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At Tucson Clean and Beautiful we believe that sustainable practices, when built into our everday lives, build a better future for everyone. We support, encourage and assist you in taking steps to protect and steward the natural environment that sustains us.

We provide an ever-evolving list of resources, including a community Recycling Directory where local businesses have added their name and information for proper disposal of certain items not accepted in your trash pick-up or Blue Bin program.

By integrating sustainability into our daily lives, through proper recycling, repurposing, and reducing our consumption, we can help address global challenges such as climate change, resource depletion, and environmental equity. Immediate and sustained steps today impact our collective future tomorrow.

Take Action. Explore sustainability programs and events in Tucson that are making a positive impact on our planet.

Quick Sustainability Links

Master Recycler Training Program

The Master Recycler training program is a great way to learn about the many recycling, reuse, and waste reduction options available in Tucson. Co-hosted with The City of Tucson Environmental Service and other partnering community agencies, courses are held throughout the year at a variety of community locations and last approximately 18 hours over the course of 5 weeks (includes both weekday evenings, and Saturdays).

Master Recyclers are then asked to be key contacts within the community, attending outreach events, sharing information with their neighbors, friends, and community groups, and participating in recycling related events.

Program and sign-up is scheduled to begin spring of 2024.

For more information, email [email protected] or call Tucson Environmental Services at (520) 791-5000.

Check out our NEW & IMPROVED Recycling Directory! Not seeing an organization? Request to add!

Tucson Zero Waste Collection Event

In partnership with The City of Tucson Environmental Services, we offer the Tucson Zero Waste collection Event, a free zero-waste collection drive for Tucson and the surrounding areas! This community collaboration serves local households who want to safely and responsibly reuse and recycle their commonly used goods and household items.

Learn more, and see when the next event will be!

Recycle and Beyond presentation

It can be confusing to learn what to recycle – and how. Tucson Clean and Beautiful offers a fun, interactive educational presentation on recycling and waste management to schools, businesses, and community groups, tailored to age and size of the audience. This learning opportuntity helps you get recycling right! You will learn what materials can and cannot be recycled, all about the recycling process and what happens to the materials you recycle, plus lots of tips and tricks to save money and reduce waste.

Interested in a Recycle and Beyond group presentation? Contact us and we’ll schedule a date!
[email protected]

K-12 Eco-Action workshop

If you’re a teacher looking for ways to bring environmental awareness into the classroom, TCB is excited to offer free youth environmental educational workshops to you and your students!

Our 45min environmental youth eco- workshop is available to teachers and students k-12. Each workshop is designed to empower young people to learn more about environmental topics, recycling, and sustainability in an interactive and positive way which includes an educational presentation, fun activities and games appropriately designed for each age group.

Register today!

Our booth is ready with Eco-lution resources!

We love community events! Earth Day fairs, markets, waste management workshops, and more! If your school or organization is hosting an educational or environment-friendly event, let us know! Our sustainability educator will discuss ways to balance convenience and environmental impact, along with information and resources on the five Rs: Recycle, Repurpose, Reuse, Reduce, Refuse.

If interested, email: [email protected].

R.U.M.B.A. (Re-Used Materials Becoming Art) Art Competition

R.U.M.B.A is an art contest with a public display and is a fun educational program held annually in April (Earth month). The “Recycled Art” competition is free and open to all students in kindergarten through 12th grade, homeschools included. Projects may be submitted by class, individually, or as a group. Local dignitaries judge the students’ work and prizes are awarded across a range of categories. Winning entries will be displayed throughout the children’s museum throughout the month.

Through their artwork, young artists portray the urgent need to embrace our planet and ways to protect our environment by diverting waste and promoting sustainability.

This year, 2024 RUMBA will be co-hosted with Children’s Museum Tucson during the Children’s Museum Tucson Earth Day Event, April 20th!

Register today! Tap link!

Questions, email [email protected].

The City of Tucson Household Hazardous Waste Event Calendar

Bring your hazardous chemicals and household products to The City of Tucsons main location at Los Reales or attend one of the monthly drop-off events held the second Saturday of each month.