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Hard To Recycle Materials

Find out where to take items that can’t be recycled in your curbside bin.

 

Antifreeze

Salt Lake Valley Landfill
SLCoHD Household Hazardous Waste Facility

Trans Jordan Landfill                                                                                  
SLCoHD Household Hazardous Waste Facility

Murray Public Works


Batteries

Salt Lake Valley Landfill
SLCoHD Household Hazardous Waste Facility

Trans Jordan Landfill
SLCoHD Household Hazardous Waste Facility

Murray Public Works

Bicycles

Bicycle Collective :

*Used bicycles and their parts can be taken to.

Cardboard (Bulk)

Cardboard Recycling Drop-Off Locations:

Salt Lake Valley Landfill

Trans-Jordan Landfill

Cardboard Recyclers (For Larger Volumes):

Rocky Mountain Recycling

Green Fiber
Carpet Pad
Carpet pad is collected for recycling at the Salt Lake Valley Landfill, 6030 West California Avenue, Salt Lake City.  385-468-6370.
Chemicals

Including household items that are toxic or hazardous, but not limited to: gasoline, cleaning agents, full or partially full aerosol cans, antifreeze, etc.

Salt Lake Valley Landfill
SLCoHD Household Hazardous Waste Facility


Trans Jordan Landfill
SLCoHD Household Hazardous Waste Facility

Electronics

Best Buy 
All Locations

Metech Recycling 

Office Depot/Office Max 

Recycle Solutions 

Salt Lake Valley Landfill 
SLCoHD Household Hazardous Waste Facility 

Trans-Jordan Landfill 
SLCoHD Household Hazardous Waste Facility

Fluorescent and CFL light bulbs

The following drop-off locations are available thanks to the Salt Lake County Health Department. These locations accept fluorescent light bulbs of all shapes and types.
(Library locations only accept bulbs that are 4 feet or shorter.)

Salt Lake Valley Landfill 
SLCoHD Household Hazardous Waste Site 



Trans Jordan Landfill 
SLCoHD Household Hazardous Waste Facility   

 
Salt Lake County Government Center 
South Building Atrium  


Salt Lake City and County Building 
Second Floor Information Desk  


Salt Lake County Libraries 

*Bingham Creek
 
*Draper
 
*Hunter
 
*Magna
 
*Sandy
 
*(Calvin S.) Smith
 
*South Jordan
 
*(Ruth Vine) Tyler
 
*West Jordan/Viridian Event Center
 
*Whitmore
Gasoline
Salt Lake Valley Landfill
SLCoHD Household Hazardous Waste Site


Trans Jordan Landfill
SLCoHD Household Hazardous Waste Facility
Glass

Salt Lake County recycles glass through our local glass recycler, Momentum Recycling:

Momentum Recycling

Glass can be recycled in Salt Lake County through one of two methods:
 
*Setting up curbside glass recycling services at your home.  For availability in  your neighborhood or community, contact your trash/recycling hauler.  Not sure who picks up your curbside bins, find out here!
 
*Visiting one of many glass drop-off bins around Salt Lake County.  Find the bin closest to your address by visiting Momentum's webpage!
Green Waste

Untreated wood scraps, trees, leaves, grass clippings (no sod), leaves, etc.

Salt Lake Valley Landfill

Trans-Jordan Landfill


*NOTE: Contact your waste provider to see if they offer curbside green-waste collection

Oil

Salt Lake Valley Landfill
SLCoHD Household Hazardous Waste Site

Trans Jordan Landfill
SLCoHD Household Hazardous Waste Facility


Murray Public Works


Sandy Public Works (Closed until further notice)

*Many auto part stores and shops accept used oil--please visit the Utah Department of Environmental Quality for a complete list of used oil collection sites in Salt Lake County.
Paint

Salt Lake Valley Landfill
SLCoHD Household Hazardous Waste Site

Trans Jordan Landfill
SLCoHD Household Hazardous Waste Site

Murray Public Works

Sandy Public Works (Closed until further notice)


Pallets
Plastic Bags

Plastic bags can be recycled at most local grocery stores.  Check with your a manager or employee at your local grocery to see if they're accepting grocery bags for recycling. 

*Many stores even accept other plastic film materials.
Plastic Film (Other)

Many grocery stores accept more than just plastic grocery bags for recycling.  Check with your local store to confirm which types of plastic film they are accepting!

Some other commonly accepted types of plastic film may include bubble wrap, clean sandwich/Ziplock baggies, bread bags, produce bags, newspaper bags, and more.

*Most stores will not accept cereal bags, cracker bags, and food wrappers.  

Prescriptions
*Visit the Used Only as Directed website for a drop-off location near you. Most Intermountain Health Care facilities and police stations will accept them.
Scrap Metal
*Metro Group Inc

*Midvale Recycling

*Redwood Recycling
 
*Utah Metal Works Inc.

*Western Metals Recycling

*Wasatch Metals


Aluminum Cans
 
*Salt Lake Valley Landfill
 
*Trans-Jordan Landfill
 
*Rocky Mountain Recycling



Styrofoam

Block Packaging Foam: 

Marko Foam

ACH Foam Technologies

Packing Peanuts:

UPS Stores
Locations

*NOTE: Many shipping stores will take back packing peanuts.  Call your local shipper to see if they participate.

Thermometers, Thermostats, and other mercury containing items

Salt Lake Valley Landfill
SLCoHD Household Hazardous Waste Facility 

Trans Jordan Landfill 
SLCoHD Household Hazardous Waste Facility 
                     

 

                                                                            

Textiles

Old clothing should be donated to your local thrift store for second-hand use.

*Look for your nearest Goodwill, Deseret Industries, Savers, Big Brothers,   Big Sisters, Salvation Army or independent thrift store!

Tires

Liberty Tire Recycling 


Salt Lake Valley Landfill*
Trans Jordan Landfill *

*Tires taken to Liberty Tire Recycling.
Misc. items

The Clever Octopus is a creative reuse center that will take anything from craft supplies to screwdrivers to PVC pipes. Take a look at their wish list

Clever Octopus 

Recycling Information Office
6030 West California Ave.  
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
Phone: (385) 468-6370