Check out the Scottsdale Police’s Shop Talk Podcast
Do you enjoy a good podcast? Check out Shop Talk from your very own Scottsdale Police Department. City of Scottsdale Police Chief Jeff Walther hosts a community chat to answer questions from the public and each episode also features a special guest from the community.

Catch up on the first four Shop Talk episodes that feature Scottsdale City Manager Jim Thompson, Councilwoman Tammy Caputi, local commercial real estate expert Jon Rosenberg, and your very own police chief. Be sure to subscribe to be notified as new episodes are released. Shop Talk is available on Apple, Google, Spotify and Amazon podcast platforms.

Trash and Recycling Days Change This Month for Many Residents
Beginning November 1, most Scottsdale trash and recycling residential customers will have a new pick-up day. Scottsdale will now pick up recycling and trash five days a week. To achieve this, about 95 percent of Scottsdale residents will have a change to trash and/or recycling curbside days. The primary reason for this day of service change is to improve efficiency and make it easier to process recyclables. Current trash and recycling routes have become unbalanced due to the growth of the city. The new collection schedule is based on the number of homes on a route and the amount/weight of solid waste and recycling collected.

Operating more efficiently means the city can balance the size of collection routes to provide more consistent service, preserve the longevity of collection vehicles by carrying the right sized loads, and not overload our recycling processing center. These changes will not affect planned solid waste rate increases and should help stabilize future rates. To determine your new collection days, visit, search “Collection Day,” then find your service area on the map or use the Find My Service Day Tool, also found on the website. Residents can also call the city of Scottsdale at 480-312-5353.

City Seeks Input on Amendments to Public Safety Plan Ordinance
On Sept. 10, 2013, the Scottsdale City Council approved a Public Safety Plan Ordinance. The purpose of this ordinance is to promote the general health, safety and welfare of our community by requiring certain types of businesses to file, follow and keep current a public safety plan. The ordinance also requires mandatory training for security personnel. The ordinance went into effect on Oct. 10, 2013.

On August 26, 2021, the City Council, after a presentation on the status of the Public Safety Plan Ordinance, voted to direct the City Manager, in consultation with the City Attorney, to return to the City Council with recommended amendments to the Public Safety Plan Ordinance and conduct related public outreach as expeditiously as possible.

Scottsdale residents are invited to review the draft ordinance amendments at and provide comments by Nov. 30 to the Scottsdale Police Department’s Public Information Office by email at