In October 2019, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Material Recycling Facility in Scottsdale, Ariz., suffered a fire and was expected to be out of commission for at least 18 to 24 months, leaving the city of Scottsdale to find a new facility for its materials.
Now, per an agreement adopted on April 1, the city of Scottsdale will send its recyclables to the city of Phoenix for a year. Scottsdale will pay a $75 processing fee for each ton of recycled material delivered to Phoenix’s two recycling facilities. Phoenix estimates that it will receive about 31,200 tons of material from Scottsdale over the next year.
Scottsdale Independent has more information:
The City of Scottsdale will begin sending recyclable material to the City of Phoenix after the two sides approved an agreement.
The Phoenix City Council adopted the agreement at its April 1 meeting after the Scottsdale City Council approved on consent the agreement at its March 17 meeting. With the deal in place, Scottsdale will send its recyclable to Phoenix for the next year, after which there are four one-year options available to the municipalities.
Also part of Scottsdale’s approval is a budget transfer of up to $550,000 from the solid waste fund operating reserve to the solid waste management operating budget to “cover unforeseen circumstances that impact the landfill disposal, recycling disposal costs and recycling processing fee.