Drop-off Recycling Centers

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The City of Mesa offers three 24-hour drop-off location sites for the public to recycle their materials.  All items placed in the recycle bins should be loose.  As a courtesy to our guests, specially marked barrels are located at each site for guests to deposit their empty plastic bags once they have recycled their items.

NOTICE: Illegal dumping is strictly prohibited.  Citations and fines will be issued for leaving behind any items not listed on the accepted items list. 

Drop-off locations map [PDF]


IMG_1690_Edited_SmallUseOnlyDobson Ranch Park

2359 S. Dobson Road

Web_1East Mesa Service Center

6935 E. Decatur St.

IMG_0581Juanita/Country Club - Park-and-Ride Lot

1830 S. Country Club Drive

Items accepted at Mesa's Drop-off Centers


  • Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Paperboard


  • Cups & containers
    • 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 plastic film


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


  • 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
  • Construction and remodeling materials
  • 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
  • Scrap metal
  • 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.

Mesa multifamily communities and businesses:  If you are currently using Mesa's drop-off recycling centers and would like to find out what on-site recycling options may be available to your community or business, please submit an online inquiry form and a City of Mesa representative will contact you to further discuss. 


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