- All materials placed in your blue container should be relatively clean
(i.e., rinse out jars), dry (i.e., empty all soda and liquid from bottles)
and empty (i.e., empty all packing materials from corrugated boxes).
- Please do not bag your recycle items (except shredded paper) before placing in the blue container.
- Please do not contaminate your recyclable containers with refuse and yard waste. Gilbert maintains a three strikes and you're out policy. That means if your blue container is found to be contaminated three times within one year the Town inspectors will remove your blue containers.
The following items can also be recycled at the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility, 2224 E Queen Creek Rd, Gilbert, Arizona 85297.
Electronic wastes such as televisions, computers, printers, monitors, and cell phones Hazardous Waste Light bulbs, including fluorescent, neon, HID, and incandescent Batteries, nickel metal hydride, magnesium, nickel cadmium, lithium, zinc, carbon and zinc silver Propane tanks Motor oil and antifreeze Scrap metal Automobile batteries Rimless automobile tires Latex paints Cardboard Cooking oils Helium tanks
What do I place in the Blue Container?
Where do I recycle ...?
- Household Hazardous Waste - Please go to Household Hazardous Waste webpage for more information.
- Plastic Bags - Recycle with your local grocery store
- Clothing/Toys - Donate to your favorite charity
- For giving away and getting free stuff- www.freecycle.org
- Scrap Metal and Auto Parts - Your local recycler or Abitibi Recycling Center - 390 W Ray Rd, Chandler: (480) 821-0003
- Yard Waste - Compost - Containers are available from Public Works Environmental Services: (480) 503-6400
- Household Hazardous Waste - Call Public Works Environmental Technician for event information: (480) 503-6400
- Phone Book - Place in your blue recycle container.
- Plastic Loose Council - Peanut hotline: 1-800 828-2214 or www.loosefillpackaging.com
The Town of Gilbert gives recycling presentations to various groups (i.e. Schools, boy scouts, etc.). To arrange for a presentation to be given to your school or group, call (480) 503-6459.
* Shredded Paper Notice
The Town has made it possible for the many people who shred personal documents to recycle that material in the blue curbside bins. Shredded paper is now accepted in blue barrels, as long as it is put in clear plastic bags. Prior to the change, shredded paper was not accepted as part of the Town’s recycling program.
Adding shredded paper to the accepted items list is important because more people than ever are shredding all kinds of personal documents, from bank statements to credit card applications. The Gilbert Police Department has said that shredding these documents is one of the most important things a person can do to protect themselves from Identity Theft. Continue shredding your documents, and feel free to place the shredded material in clear plastic bags before dropping them in your blue curbside container. For questions on the Town’s recycling program call (480) 503-6400.