Construction has begun on a new, permanent household hazardous materials collection facility. The new facility will provide Mesa residential customers with a year-round option to dispose of their household hazardous material.
When will the facility open?
Construction began in December 2017 and the facility is scheduled to open in mid-October 2018. Please check back in early October for updated information.
Where will the facility be located?
The new facility will be located at 2412 N. Center St.
Who will be able to use the facility?
The daily operation of the Household Hazardous Materials Facility will be funded by a portion of Mesa's Green and Clean fee. Therefore, the facility will be open to City of Mesa solid waste residential customers who pay the Green and Clean fee as part of their monthly utility bill.
What if I am not sure if I pay the Green and Clean fee?
To verify if you are paying this fee, please refer to your City of Mesa utility bill. It will be listed under your monthly solid waste service fees.
My trash bill is paid through my HOA or property management group which means that I do not receive a monthly City of Mesa utility bill. Can I still use the facility?
Yes. During the first year of operation, the Household Hazardous Materials Facility will be open to all Mesa residents for the disposal of residential household hazardous materials.
Will commercial hazardous material be accepted?
No. Hazardous material generated by commercial businesses or generated from commercial use will not be accepted. The facility is only able to accept residential household hazardous material generated from within the home and not from commercial use. For commercial waste, please contact a private hazardous waste company for disposal options.
Will collection events still be held once the new facility opens?
No. Once the facility opens this fall, there will no longer be a need to host special household hazardous material collection events.
Are there any remaining collection events scheduled while the facility is under construction?
No. Due to seasonal high temperatures and for the safety of our staff, the City of Mesa does not host collection events during this time of year. If you cannot wait until the facility opens, please visit our alternative disposal options page or contact a private hazardous waste disposal company for available options and associated costs.
Will expired medication be accepted at the new facility?
No. Unfortunately, we will not be able to accept expired medication at the new facility.
In the past, we were able to accept expired medication at our collection events because we had the required law enforcement staff onsite to accept all medications received. However, we will not have law enforcement staff at the new facility and therefore are not permitted by law to accept any type of medication. The good news is that Mesa residents can drop off expired medication year-round at several Mesa police stations. More information>>>
What will be the hours of operation for the new facility?
The new facility will be open 20 hours per week, including Saturdays, for residential drop off.
I've heard that the new facility will have a Swap Shop. What is that?
The new facility will include a Swap Shop where certain household hazardous materials that are dropped off will be made available free of charge to Mesa residents for reuse.
How is the facility being funded?
Utility bonds are being used to construct the facility. After the facility opens, the Mesa Green and Clean fee will fund its operation.
What if I have additional questions?
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