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El Mirage Recycles!

In addition to your green 96-gallon barrel for refuse, a
96-gallon blue barrel will be delivered for commingled recyclables. 

Items Accepted in the Recycling Bins

  • Aluminum: All soda and beer cans, foil, tin food containers, foil food containers (frozen TV dinner trays and pie plates). 
  • Steel and Tin: Such as food and beverage cans, lightly rinsed.
  • Paper: Includes all office paper, including shredded paper, copy paper, computer paper, envelopes, junk mail, newspaper, advertising inserts, magazines, catalogs, post-it-notes, telephone books, and brown paper bags.
  • Cartons: Such as milk, juice, yogurt or creamer cartons, lightly rinsed.
  • Cardboard and Boxes: Cardboard boxes, cereal, cake mix, cracker boxes, etc.
  • Plastics with Emblem 1-7: Such as water and soda bottles, milk jugs, detergent bottles, and clear food containers. Must be lightly rinsed. No lids or caps.
  • Glass: Bottles and jars with no lids or caps (green, amber and clear) 

Alternative Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites

Coury's Auto - 12313 NW Grand Ave., Batteries only

NAPA Auto Parts - 12555 NW Grand Ave.
Five gallons per month of used motor oil,
transmission fluid, and auto batteries - 623-583-0888

Quick Lube - 10111 N. El Mirage Rd. Fee charged
per gallon of oil - 623-972-5823

Northwest Regional County Landfill - 195th Ave. and Deer
Valley Rd. will accept: Four tires annually for each
Maricopa County resident, please call county information
hotline at 623-975-2518

For additional information on recycling sites please visit the website


REDUCE the amount and toxicity of trash you throw away

REUSE containers and products

RECYCLE as much as possible.

Contact Info
Lawrence Dobrosky 
Deputy City Manager 

12145 NW Grand Ave
El Mirage, AZ 85335

24 Hour Contact
Ph: 623-935-6405

Monday - Friday
7 am - 3:30 pm
Excluding Holidays