Working together with the Residents of Queen Creek
to provide clean and safe Neighborhoods
Why does the Town have a Trash and Recycling Inspector?
You have probably seen our inspector lifting the lids of your trash and recycling carts. The Town of Queen Creek is mandated by Maricopa County to ensure that residents bag and tie all trash. All Town residents' carts are required to be inspected, per a variance filed with the county. The inspector will provide education materials on carts if there is a violation of Article 10-8 of the Town Code.
What is in your carts?
The inspector is looking for items that do not belong in your RECYCLE CART which can ultimately contaminate the load. Examples of these materials that have been found are hazardous waste such as paint, chemicals, oil, and flammables. These items can result in a hot load. Other common items that cannot go into the recycling cart are plastic bags, pizza boxes, wood and yard waste. Residents that utilize MANURE CARTS are required to properly dry, bag and tie the large animal waste.
Why do the trash and recycling carts have serial numbers on the front of them?
These numbers are assigned to home addresses and are easily looked up by the inspector in order to notify customer service, the contracted hauler or the resident of any immediate issues. The serial number is also used to track the quantity of carts left in inventory, and provided to those residents that call about their missing cart. Residents are responsible for their carts and keeping them clean and sanitary.
Got tagged with an inspection notice?
The inspector is looking for any violation that does not comply with the solid waste and recycling services portion of the Town code such as overfilled carts, bag and tie program, hazardous waste violation, dried and bagged manure in manure carts only. The inspection tags are for the residents information and provides educational instructions on how to comply with the rules and regulations.