How Do I Dispose of…



  • Solid Waste Admin
  • 2800 Sundog Ranch Rd

  • 928-777-1116

  • 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 $82.00 per ton or $20.00 for 460 pound minimum with $4.10 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 $82.00 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.

  • Empty propane canisters and other compressed gas tanks and cylinders may be taken to a propane suppliers for refill (e.g. Yavapai Bottle Gas, Ferrellgas, Blue Rhino; U-Haul), or metal recyclers (e.g. Yavapai Metal Recycling, and salvage yards (e.g. Prescott Salvage and Recycling). The Transfer Station does not accept gas cylinders for disposal.

  • 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.

  • Latex paints use mostly water as a solvent, which make them a safer substitute for oil-based paints. They may be solidified (allowed to harden), absorbed, and then placed in the trash. Take the top off the paint can and place it outside, away from pets and children. Allow it to harden. If the can is very full, absorb the material by mixing it with sawdust, clay-based cat litter, or rags. Stir with a stick until all the paint is absorbed. When the paint is solidified, it can be placed in the trash leaving the lid off.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • It’s never ok to dispose of grease down the drain. There are myths that chasing with soap or hot water will break it down. This is not true. Grease will eventually solidify and clog the pipes. Liquid cooking oil can also adhere to the side of pipes, trapping other solids and creating a blockage. The proper way to dispose of small amounts of grease is to allow for cooling until hard, place in a container with a lid (such as a coffee can) and place in your regular trash cart. If you have large amounts of liquid cooking oil, it can be recycled at the Transfer Station, free of charge, as long as it is in the original container.