Accepted / Non-Acceptable Waste


Accepted Waste:

  • Green waste i.e. yard waste 
  • Wooden pallets
  • Mattresses
  • Furniture
  • Rugs
  • Concrete/asphalt
  • Construction debris
  • Mobile homes (For specific information and guidelines call 520-791-4183)
  • Animal carcasses (For specific information and guidelines call 520-791-4183)
  • Construction and demolition debris
  • Food Waste 
  • Non-Municipal waste* 

Accepted Scrap Metal:

  • Home appliances, with a small fee for those designed to use refrigerant
  • Coolers and hot water heaters
  • Metal roofing and sheds
  • Bicycles 
  • Tire rims
  • Other mostly metal items

Non-acceptable Waste:

  • Explosives
  • Ammunition
  • Regulated hazardous waste
  • Regulated polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB)
  • Regulated radioactive materials
  • Raw septage
  • Bulk liquids
  • Intact automobiles
  • Lead-acid batteries
  • Waste oil 
  • Universal waste
  • Untreated commercial biohazardous medical waste
  • Any wastes prohibited by Federal, State of Arizona statute or regulation or City policy

Some of the items on the non-acceptable list may be eligible for disposal at our Household Hazardous Waste sites. 

*To request disposal of non-municipal waste please fill out and submit here: Non-Municipal Request Form.


Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection at Los Reales Landfill

The Los Reales Landfill is a satellite drop-off/collection site for the Tucson Household Hazardous Waste Program. The collection site is free for City of Tucson residents. Pima County residents, and residents from the Towns of Marana, Oro Valley, and Sahuarita are subject to a $10 drop-off fee. No commercially generated waste is accepted. More information is available about the Small Business Waste Acceptance Program.

These HHW materials are accepted at Los Reales:

  • Paint
  • Batteries
  • Cleaning products
  • Hobby chemicals
  • Pool chemicals
  • Lawn and garden chemicals
  • Drain openers
  • Automotive fluids (5 gallon limit for oil)
  • Glues
  • Flammable products
  • Propane tanks
  • Fluorescent bulbs (tubes and compact fluorescents)
  • Anything labeled toxic, poison, danger, acid, or caustic
  • Computers (one computer per household). To dispose or recycle multiple computers call 623-7162

Televisions are not accepted for recycling at the landfill. Only residential televisions may be disposed of safely in the landfill.

For information on disposal of materials other than municipal solid waste (i.e. process manufacturing waste, petroleum-contaminated soil, asbestos, etc.) call 520-791-4183.