Effective January 4, 2016
Gilbert is rolling out new residential trash, recycling and bulk pickup schedules on Monday, January 4, 2016.
Trash and recycling containers will be picked up on the same day and bulk will still be offered one week per zone each month.
Please refer to the map below to determine your new collection schedule.
To ensure uninterrupted service, starting Monday, January 4, 2016, please follow these instructions:
- Place BOTH trash and recycling containers to the current designated pickup location by 5:00 AM on your new collection day.
- Place all acceptable bulk items to the current designated pickup location by Monday at 5:00 AM of your new collection week.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is affected by the new trash schedules?
All single family residential customers in Gilbert.
What does same day service mean?
It means trash and recycling will be picked up on the same day.
Why are these changes necessary?
As Gilbert continues to grow, this change is necessary to balance collection areas and improve service to residents.
Will my pick up day change on holidays?
No, holidays do not affect your trash and recycling pick up schedule.
Do I still need to have my containers out by 5:00 AM on my collection day?
Yes, please continue to place your containers out no later than 5:00 AM on your collection day.
Do I still need to have my bulk items out by 5:00 AM on Monday of my collection week?
Yes, please continue to place your bulk items out no later than 5:00 AM on Monday of your collection week.
How do I position my containers when I place them out for pickup?
Place them side by side, leaving a minimum of 2 feet in between them to allow the truck arms enough room to grab them.
What if I live in a neighborhood with cluster homes that has limited curb space?
Please place your blue recycling can in front of your black trash can. Our Public Works staff will go through your neighborhood after the recycling has been collected and switch cans to prepare your black trash can for pickup.
Will both my containers be picked up at the same time?
No, they will be picked up at different times since we recycle the material in the blue barrel and landfill the items in the trash barrel. Our operators work from 5:00AM until the routes are completed, so please be sure to leave both cans out until 5 p.m. to ensure pickup.