Providing environmental stewardship &

sustainable community development since 1996

The Recycling Association of Maricopa (RAM)

The RAM facility accepts more household items for recycling than any drop-off recycling center in the state of Arizona. RAM is a state Certified Waste Tire Collection Site as well as Waste Transfer Station. RAM accepts mainstream recyclable items such as bottles, cans, cardboard & paper; RAM is also the central location for disposal of electronics, car/truck batteries & tires, appliances, usable furniture and other household items for re-use. RAM periodically hosts household hazardous waste collection events & various community clean-ups to assist residents in keeping our community free of unwanted bulk trash.  And now, we offer Green Waste Recycling!  Please click on the detail button above to see how it works and the benefits it provides to you and your community.


Together Everyone Achieves More! 

We accept recyclables as a donation and we appreciate your contribution! As a community drop-off center, we ask that you either pre-sort your recyclables prior to your visit, or stick around and put your items in the proper bin.  Our staff & volunteers will assist in answering your questions. In the case of disability, heavy loads and preventing traffic congestion we will assist with off-loading and sorting.

Want to help?  First on the list: Learn what items are acceptable in your community and at RAM and how to best collect those items. Next? Teach your family and friends what items are acceptable in your residential curbside program and at RAM.  Want to take it a step further and volunteer at RAM? Great! There are many ways you can assist RAM and your community.


As a community drop-off center, RAM operates largely on social capital - people pitching in.  We welcome new residents and hope our Frequently Asked Questions section will provide the answers you are looking for regarding your local recycling facility. Have children?  Check out our ECO Kids page for fun ways to engage in environmental stewardship and bring the recycling process full circle!

RAM offers pick-up service for a minimum donation.  If you need to schedule a pick-up for your bulk items, please click here or the Contact Us button and choose "Schedule A Pickup" for the subject.