How Do I Dispose of…

  • Ammunition may be taken to the Prescott Police Department.
  • Appliances such as washers, dryers, hot water heaters, and stoves are accepted and recycled. Refrigerators, air conditioners and freezers are also accepted for $69.00 per ton or $11.00 for 300 pound minimum with $3.45 for each additional 100 pounds.  They must have all CFC’s (refrigerants) evacuated prior to acceptance and must be accompanied by an invoice from the licensed professional who completed the evacuation. We accept analog televisions at the same cost as appliances and municipal trash of $69.00 per ton.

  • Alkaline and carbon-zinc batteries are non-hazardous. Batteries in sizes A, AA, AAA,s C and D should be bagged, tied and placed in your garbage container.
    Rechargeable batteries that are nickel-cadmium (Ni-Cd), nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH), lithium ion (Li-ion), or small, sealed lead batteries, weighing less than two pounds can be recycled at an HHW event or battery vendor.

  • Prescott residents can bring both working and non-working electronics (E-waste) to the City of Prescott Transfer Station during regular operating hours free of charge. Call 928-777-1116 for details about E-Waste.
    Many local businesses and big box stores like Staples and Best Buy accept used electronics for recycling. Donate working electronics to a favorite charity.

  • If you find any item that may be explosive, DO NOT HANDLE IT! Call 911

  • NEVER pour paints down the sink or storm drain!
    If you can clean it up with water, it is latex. Latex paint has a very low level of toxicity. It is not necessary to dispose of latex at a Household Hazardous Waste event. If the container is full, just pop the lid and let it dry out.
    Latex paint can be solidified with a hardening agent found in hardware stores. Latex paint can also be dried out using kitty litter or sawdust. Poke it with a stick to make sure it is really dry! When dry, bag and toss in the trash bin.

    Take unused, unneeded or expired prescription drugs out of their original containers and throw the containers in the trash. Mix prescription drugs with an undesirable substance, such as used coffee grounds or kitty litter, and put them in impermeable, nondescript containers, such as empty cans or sealable bags, then throw out in the regular garbage.
    You can also bring them to the police station as part of our Prescription drug program. Materials will be safely disposed of at no cost to you and can be dropped off anonymously. For more information call 928-777-1900 or 928-777-1988.

  • Call the ADEQ Emergency Response Unit during normal business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) at 602.771.4163
    In case of an emergency (spills, accidents, discharges) call 602.390.7894 as soon as possible.

  • We do not collect sharps/syringes at our HHW events. Download this pamphlet with safe options for home needle disposal.

  • When purchasing new tires, make arrangements with the store to take your old tires; there may be a nominal fee.
    Take On-Road tires to a Yavapai County Tire Yard. They accept up to five (5) free per year. Call 928-713-6641 for more information or hours of operation.

  • Myth – The garbage disposal only grinds up items before passing them into your sewer pipes.

  • Myth – It’s true that soap breaks up grease. You see it happen every time you wash your dishes. But what you don’t see is what happens in your sewer pipes. Eventually, soap loses its effectiveness and grease solidifies and congeals on pipe walls.

  • Myth – This myth is similar in logic to chasing grease down the drain with soap. Eventually, the water will cool, and the grease will solidify.

  • Myth – Liquid cooking oils like canola and olive oil float on wastewater and easily adhere to sewer pipes. The oily film can collect food particles and other solids and begin to create a blockage.

  • Myth. Flushing grease down the toilet just creates build-up in the toilet piping, drains, and sanitary sewer system.


  • Solid Waste
  • Solid Waste Admin
  • Transfer Station

    2800 Sundog Ranch Rd

  • 928-777-1116


Prescott Public Library Suspends Curbside Service

Posted on April 2, 2020

Due to ongoing concerns about the spread of COVID-19, Prescott Public Library remains closed to the public and will discontinue curbside service effective Friday, April 3 at 6 p.m. until further notice. This difficult decision was made out of concern… Read more »

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