Protection of the environment is a city council and community priority, and is highlighted in the Environment section of the Community Plan.
The city's environmental goals
- Preserve and protect the natural environment.
- Ensure a sufficient supply of quality water for the future.
- Protect Oak Creek and its riparian habitat.
- Reduce the impacts of flooding and erosion on the community and environment.
- Promote environmentally responsible building and design.
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Residential Christmas Tree Recycling
From Jan. 1 through Jan. 31 the city will accept trees at the city maintenance yard located at 2070 Contractors Rd. Drop off your tree Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Trees must be free of lights, tinsel, ornaments, nails, stands, and plastic wrapping. No yard debris will be accepted. The trees will be offered to the U.S. Forest Service for use in erosion control in the national forest, and mulch will be available to the community on a first-come, first-served basis. Questions? Call the Public Works department at (928) 204-7111.
Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling
The city of Sedona and Yavapai County will host a free household hazardous waste and electronics collection day on Saturday, April 11, 8 a.m. to noon, at Sedona Red Rock High School. This event is for residents of Sedona and unincorporated Yavapai County. Please be prepared to show a driver’s license and one utility bill as proof of residence. Business waste will not be accepted.
Aerosol paints and spray products, batteries except for lead acid or any vehicle battery, computer equipment, gasoline, household cleaners, kerosene, light bulbs, pesticides, pool chemicals, small appliances, small electronic devices, standard grill and camping propane tanks, oil-based paints, stains, solvents, thinners, televisions, and adhesives.
Waste not accepted
Ammunition and fireworks, car or other vehicle batteries, commercial business waste, explosives, compressed gas cylinders other than propane such as oxygen, acetylene, etc., latex paints, medical waste or prescription drugs, motor oil and oil filters, radioactive materials including smoke detectors, tires of any kind, or any other material or items not listed in the Accepted list.
Save the date for our next Fix-it Clinic on Saturday, May 2, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., at the Hub at Posse Grounds Park.
The Fix-it Clinic is a simple idea. Bring in an item in need of repair and our volunteer fixers will do their best to help you fix it for free. What kind of items can you bring? Toys, electronics, clothing, bicycles, small furniture/appliances, etc. Fix-it Clinics are a great way to build community while keeping usable items out of the landfill.
KIDS WELCOME: There will also be a station at the Fix-it Clinic where kids can help take apart and recycle unfixable items.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: If you are good at soldering, electronics repair, electrical repair, sewing, woodworking or general tinkering and you’d like to volunteer at the Fix-it Clinic, contact Kaileigh Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org or (928) 203-5112.