Fountain Hills Recycling’s objective is to provide residents of Fountain Hills, Rio Verde, Tonto Verde and surrounding communities with the information they need to recycle everyday items responsibly. This is a volunteer-provided service. Consequently, we cannot verify all of the information presented here, nor do we accept any liability for any errors or ommissions. If you are using this site, it is with the understanding that you are responsible for your own actions.
In addition to protecting the environment, recycling provides a number of local civic groups with an important source of revenue for their activities. Given the specialized nature of different types of recycling, it is important to take only appropriate materials to where they belong. We hope that this web site will help make proper recycling easier for you. We welcome and appreciate all information and suggestions!
Effective July 1, 2010, the Town of Fountain Hills suspended its public recycling program due to budgetary reasons. This was an extremely popular program. We are hopeful that they have some good ideas in the works. In the meantime, it is more important than ever that we work together to keep valuable recyclables out of the landfill.
Shortly after the Town of Fountain Hills suspended its popular recycling program, the Sunset Kiwanis group took on the mantle of leading recycling efforts in Fountain Hills. Effective September 1, at their location at 16957 E Kiwanis Drive, there are now five recycling bins (two more than the Town’s program at the end) for a variety of recyclables. The August 25, 2010 issue of the Fountain Hills Times ran a nice article on how Sunset Kiwanis, under the leadership of Tait Elkie, worked with Richard Kinney of Vista Paper to bring a relatively comprehensive recycling option back to Fountain Hills. In addition to keeping recyclable materials out of the landfill, Vista Paper is able to pay Kiwanis a small sum for the recycling materials, which Kiwanis uses for its charitable activities in Fountain Hills. Vista Paper is the same company responsible for the effective and financially beneficial program in Payson, AZ; the town of Payson is paid by Vista Paper for its recycling, instead of paying a waste hauler to collect valuable recycling. In addition to the five bins they are supplying at the Sunset Kiwanis location, Vista Paper also has two bins at Auto-Mobile Detective at 11819 N Saguaro Boulevard.
Curbside recycling via professional waste-hauling companies, like Waste Management, is available to some areas within Fountain Hills. Like the Town’s former program, these programs have some limitations. Residents in these served areas may still need to go elsewhere for some items, and they may choose to go elsewhere to support local civic groups.