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Salt Lake County Health Department
General Information  
Phone: (385) 468-4100

Safe Disposal

Disposal Locations

These locations accept all hazardous waste except medications.
(Information about disposing business waste)

Disposal is FREE for Salt Lake County residents.

We cannot accept explosives or radioactive materials.

Salt Lake Valley Landfill
Household Hazardous Waste Facility
6030 West California Avenue (1300 South)
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
801-541-4078
CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID-19

Trans-Jordan Landfill
Household Hazardous Waste Facility
10473 South Bacchus Highway (SR-111)
South Jordan, UT 84009     
801-971-1976
CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID-19

Collection Events

Free community collection events occur every year in the spring and summer months.

These events are intended for small quantities of household waste. As a courtesy to other residents attending collection events, please take large loads to one of the permanent disposal locations listed above.

Collection events cannot accept business waste, mattresses, large kitchen appliances, explosives, radioactive materials, or tires.

List of Collection Events

Automotive and Paint

The following locations accept antifreeze, batteries, oil, and paint. They cannot accept tires.

Disposal is free for Salt Lake County residents.

Salt Lake Valley Landfill
Household Hazardous Waste Facility
6030 West California Avenue (1300 South)
Salt Lake City, UT 84104    
801-541-4078
CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID-19

Trans-Jordan Landfill
Household Hazardous Waste Facility
10473 South Bacchus Highway (U-111)
South Jordan, UT 84009
801-971-1976
CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID-19

Many auto-related businesses throughout the county also accept used oil (but only oil—no antifreeze or paint), including hydraulic/engine oil, brake fluid, transmission oil, transformer oil, and synthetic motor oil. Visit the Utah Department of Environmental Quality for a complete list of Salt Lake County used oil collection sites.

Electronics

The locations listed below accept electronics.  Please bring someone to assist you with larger items as we cannot guarantee staff will be available to assist with unloading.

Disposal is free for Salt Lake County residents.

You may also search for nearby retailers that accept electronics for recycling:

Salt Lake Valley Landfill
Household Hazardous Waste Facility
6030 West California Avenue (1300 South)
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
801-541-4078
CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID-19

Trans-Jordan Landfill
Household Hazardous Waste Facility
10473 South Bacchus Highway (U-111)
South Jordan, UT 84009
801-971-1976
CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID-19

Fluorescent Bulbs

These locations accept fluorescent light bulbs of all shapes and types, though TUBE LIGHTS MUST BE 4 FEET OR SHORTER for collection at these locations:

Salt Lake County Government Center
South Building Atrium
2001 South State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84190 
385-468-3862
Open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Salt Lake City and County Building
Second Floor Information Desk
451 South State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
385-468-3862
Open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Salt Lake County Libraries
Open Monday through Thursday, 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
and Friday and Saturday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

These locations accept fluorescent light bulbs of all shapes and types, including ALL LENGTHS of tube lights:

Salt Lake Valley Landfill
Household Hazardous Waste Facility
6030 West California Avenue (1300 South)
Salt Lake City, UT 84104 
801-541-4078
CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID-19

Trans-Jordan Landfill
Household Hazardous Waste Facility
10473 South Bacchus Highway (U-111)
South Jordan, UT 84009
801-971-1976
CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID-19

Mattresses

While mattresses are not considered hazardous waste, recycling is the environmentally friendly way to get rid of a mattress (and/or box springs) that you no longer need. There is one mattress recycler in Salt Lake County that will responsibly dispose of your old mattress (for a small fee) and keep the waste out of our landfill.

    Mattresses and box springs must be dry and free of bed bugs.
    Pick-up service at your location is also available for an additional charge.

    For more information:
    Spring Back Utah Mattress Recycling

    Medications

    Visit Used Only As Directed for a complete list of medication drop-off locations throughout Utah.

    Tires

    For a nominal fee, most tire dealers will accept your old tires when you purchase new ones. If you have additional tires to dispose of, there is one tire recycler in Salt Lake County that will accept waste tires (again, for a small fee):

    Liberty Tire Recycling
    1398 North Beck Street
    Salt Lake City, UT 84116
    801-364-7900

    Residents (no businesses) may also pay to dispose of tires at the two Salt Lake County landfills:

    Salt Lake Valley Landfill
    6030 West California Avenue (1300 South)
    Salt Lake City, UT 84104
    801-541-4078
    (Limit four tires per load)
    CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID-19

    Trans-Jordan Landfill
    10473 South Bacchus Highway (U-111)
    South Jordan, UT 84009
    801-971-1976
    (Limit two tires per customer)
    CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID-19

    Please note that storing or transporting waste tires requires a health department permit.