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Gone are the days that you need to jump through hoops in order to dispose of your brush or bulk trash. Now, Desert Mountain has an improved bulk trash system that you can take advantage of for free! In this blog post, we will discuss:

  • What qualifies as brush or bulk trash

  • How to properly dispose of your brush and bulk items

  • The steps to submitting a trash request

  • Contact information that you may need

Brush Disposal

Brush includes various waste items from your yard, including:

  • Yard waste and debris

  • Plant clippings and trimmings

  • Tree branches

  • Leaves

  • Cacti

When disposing of green waste, ensure that tree limbs are cut into sections and pointing in the same direction. Clippings, including grass, leaves, and other small debris, should be placed in bags that are securely fastened.

Bulk Trash

Bulk trash includes various waste items from your home, including:

  • Furniture

  • Mattresses

  • Other large household items

Keep in mind, the collection does not include garbage from remodeling or construction projects. If you are remodeling, be sure to have your contractor haul away items like paint, glass, mirrors, batteries, oils, or other large pieces of waste.

How to Properly Dispose of Your Trash

You are able to place your brush and bulk items out for collection up to nine days before your scheduled pickup. However, to be courteous of your neighbors and comply with the guidelines, please refrain from placing trash out more than nine days in advance.

It’s important to note that brush and bulk items must be separated in piles that are at least three feet apart. The brush will be composted and re-used, whereas trash is taken to a landfill for disposal. Be sure to read up on the dos and don’ts of preparing your brush and bulk trash for collection.

Bulk Trash Submittal Instructions

To have your brush and bulk trash collected, you will need to complete the online bulk trash submittal form. In order to submit your request, follow these simple steps:

  • Choose the type of service you need from the drop down box

  • Select a pick-up date from the options listed for Desert Mountain

  • Input your address

  • Add any specific notes, if needed

  • Enter your contact information (name, email, and phone number) in case there are any issues with your pick-up

Click here for additional bulk trash instructions.

Contact Information

If for whatever reason you are having issues with the bulk trash submittal form, contact the City of Scottsdale for more help and information. Your brush and bulk trash will be collected in no time!

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