Education & Resources

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IMG_1094_webAs part of our ongoing educational efforts, the Environmental Management & Sustainability Department offers a variety of materials and information to residents and school educators on trash collection and recycling topics.

In addition, staff is available to come out to your school or community group gathering to speak about the importance of recycling.  Presentations are typically 15-30 minutes in length and can be tailored to your specific group.  To request a speaker, please contact us.

What about landfill and recycling facility tours?

The City of Mesa does not own its own landfill or recycling facility.  However, tours for both areas can be arranged directly through the Salt River Landfill.

Scout Troops

Groups of 15 or more scouts may request a recycling presentation.  Presentations are held Monday-Thursday during normal business hours at the Solid Waste Office, 730 N. Mesa Dr.  Please submit your presentation request and a City of Mesa staff member will contact you.

YouTube Videos


Wishful Recycling 

Are Greasy Pizza Boxes Accepted? 

What About Diapers? 

Plastic Bags & Shrink Wrap? 

Are Hoses & Cords Accepted? 

Is Scrap Metal Accepted? 

Pouches...Recyclable Or Not? 

What About Food Waste? 

Are Foam Products Recyclable? 

What About Yard Waste? 

Should I Bag My Recyclables? 

What To Do With Textiles? 

What Happens To Your Recyclables? 

Recycling Myth #1 

Recycling Myth #2 

Plastic Bag Recycling 


Garbage Truck Safety 

Garbage Truck Safety Ride-A-Long