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Posted on: September 15, 2021

Appointment scheduling for the fall Household Hazardous Waste Event begins Sept 22

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Surprise residents can begin scheduling appointments next week to have hazardous waste picked up directly from their homes during the city’s fall Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event, September 22 – October 1.

Scheduled pickups will occur Monday, October 4 – 14. To streamline the process, households north of Bell Road will have scheduled pickups October 4 – 8. Households south of Bell Road will have their scheduled items picked up October 11 - 14.

Here’s how residents can participate:

  1. Residents can request an appointment through the My Surprise app or by calling Customer Service at 623.222.1920 beginning 8 a.m. September 22 through 5 p.m. October 1. **The call center will not accept appointment requests before September 22 or after October 1; residents attempting to make an appointment before September 22 will be asked to call back when scheduling begins.
  2. When calling, customer service representatives will schedule the best available appointment; representatives will inquire about what items are to be collected, discuss volume limitations, and direct how items are to be packed.  View online checklist.
  3. Acceptable items will need to be placed outside, on the driveway and up against the garage, by 6 a.m. on the scheduled collection date. Do NOT place hazardous waste on sidewalks or curbside.
  4. Properly-packaged, sealed and labeled items will be picked up between the hours of 6 a.m. – 4 p.m. on the scheduled collection date.

Keep in mind; this is not a bulk trash appointment. Residents can schedule bulk trash and appliance pickup services any time throughout the year. See a full list of bulk trash acceptable items online at

Acceptable household hazardous waste items: 

  • Antifreeze, motor oil, gasoline, diesel and fuel additives (5 gallon limit per household)
  • Brake-transmission-power steering fluid, degreasers (5 gallon limit per household)
  • Car and household batteries
  • Pool chemicals, fire extinguishers and gas cylinders 
  • Compact fluorescent light bulbs 
  • Stain, varnish, turpentine, cleaners, adhesives 
  • Oil-based paint, paint thinners, solvents, cleaners, adhesives (10 gallon limit per household)
  • Pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers and other lawn chemicals 
  • TVs, electronics, cell phones, computers, stereos

 Please be aware that there are volume limitations for liquid items such as oil-based paints and automotive fluids.

The following items will NOT be accepted:

  • Regular refuse and bulk trash 
  • Medical waste 
  • Commercial waste 
  • Ammunition or explosives 
  • RV refrigerators that contain ammonia 
  • Radioactive material 
  • Tires

View the HHW checklist to learn more details about the HHW collection event, including packing instructions. For more information, visit

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