobile Tire Recycling

    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


  • Battery Recycling

    Battery Center
    1743 N. Country Club
    (480) 833-1650


  • Computers and Computer Equipment Recycling

    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 Phone & Rechargeable Battery Recycling

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


  • Electronics & Fluorescent Light Bulb Recycling

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


  • Medical Sharp Disposal

    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 3/4-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.


  • Paint Disposal

    If you have water based latex paint, 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 facility or event.


  • Prescription Drug Disposal

    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.

  • Smoke Detector Alarms


    Phone Number Address for Return Notes
    American Sensors/Dicon Global (800) 387-4219 Call to receive a number and return information 

    Accepts Dicon Global and American Sensors brands only
    Firex  (800) 445-8299 Firex c/o Disposal
    28C Leigh Fisher Blvd.
    El Paso, TX 79906

     First Alert/BRK (800) 323-9005 ext. 2     

    Customer Service Dept.
    3920 Enterprise Court
    Aurora, IL 60504 

    Accepts up to 4 First Alert/BRK branded devices at a time.  Call ahead for mailing instructions.
     GE Security/ESL (888) 437-3287 12345 Southwest Levetan Dr.
    Tualatin, OR 97062

    Accepts GE Security/ESL brands only
     Honeywell (800) 328-511 Returned Goods,
    Honeywell, Inc.
    Dock 4-MN10-3860
    1985 Douglas Drive North
    Golden Valley, MN 55422

    Accepts Honeywell brand only
     Kidde (800) 880-6788 ext. 1

    1016 Corporate Park Dr.
    Mebane, NC 27302


    Accepts Kidde brand only
     Sears   Some Sears locations are designated collection sites

    Call your local Sears store
     System Sensors (800) 736-7672 ext. 1 Call to receive a reference number and return information.

    Accepts System Sensors brand only.  $3 charge for each detector.
     USI Electric/Universal (800) 390-4321 ext. 1 Attention: Disposal Dept.
    7A Gwynns Mill Court
    Owings Mills, MD 21117
    Only return detectors that say "ionization" on the back.  Accepts USI Electric or Universal brands only.  Include a note that states that smoke detector is being returned for recycling.