Patricia D. - Phoenix, AZ
I called on a Thursday, and Brad and his team were able to come the following day to remove about 1/2 of a truck load of various materials from my yard (lots of wood, glass window, metal, yard debris, etc.) Brad even pulled out a chain link fence post with his bare hands and carried it off. Very pleased with the service and highly recommend!
Understanding the City of Tempe’s Bulk Trash Service
A quick overview explaining the City of Tempe’s curbside pickup service. AZ Junk is not affiliated in any way with the City of Tempe. We have collaborated the following breakdown to assist in understand the regulations for bulk pickup services offered through the city – Because Life's Better Without Junk.
Tempe is full of life; the proud home of ASU offers entertainment to suit any disposition. Sports, performing arts, water sports, clubs, and bars are all just a hop, skip and a jump away. But sadly getting convenient bulk trash services are a little more difficult.
The City of Tempe provides some bulk trash services to its residents. They have a two-part program, one for mixed trash and another for green organics.
Mixed bulk trash services, excluding greens, are provided every other month. Although they say you can toss anything that is too large to fit in your bin, they have a lot of restrictions. No appliances with freon or anything else with hazardous materials, such as paint, or oil. They do not accept any construction debris, so no drywall scraps or torn up carpet, and certainly no old tires. They do accept appliance without freon, like microwaves, and broken furniture. You might be able to throw in bagged trash or broken playhouses, but the restrictions of their services are real.
The Green Organics program is the second part of Tempe's bulk trash policy. It takes yard trimmings and turns them into compost which the City returns to the community for use in parks and schools. Residents can even stop by and pick up some for their own use.
The program is optional for residents and is scheduled 3 times a year. The schedule tries to coincide with the trimming seasons. The collections happen in late spring, late summer and early fall, so don't get a wild hair and start chopping plants before Christmas, you'll have to hang on to that mess for a while. Tempe accepts tree trimmings, leaves, grass, pine needles, palm fronds, and cactus clipping. Make sure the cactus trimmings are boxed up so crew members don't get hurt.
Each green pile needs to be smaller than a little compact car, really little, like Smart Car little; less than 10 cubic yards. Again it needs to be 4 feet away from things you want to keep like cable boxes.
If you need additional bulk or green services, you can request a pick up from the City for an additional fee.
If that doesn't work for you or if you've got actual bulk trash that you need to get rid of, call AZ junk instead. We'll be right there, and we don't discriminate when it comes to junk. We take it all.