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Recycling Toolkit

Recycling Program

Welcome to the Recycling Toolkit

Revised On: Nov. 27, 2023 - 12:44 p.m.

The Recycling Toolkit is a guide to building recycling programs in Arizona, created by ADEQ in collaboration with the Arizona Recycling Coalition and Keep Arizona Beautiful.

Why Recycle?

Organizations with recycling programs can have positive impacts to the environment, public health and local economy, while contributing to a company's bottom line. Great recycling programs:

  • Keep neighborhoods cleaner and healthier
  • Preserve natural resources for future generations
  • Rally support of the community
  • Teach children waste reduction habits and to respect the environment
  • Better prepare organizations for responsible growth
  • Divert waste from landfills to give it new life as a renewed resource
  • Save money!

"We didn't look at a can or a bottle and call it trash — we now refer to it as 'money'."

        – Bisbee Public Works Director | Watch the Video > | Read the Story >

Businesses, residents, schools, tribes, and state, county and local government — everyone can benefit from recycling programs.

Start a Program:

In Your Community | Learn More >

At Work | Learn More >

At a State Agency | Learn More >

At School | Learn More > 

With Funding Opportunities | Learn More >

Purchase Responsibly, Reduce and Reuse

Save money and energy by looking for additional ways to preserve natural resources | Learn More >

Looking for More?

Please take a moment to fill out our survey and let us know what resources would be most valuable for starting or improving a recycling program | Take Survey >

References to specific commercial products, processes or services, or to any trade, company or corporation is provided to the public for information and convenience purposes only, and does not constitute an endorsement, recommendation or favoring by ADEQ or the State.