Policy Mission. AzRC is a leader in education on waste management policy in Arizona and a resource to municipalities, state legislators and other stakeholders in understanding the risks and opportunities associated with waste management policy across scales of government. Leveraging our diverse group of members, we ensure the voices of all stakeholders are considered in conversations around waste management policy.

AzRC stakeholders: municipal, county, tribal and state recycling coordinators, nonprofits, recycling businesses, waste management companies, academia, and other members of the Arizona community.

The AzRC policy committee:

The Arizona Recycling Coalition Policy committee meets monthly to support the AzRC’s policy efforts. This group:

  1. Identifies important regulations and bills introduced across scales of government (federal to local)
  2. Reviews how bills and regulations may affect Arizona’s sustainable materials management sector
  3. Develops educational materials on existing regulations affecting the sector
  4. Reviews sustainable materials management policies in other locales that may be useful for AZ
  5. Creates general policy stances on broad-scale sustainable materials management issues for AzRC
  6. Connects AzRC members with policymakers to act as area experts and share their perspectives
  7. Determines future advocacy efforts of the AzRC

Any member of the AzRC is welcome to join the policy committee or attend any meeting. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month at 1pm.

If you are interested in attending or have any questions please email Erin Murphy, the AzRC Policy Chair, at [email protected]

2022 Bills


Arizona Revised Statutes 

A.R.S. 49-836 & 49-837

A.R.S. 9-500.38