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recycleThe City of Prescott provides blue recycling containers for each household with a green trash container. All recyclable material must be placed in the container. Please do not bag the recyclable material. These materials will be collected once a week on the same day regular trash collection is scheduled. For easier identification and collection, place the container at the regular collection point with a minimum of 3 feet between the trash container and the recycle container. Please wait until your recycle container is nearly full before placing it out for collection. If you have questions or comments regarding recycling, please contact us at 928-777-1116.

What Can I Recycle?

  • Aluminum
    Aluminum cans, pie plates, frozen dinner pans, foil and food containers.
  • Metal
    Steel food cans, metal lids, EMPTY aerosol cans, wire clothes hangers.
  • Newspaper, Paper, Junk Mail
    Self-sealing and window envelopes are okay.
  • Magazines
    Glue-bound and stapled magazines are okay. No paperback or hardbound books.
  • Chipboard
    Packaging or facial tissue boxes, dry food boxes, such as cereal, cake mixes (remove liners), shoe and gift boxes.
  • Cardboard
    Flattened, corrugated and clean. The cardboard must be cut to a size no larger than 20" x 30". All cardboard must fit inside the container.
  • Plastics
    All Number 1 through Number 7 plastics (the number is on the bottom or side of the container). Remove and throw away all lids. No plastic grocery bags. No styrofoam.
  • Glass
    Bottles and jars can be placed in the residential recycle container. No plate glass or windshields will be accepted.

What Can't I Recycle?

  • Paperback or hardbound books
  • Grass, yard and/or food waste
  • Plastic bags
  • Styrofoam
  • Unrecyclable caps and lids
  • Diapers
  • Medical tubes

Used Motor Oil and Antifreeze Drop-Off Site

motor oilThe Transfer Station operates a site for the disposal of motor oil drained from residential cars or pickups. Up to five gallons at a time may be brought to the Transfer Station at 2800 Sundog Ranch Road. There is no fee for this service.

What Can I Do With Old Appliances?

For a $5.00 fee, appliances such as washers, dryers, hot water heaters, and stoves are accepted and recycled. Refrigerators, air conditioners and freezers are also accepted for a $5.00 fee, however, 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. Please call the Transfer Station at 928-777-1116 for details.

What Can I Do With Batteries?


  • Household alkaline batteries no longer contain hazardous materials and may be thrown away in the garbage. Please choose rechargeable batteries whenever possible.
  • Rechargable batteries- Most battery retailers in the tri-city area will recycle rechargable batteries. Please refer to the yellow pages under "Batteries-Retail" for a current listing.
  • Vehicle batteries cannot be disposed of in the garbage. Please call an auto parts store or battery retailer for diposal options.