The Phoenix City Council recently approved the implementation of a 6-month pilot program that will allow Phoenix solid waste customers to schedule a home pickup of their household hazardous waste (HHW) materials beginning mid-January 2021. The HHW Home Pickup Pilot Program will be managed by the Phoenix Public Works Department in partnership with Kary Environmental Services, a local company that offers professional collection and handling of hazardous waste materials. Public Works is responsible for the proper collection, diversion and disposal of trash and recyclable materials from more than 400,000 Phoenix residential customers.
“The HHW Home Pickup Pilot Program is another example of the ways the city of Phoenix is adapting to the realities of COVID-19 while still providing crucial services. This home pickup program makes it easy for residents to properly dispose of hazardous materials, including things like batteries and paint,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “We expect this effort will result in up to 700 tons of waste diverted from landfills annually. I’m proud that Phoenix can provide this common-sense service at no additional cost to residents.”
“During these difficult times, it’s important for the City of Phoenix to provide vital services to our residents in a safe, physically distanced way,” said Vice Mayor Thelda Williams, chair of the Transportation, Infrastructure and Innovation subcommittee. “By implementing home pickups for household hazardous waste materials, the Public Works department is meeting this need, while also ensuring proper disposal of chemicals and toxic wastes that could harm families and the environment.”