Choosing a New Waste Collection Company After a Move

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Choosing a New Waste Collection Company After a Move


When most people move they just talk to a neighbor and let the realtor tell them who the waste collection company is for the area.  Some regions let you chose a new waste collection company yourself.  Doing a few quick searches on google will reveal a lot about the new area you’re living in and the choices for trash pickup.  Narrow down your options be sure to visit the company’s website and see what type of services they offer.  It’s good to know about how often they pick up, what cost is for garage pick up, if they have green waste disposal practices, and if they have recycling programs.

Factors to Keep in Mind When Picking a Waste Collection Company

Do they follow safety regulations? – With right hand routing are safe because we stay on that one side of the street and there isn’t a lot of crisscrossing and trying to dive through busy traffic with that big truck.  It takes a little longer, but saving lives and preventing injury is our priority #1.

Do their drivers treat the neighborhood with respect? – If something in spilled during their collection route do they stop and clean up the mess, or do they leave it laying on your driveway to be blown around and spread out on your yard?  With Arizona Sanitation our employees treat your neighborhood like its home, and many times it is.  We also strive to keep the noise down while we are collecting garbage in the early hours, because not everyone is necessarily up as early as we start working.

Does the company make efforts to care for the environment? – At Arizona Sanitation we are very proud to be an active part of the recycling process.  The items we pick up in your recycling containers are taken to one of 3 local recycling plants.  In Phoenix we take the material to United Fibers, and if Tucson the recycling goes to either ReCommunity Recycling or Friedman Recycle

Does the waste removal company have hidden fees? – Many companies like to advertise one price up front and then add all sorts of fees.  Make sure the trash collection service you choose doesn’t have hidden fees like: environmental fees, fuel surcharges, administrative fees, taxes. . ..etc.

Arizona Sanitation Waste Management Services

Waste Removal – As Phoenix and Tucson’s leading waste removal company you can enjoy the ease and convenience of curbside residential pick up.

Residential Recycling – You care about the Earth, but you might like care to go to the recycling center every week.  With Arizona Sanitation’s residential recycling pick up you can conveniently just leave it to us to take it where it needs to go.

Bulk Trash Pick Up – If you’ve got larger items that won’t fit in your trash container you can request a bulk trash pick up.  Items that are commonly called about for a bulk trash pick up are mattresses, large appliances, furniture and more.

Easy Online Bill Pay – Just another way we want to make your trash collection easy and worry free.

You’re new to the area, Arizona Sanitation is not.  Let us take care of the details when it comes to your trash collection and recycling management.

Recycling: Why it’s Beneficial

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We’ve been hearing the slogan for years: ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’. The imagery of the three bent arrows forming a triangle that is in perpetual motion just as familiar as the slogan the often accompanies it. There are many benefits to for the individual, society and the planet that come with consistent recycling, which we will outline below. This list is only going to cover a few of the benefits that recycling can offer, but trust that the list of benefits is almost endless and have the power to help shift out society and planet into a more aware, healthy and progressive version of itself in comparison to where it sits currently.

  1. Job Creation:

According to a study from 2011 there are over 2.3 people employed by the recycling industry. That is a large number of jobs being filled that would otherwise be non-existent. The economic impact of 2.3 million people being employed and having money to spend absolutely cannot be understated. There are four recycling workers for every one waste management job. That is a true sign of progress in how we treat and consider what happens to our refuse. Recycling prevents the need for more landfills in the waste management world as the facilities that process and reuse the materials keep them in rotation throughout society where they are seeing use instead of sitting and poisoning the earth.


  1. Money:

There are many recycling programs that actually incentivize recycling with money gains. Many states have facilities where cans, bottles and other recyclables can be processed and payments rendered based on the amount of recyclables processed. While the price per piece may seem insignificant, the money adds up and any extra money in your pocket helps! Also, waste management facilities are extremely expensive to run and maintain in comparison to recycling plants. The reason for this is the need to dump or incinerate trash, which takes land and fuel and there will always be the need to acquire more of both as time goes on. Companies that use recycled material to create their products save money because they are not purchasing new material that needs to be created, packaged and delivered.


  1. Elimination of Landfills:

Landfills are unsightly and smell terrible, which is why living near one can be very undesirable. This is especially true if any trash is burned at the landfill. Burnt trash is truly one of the worst smells that you can experience. Putting garbage in an opening in the earth is very toxic to the surrounding eco system and will affect the area well beyond the physical limits and borders of the landfill. The worst part of landfills is the pure waste of useful materials. Excess food can be used as compost on farms and gardens, components of electronics can be stripped and utilized for other purposes, paper makes more paper and the list goes on and on and on and on. Landfills just let the material sit and degrade to the point that it becomes an environmental problem involving ecological toxicity.