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What Can I Recycle?


Recycle Your Old Electronics

Effective July 1, 2013

The City of Prescott Transfer Station operates an E-waste Electronic Recycling Program. Accepted electronics can be dropped off at no charge. Accepted E-waste includes computers; flat screen LCD, LED, or Plasma televisions; fax machines; copy machines; satellite equipment; cell phones; and video game equipment. These electronics may be dropped off in a designated recycling bin at the City of Prescott Transfer Station, located at 2800 Sundog Ranch Rd.

The Transfer Station is no longer accepting analog televisions or monitors in its E-waste recycling program as these items contain contaminants that are not recyclable. Analog televisions and monitors can be disposed of at the Transfer Station for a fee of $5.00 (the minimum gate rate).

Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Should you have any questions, please call: (928) 777-1116

Glass Recycling

The City will begin collecting glass in residential recycling containers on July 1, 2013. Please place all glass bottles in the blue residential recycle container for collection. Glass bottles only please. No plate glass or windshields will be accepted.

Reinstituting glass recycling is expected to divert an additional 5%, or 135 tons, of materials from the landfill annually. The co-mingled recyclable material will be sent to a materials recovery facility, where it will be separated, sorted, and properly recycled. The City of Prescott Solid Waste Division thanks you for your participation in the glass recycling program and is pleased to be able to bring this additional recycling service to residents.

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 $3.00 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 $3.00 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.


recycleThe City of Prescott provides blue recycling containers for each household with a green trash container. We offer many different sizes for recycling-32, 68, and 96 gallons. All recyclable material must be placed in the container. 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. In order to reduce the amount of material blowing around, please place all recyclables in a garbage bag before placing them in the container. The items do not have to be separated, only bagged. 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