Trash and Recycling Collection Schedule in Chandler, AZ



Chandler is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona with a population of over 260,000 residents. Like most cities, Chandler offers trash and recycling collection services to its residents. This article provides an overview of trash and recycling collection in Chandler, including collection days, times, guidelines, and more.

Collection Days

Trash collection occurs once per week on a designated day depending on your location in Chandler. Recycling is collected every other week on the same day as your trash pickup.

To find your designated collection day, enter your address on the City of Chandler website. You can also download the free Recycle Coach app and enter your address to view your collection schedule.

Below is the general collection schedule based on location:

  • North of Chandler Blvd: Monday
  • Between Chandler Blvd and Pecos Rd: Tuesday
  • South of Pecos Rd: Wednesday
  • West of Arizona Ave: Thursday
  • East of Cooper Rd: Friday

If you have alley collection, contact Chandler Solid Waste Services to learn your schedule.

Collection falls on the next day if a holiday pushes the schedule back. For example, no collection occurs on Christmas Day, so Monday collection moves to Tuesday if Christmas is on a Monday.

Collection Times

Trash and recycling pickup occur between 6am and 5pm in Chandler. There is no set pickup time, as this varies based on factors like truck capacity, traffic, weather, and more.

To ensure collection, place cans curbside by 6am on your collection day. Remove empty cans by 9am the following day.

Placement Guidelines

Follow these guidelines when setting containers at the curb:

  • Place against curb or street edge
  • Don’t block sidewalks
  • Lid must close completely
  • Position 3ft away from other objects like other cans, vehicles, mailboxes, etc.

Any items placed on or next to the can will not be collected.

Missed Pickup

If your trash or recycling is not collected, first check with neighbors to confirm the truck came by. If you are the only missed pickup on the street, leave cans out and call Chandler Solid Waste Services early the next business day. For a Friday miss, call by 3pm.

Missed pickups are verified through container inspections, GPS tracking of routes, and truck stop data.

Prohibited Items

Do not place the following in your trash or recycling:

  • Dirt, rocks, concrete, construction debris
  • Manure
  • Liquids
  • Hazardous materials like chemicals, gas, oil, batteries
  • Medical waste
  • Vehicles, tires, metal
  • Dead animals over 75 lbs
  • Septic waste

Contact the city for proper disposal methods for prohibited items.

Holiday Schedule

Trash collection occurs on most major holidays, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Years Day.

See the holiday collection schedule:

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Normal collection
  • Presidents Day – Normal collection
  • Memorial Day – Normal collection
  • Juneteenth – Normal collection
  • July 4th – Normal collection
  • Labor Day – Normal collection
  • Veterans Day – Normal collection
  • Thanksgiving – No collection (shifted to Saturday)
  • Christmas Day – No collection (shifted 1 day)
  • New Years Day – No collection (shifted 1 day)

Special Waste Collection

Along with regular trash and recycling, Chandler offers the following special collection services:

  • Bulk trash – Up to 10 cubic yards collected curbside per year by appointment
  • Brush and bulky items – Dropoff at Recycling-Solid Waste Collection Center
  • Household hazardous waste – Dropoff at Recycling-Solid Waste Collection Center
  • Christmas trees – Curbside pickup and dropoff sites after holidays

Contact Chandler Solid Waste Services for details on special collection programs.

Chandler Recycling-Solid Waste Collection Center

This facility located at 955 E. Queen Creek Rd provides residents convenient dropoff for:

  • Recycling
  • Household hazardous waste
  • Electronic waste
  • Brush and bulky items
  • Scrap metal

The center is open daily from 6am-3pm, except holidays. Proof of Chandler residency is required.

Contact Information

Contact the City of Chandler Solid Waste Services for any questions related to trash and recycling collection:

Phone: 480-782-3510

Email: [email protected]


You can also sign up on their website to receive email reminders about your collection schedule and notifications about holiday changes or service alerts.


  • Chandler provides weekly trash collection and biweekly recycling pickup
  • Use online tools or contact the city to find your designated collection day
  • Review the schedule, guidelines, and prohibited items
  • Contact Solid Waste Services for any pickup issues or questions

Proper trash and recycling practices help support Chandler’s commitment to environmental sustainability. Following these guidelines and schedules allows collection to occur efficiently. Contact the city’s Solid Waste Services team if you need assistance getting set up with trash and recycling collection as a Chandler resident.


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