Sierra Vista, a proactive leader is recycling, has lead the state in recycling programs, including composting, Christmas tree recycling, waste disposal events, and more. By partnering with the City—and making a small effort in your home or business—you can help reduce the amount of trash sent to the landfill, lower service costs, and decrease the impact on our landfills.
The Sierra Vista residential curbside recycling program is ending on June 30 due to a global decline in demand for mixed stream recycling. Starting July 1, City customers and area residents alike can drop off selected recyclables, free of charge, at the Sierra Vista recycling facility located at 7201 E. Hwy 90, at mile marker 325.
Download forms and save time at City Hall!
•Residential Trash/Sewer New Services Application
• Residential Trash Service Change Form. Click to download a PDF or complete the form online.
• Residential Trash/Recycling Calendar
• Fort Huachuca Trash/Recycling Calendar
Effective July 1, 2019, Sierra Vista residential refuse customers will receive twice a week trash collection, either on Monday and Thursday or Tuesday and Friday.
You can also bookmark and check out this interactive refuse service map.
Here’s a quick overview of what materials are accepted at the Sierra Vista Recycling Facility:
- Plastic bottles and jugs with the numbers 1 and 2 on them. Examples include soda and water bottles, liquid laundry detergent jugs, and milk jugs.
- Corrugated cardboard (the kind with the wavy lines in the middle). Please place all other fiberboard (like cereal boxes and paper towel cores) in your green trash bin.
- Aluminum and steel (“tin”) cans, like soda cans and soup cans.
Please be sure to wash recyclables and remove labels, if possible, before placing them in the blue bins. Please do not place green (yard) waste, glass, Styrofoam, or plastic bags in the blue bin.
Drop off empty, clean, clear and colored glass jars and bottles at the glass depot. Don’t worry about taking off the labels, but please remove lids and corks.
Please do not drop off ceramics, windshields, cookware, light bulbs, window glass, fish tanks, mirrors and dishes, including drinking glasses.
Free yard waste pickup service is available for City of Sierra Vista residential refuse customers. This includes yard trimmings, such as grass clippings, tree and shrub trimmings, branches, cacti, and other plant matter. Bags containing rocks or dirt are not permitted and will not be picked up.
Yard waste is picked up on Wednesdays, and requests must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Monday for a Wednesday pickup of the same week. (Green waste is not picked up during weeks with a federal holiday.) All yard waste must be bagged, boxed, bundled or put in your own reusable plastic container(s). Bundled items must not exceed five feet in length.
Click here to schedule a green waste pickup, or call (520) 458-7530.
Pour liquid animal fats, excess cooking oil, and cooking grease into a clean, dry container with a secure lid. Filter out any bits of debris from the grease by pouring it through a coffee filter or paper towel. After collecting your cooking fats, oils, and grease, secure the lid and take it to the City’s Compost Facility (7201 E. Highway 90 at mile post 324), Monday-Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
The first step in adding recycling to your business sanitation service is to arrange for a site visit. The visit won’t impact your business operations and takes only about 30 minutes. During the visit, a City representative will help identify the quantity and type of recyclable waste generated, determine where the recycling Dumpster can be placed, and learn about your expectations.
The City wants your recycling program to be successful, so we offer employee education, posters, and on-site training if needed.
The interactive map below will help you locate composting and recycling locations.