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Surprise offers hazardous waste pickup times

Posted 4/5/23

Surprise residents can schedule appointments to have hazardous waste picked up directly from their homes during the city’s Spring Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event.

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Surprise offers hazardous waste pickup times


Surprise residents can schedule appointments to have hazardous waste picked up directly from their homes during the city’s Spring Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event.

Call between April 6-14 to schedule a pickup.

Scheduled pickups will occur:

  • April 17-21: Residents south of Bell Road
  • April 24-28: Residents north of Bell Road

Here’s how residents can participate:

  • Residents can request an appointment through the My Surprise app or by calling Customer Service at 623-222-1920 beginning at 8 a.m. on Thursday, April 6, through 5 p.m. Friday, April 14. The call center will not accept appointment requests before April 6 or after April 14; residents attempting to make an appointment before April 6 will be asked to call back when scheduling begins.
  • When calling, customer service representatives will schedule the best available appointment; representatives will inquire about what items are to be collected, discuss volume limitations and direct how items are to be packed.
  • Acceptable items must be placed outside on the driveway and up against the garage by 6 a.m. on the scheduled collection date. Do not place hazardous waste on sidewalks or curbside.
  • Properly packaged, sealed and labeled items will be picked up between the hours of 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the scheduled collection date.
  • Keep in mind; this is not a bulk trash appointment. Residents can schedule bulk trash and appliance pickup services anytime throughout the year.

See a full list of bulk trash acceptable items online at surpriseaz.gov/bulktrash.

Acceptable household hazardous waste items are as follows:

  • Antifreeze, motor oil, gasoline, diesel and fuel additives (5-gallon limit per household).
  • Brake-transmission-power steering fluid, degreasers (5-gallon limit per household).
  • Car and household batteries.
  • Pool chemicals, fire extinguishers and gas cylinders.
  • Compact fluorescent light bulbs.
  • Stain, varnish, turpentine, cleaners, adhesives.
  • Oil-based paint, paint thinners, solvents, cleaners and adhesives (10-gallon limit per household).
  • Pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers and other lawn chemicals.
  • TVs, electronics, cell phones, computers, stereos.

Residents should be aware that there are volume limitations for liquid items such as oil-based paints and automotive fluids.

The following items will not be accepted:

  • Regular refuse and bulk trash
  • Medical waste
  • Commercial waste
  • Ammunition or explosives
  • RV refrigerators that contain ammonia
  • Radioactive material
  • Tires

View the HHW checklist to learn about the HHW collection event, including packing instructions. For information, visit surpriseaz.gov/HHW.