Recycling Events | Recycling Toolkit

Following are types of recycling events to start in your community:

  • E-waste Events provide a means for the public to properly dispose of unwanted electronics. ADEQ has created an E-waste Recycling Event Toolkit that provides best practices, marketing materials, contacts and school curriculum to help communities run their own collection event | View E-Waste Toolkit >
  • Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Events allow locals to responsibly dispose of harmful chemicals (e.g., batteries, oil, paint, antifreeze and tires = BOPAT). 
  • Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) Events allows citizens to dispose of FOG, so it can be turned into biodiesel fuel instead of potentially creating clogs in drains, pipes and wastewater treatment centers.
  • Shred Events allow citizens to dispose of confidential documents, keeping their data private and secure, while also recycling the paper.
  • Christmas Tree Collection Events (Treecycling) are typically held a couple weeks following the holidays. Communities provide different drop-off locations for Christmas trees so they can be ground into mulch and used for landscape projects or returned to the community for gardens.
  • Textile Recycling Events allows citizens to donate thier used clothing and fabric for resale or ground up into a material used for insulation.

See the following examples of local recycling events for ideas organizing an event in your community: