Pacific Southwest, Region 9
Serving: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands, Tribal Nations
Management of Municipal Solid Waste in Arizona
Arizona received approval from EPA for its solid waste program in December of 1994. The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality administers the states solid waste program.
Arizona State Agencies
The Solid Waste Section of Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) manages Arizona's solid waste stream. ADEQ also promotes source reduction, reuse, recycling and buying recycled through grants, a hotline, recycling market development programs, and data management.
The Arizona Department of Commerce offers assistance to businesses that use, process, or manufacture recycled materials.
Arizona does not have a state goal or mandate for waste reduction or recycling.
Arizona Solid Waste Grants
In 1997, Arizona provided more than $1.5 million for waste reduction initiatives. Arizona offers two different grant programs - Waste Reduction Assistance (WRA) grants and Waste Reduction Initiative Through Education (WRITE) grants. These grants provide assistance to private business, nonprofit organizations, and governmental agencies for demonstration projects, research, recycling market development, waste prevention projects, and waste reduction education. Check with ADEQ for specific requirements.
Arizona State Contacts
- Peggy Guichard-Watters
- Arizona Department of Environmental Quality
- Solid Waste Section Manager
- 3033 North Central Avenue, T3011A
- Phoenix, AZ 85012-2809
- Phone: (602) 771-4117
- Fax: (602) 771-2383
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tammy Shreeve
- Manager, Recycling Program &
Data Management Unit
- Arizona Department of Evironmental Quality
- 3033 N. Central Avenue
- Phoenix, AZ 85012
- Phone: (602) 771-4171
- Fax: (602) 771-2383
- email: email@example.com
Earth's 911 Hotline enables you to type in your zip code to find information about a variety of environmental subjects, including local reuse, recycling, and household hazardous waste disposal center information.
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