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

Hard To Recycle Materials

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

Here is the 2019 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

Antifreeze

  • Salt Lake Valley Landfill
    SLCoHD Household Hazardous Waste Facility
    385-468-3862
    6030 West 1300 South
    Mon-Sat 8:00 to 4:00 pm
  • Trans Jordan Landfill
    SLCoHD Household Hazardous Waste Facility
    385-468-3862
    10473 South Bacchus Hwy
    Mon-Sat 8:00 to 4:00 pm
  • Murray Public Works
    ABOP (Antifreeze, Batteries, Oil & Paint) Facility
    4646 South 500 West
    385-468-3862

Batteries

  • Salt Lake Valley Landfill
    SLCoHD Household Hazardous Waste Facility

    6030 West 1300 South
    385-468-3862
    Mon-Sat 8:00 to 4:00 pm
  • Trans Jordan Landfill
    SLCoHD Household Hazardous Waste Facility
    10473 S Bacchus Hwy
    385-468-3862
    Mon-Sat 8:00 to 4:00 pm
  • Murray Public Works
    ABOP (Antifreeze, Batteries, Oil & Paint) Facility
    4646 South 500 West
    385-468-3862

Bicycles

Bicycle Collective : Used bicycles and their parts can be taken to:
2312 West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
801.FAT.BIKE (328.2453)

Building Materials

  • Habitat for Humanity ReStore
    Accepts variety of building materials, furniture and appliances       
    1276 South 500 West
    (801) 263-0136
    Tues-Sat: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • George's Architectural Salvage
    Alternative uses and architectural salvage
    470 E 900 S SLC, UT 84111
    (801) 539-1140
    Tues, Thurs: 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    Sat: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Bland Recycling LLC
    Asphalt, concrete and dirt only
    (801) 280-3578
    Location #1:
    6451 W 2100 S, West Valley City, UT 84120       
    Mon-Fri: 7:30am-5:00pm
    Location #2:
    7141 S U-111, West Jordan, UT 84088
    Mon-Fri: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Cardboard (Bulk)

Cardboard Recycling Drop-Off Locations:

  • Salt Lake Valley Landfill
    6030 West California Ave.
    Bins accessible during landfill hours:
    Mon-Fri: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm 
  • Salt Lake Valley Transfer Station
    3300 South 502 West
    Bins accessible during transfer station hours:
    Mon-Fri: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sat: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Trans-Jordan Landfill
    10473 South Bacchus Hwy

Cardboard Recyclers (For Larger Volumes):

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

    6030 West 1300 South
    385-468-3862
    Mon-Sat 8:00 to 4:00 pm
  • Trans Jordan Landfill
    SLCoHD Household Hazardous Waste Facility

    10473 South Bacchus Hwy
    385-468-3862
    Mon-Sat 8:00 to 4:00 pm

Cooking Oil

Electronics

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

    6030 West 1300 South
    385-468-3862
    Mon-Sat 8:00 to 4:00 pm
  • Trans Jordan Landfill
    SLCoHD Household Hazardous Waste Site
    10473 South Bacchus Hwy
    385-468-3862
    Mon-Sat 8:00 to 4:00 pm
  • 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
    • Bingham Creek
      4934 West 9000 South, West Jordan
    • Draper
      1136 East Pioneer Road (12400 South), Draper
    • Hunter
      4740 West 4100 South, West Valley
    • Magna
      2675 South 8950 West, Magna
    • Sandy
      10100 South Petunia Way (1300 East), Sandy
    • (Calvin S.) Smith
      810 East 3300 South, Millcreek
    • South Jordan
      10673 South Redwood Road (1700 West), South Jordan
    • (Ruth Vine) Tyler
      8041 South Wood Street (55 West), Midvale
    • West Jordan/Viridian Event Center
      8030 South 1825 West, West Jordan
    • Whitmore
      2197 East Fort Union Boulevard (7000 South), Cottonwood Heights

Freezers

  • Salt Lake Valley Landfill
    SLCoHD Household Hazardous Waste Facility
    6030 West California Ave, SLC, UT 84104
    (385) 468-6370
    Mon-Sat: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Trans-Jordan Landfill
    SLCoHD Household Hazardous Waste Facility

    10473 South Bacchus Hwy, SLC, UT 84009
    (801) 569-8994
    Mon-Sat: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Gasoline

  • Salt Lake Valley Landfill
    SLCoHD Household Hazardous Waste Site

    6030 West 1300 South
    (385) 468-3862
    Mon-Sat: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Trans Jordan Landfill
    SLCoHD Household Hazardous Waste Site
    10473 South Bacchus Highway
    (385) 468-3862
    Mon-Sat: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Glass

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

Momentum Recycling
658 South 4050 West
801.355.0334

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.

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

Mattresses

Oil

  • Salt Lake Valley Landfill
    SLCoHD Household Hazardous Waste Site
    6030 West 1300 South
    385-468-3862
    Mon-Sat 8:00 to 4:00 pm
  • Trans Jordan Landfill
    SLCoHD Household Hazardous Waste Site
    10473 South Bacchus Hwy
    385-468-3862
    Mon-Sat 8:00 to 4:00 pm
  • Murray Public Works
    4646 South 500 West
    385-468-3862
  • Sandy Public Works (Closed until further notice)
    8775 South 700 West
    385-468-3862
  • 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
    385-468-3862
    6030 West 1300 South
    Mon-Sat 8:00 to 4:00 pm
  • Trans Jordan Landfill
    SLCoHD Household Hazardous Waste Site
    385-468-3862
    10473 South Bacchus Hwy
    Mon-Sat 8:00 to 4:00 pm
  • Murray Public Works
    4646 South 500 West
    385-468-3862
  • Sandy Public Works (Closed until further notice)
    8775 South 700 West
    385-468-3862

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 (see below).

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.  

Plastic (Big and Bulky)

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.

Propane

Refrigerator

Scrap Metal

  • Metro Group Inc
    3150 West 900 South 801.590.3000
    Mon-Fri 8:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Midvale Recycling
    8207 South State Street Bldg #1
    801.613.9771
    Mon-Fri 9 am - 5 pm Sat 10 am - 4 pm
  • Redwood Recycling
    6235 South Redwood Road
    801.758.7219
    Mon-Fri 8 am - 6 pm Sat 8 am - 2 pm
  • Utah Metal Works Inc.
    805 Everett Avenue
    877.221.0099
    Mon-Fri 7:30 am - 4:30 pm Sat 7:30 am - 12 pm
  • Western Metals Recycling
    4221 West 700 South
    801.975.9669
    Mon-Fri 7:30 am - 4:30 pm Sat 8 am - 12 pm
  • Wasatch Metals
    205 West 3300 South
    801.305.3700
    Mon-Fri 8 am - 5 pm Sat 8 am - 2 pm

Aluminum Cans

  • Salt Lake Valley Landfill
    6030 West California Ave.
  • Salt Lake Valley Transfer Station
    3300 South 502 West
    Mon-Fri 7 am - 5 pm, 1st and 3rd Sat 7 am - 11 am
  • Trans-Jordan Landfill
    10473 So. Bacchus Highway
    801.569.8994
    Mon-Sat 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Rocky Mountain Recycling
    2950 West 900 South

Styrofoam

Block Packaging Foam (#6):

  • Marko Foam
    720 S Gladiola Street, Suite B
    801-972-1354 

Packing Peanuts:

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

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!

Thermometers, Thermostats, and other mercury containing items

  • Salt Lake Valley Landfill
    SLCoHD Household Hazardous Waste Facility 
    6030 West California Ave. 
    385-468-3862
    Mon-Sat 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Trans Jordan Landfill
    SLCoHD Household Hazardous Waste Facility 
    10473 S Bacchus Hwy
    385-468-3862
    Mon-Sat 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

 

Tires

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 
    4973 State Street
    801-441-0866
    Tues-Fri 11 am-6 pm and Sat 10 am-5 pm