Safford Recycles
Benefits of “Recycling Right”

Recycling provides benefits for you, your community and the businesses of Safford by reducing waste that must be put in landfills and then managed over decades. Because recycling has a business component, every time you recycle, it supports the many companies and employees in your community doing this important work. Recycling conserves our natural resources, saves landfill space, conserves energy and reduces water pollution, air pollution and the green house gas emissions that cause climate change. Together, Reducing, Reusing, Recycling and buying Recycled products make up a comprehensive waste and resource reduction strategy that benefits our natural world and our economy.

  • Save Natural Resources
  • and Preserve Natural Areas
  • Save Energy
  • Save Money
  • Reduce Pollution
  • Conserve Landfill Space
  • Creating Industry and Jobs
  • in Your Community

IT WORKS!Safford can save each year:

  • Over 250,000 Trees
  • 10 Million Gallons
    of Water
  • 6 Million KWH
    of Electricity

What to Recycle

Recycling Container Collection Guidelines

The Safford Residential Recycling Program is co-mingled/"single stream". This means that all of the acceptable recyclable materials can be placed into your blue recycling container together.

What Can Be Recycled:


  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Office paper
  • Junk mail
  • Catalogs
  • Phone books
  • Paper bags
  • Cardboard
  • Paperback books
  • Hardback books
  • Paperboard (cereal boxes, etc.)


  • Plastics 1 through 7
  • Soda bottles
  • Juice bottles
  • Water bottles
  • Milk jugs Juice jugs
  • Detergent bottles
  • Plastic tubs
  • Plastic jars
  • Rigid Laundry Hampers
  • Plastic baskets


  • Aluminum cans
  • Steel cans
  • Pots and pans
  • Small electronics

What Cannot Be Recycled:

  • NO Garbage
  • NO Yard waste or leaves
  • NO Garden hoses
  • NO Textiles or used clothing
  • NO Styrofoam
  • NO Pizza boxes
  • NO Glass
  • NO Light bulbs
  • NO Hazardous waste
  • NO Medical waste
  • NO Batteries
  • NO Sharp metal
  • NO Motor oil bottles

Pick-up Schedule

Find Your Pick-up Area & Schedule:

Recycling pick-ups are on the 2nd scheduled pick-up day each week. To find out your recycling day, simply locate your home on the color-coded map. Your pickup area on the map corresponds to the same color on the calendar. Download both files for easy reference.
Still have questions ? Give us a call at: (928) 432-4173.

Container: 96-gallon blue bin provided.

  • Must remain five feet from other objects or containers.
  • Place containers out by 6:00am on your scheduled pick up day.
  • Remove containers by 7:00pm when they have been serviced.
  • Do not overfill containers.

Materials: Co-mingle all recyclable items.
  • Only recyclable items should be placed in the container.
  • See the DO's and DON'Ts list of accepted recyclable items.
  • Do not overfill containers.