How Do I Dispose of…

  • Ammunition may be taken to the Prescott Police Department at:

    222 South Marina Street, during the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  • 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. Items accepted include flat screen TV’s and monitors, laptops (without batteries), computer towers, VCRs, DVD players, and cable boxes. Items not accepted include Cathode ray tube TV’s, old computer monitors, phones, vacuums, microwaves, toasters, speakers, keyboards, printers, toaster ovens and stereos. These items are not recyclable and will be charged as trash. Some businesses like Staples and Best Buy accept used electronics for recycling. Check with store for list of acceptable items.

  • 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.

  • As part of their prescription drug program, the City of Prescott Police Department is accepting prescription pills for disposal at no cost. Empty the pill containers into a Ziploc bag and bring them to 222 S. Marina Street during the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  • 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 the Yavapai County Tire Yard located at 2650 Sundog Ranch Road. They accept up to five (5) free per year. They are open 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday only. 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 Moonlight Movie Nights Cancelled Through at least July 27, 2020

Posted on July 1, 2020

The City of Prescott Moonlight Movie Nights at Ken Lindley Field have been cancelled, through at least July 27. “The decision was made after consulting with our benefactor Ron James with the Harold James Family Foundation, in the interest of… Read more »

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