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Register for Queen Creek recycling event

Posted 9/28/23

It’s time almost time for another QC Recycles drive-through, drop-off event.

The event runs from 7 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 14 at the town’s Field Operations Facility, 19715 S. …

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Register for Queen Creek recycling event


It’s time almost time for another QC Recycles drive-through, drop-off event.

The event runs from 7 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 14 at the town’s Field Operations Facility, 19715 S. 220th St. on 220th Street north of Queen Creek Road. The event is free for Queen Creek residents.

Residents can register for the event at QueenCreekAZ.gov/RecycleEvents. People who register by Monday, Oct. 9 will receive a fast pass via email to get through the event as quickly as possible, according to a town press release.

Here are some of the items QC Recycles will be accepting:

  • Appliances such as refrigerators, dishwashers, stoves and washers and dryers
  • Electronics including computers, hard drives, computer keyboards, power cords, monitors, televisions, VCRs and more.
  • Metals such as steel, copper and aluminum
  • Tires with a maximum of four, rims removed, and no commercial tires
  • Paint including latex or water-based in original containers. Containers cannot exceed 5 gallons
  • Paper shredding of up to five boxes per vehicle. Folders, binder clips or other metal or plastic objects must be removed from the paper
  • Prescription drugs in partnership with the Queen Creek Police Department. Safely dispose of unused, unwanted and expired prescriptions, as well as over-the-counter medication. However, liquids, needles and inhalers will not be accepted.
  • Donations of gently used clothing, linens, shoes, artwork, books, sporting goods, toys, musical instruments and small furniture in partnership with Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona. Large furniture and mattresses will not be accepted.

New this event, residents can drop off excess or gently used construction materials including cabinets, countertops, plumbing, hardware, doors, lighting, furniture and from home renovation projects, the release stated. The construction materials are being accepted in partnership with Stardust Building Supplies. Click here for the complete list.

Items that not accepted include:

  • Household hazardous waste such as oils, oil-based paints, aerosols and chemicals
  • Air conditioners
  • Batteries
  • Mattresses
  • Items from commercial businesses

Items for disposal must be in a car’s trunk or truck bed. The town and its partners are not responsible for personal items left in vehicles, the release stated.

Items accepted in curbside recycling carts such as aluminum cans, plastic water bottles and broken-down cardboard boxes can be taken to the QC Recycling Center on Ellsworth Road, just north of Crewse Lane.