Curbside Glass Recycling Collection

Glass collection is currently available to residents in the Emigration Canyon, Canyon Rim, Millcreek, East Mill Creek, Mount Olympus, Murray annex, Holladay, and Cottonwood Heights areas. Starting in early 2017, the service will extend to other areas and be available to all District residents in the next three years.

Submit an online request for a glass can here or print out, fill in and return this pdf: Glass Recycling Sign-Up Form. We can take the signed document by email (info@wasatchfrontwaste.org), fax (385-468-6330), or by person or mail (604 W 6960 S, Midvale, UT 84047) with your name, address, phone and email legibly printed.

If you live outside the Emigration Canyon, Canyon Rim, Millcreek, East Mill Creek, Mount Olympus, Murray annex, Holladay, and Cottonwood Heights areas, and are interested in signing up when the service is available in your area, please let us know by sending us an email to info@wasatchfrontwaste.org.

Program Basics

  • Service is optional
  • Glass is collected in a grey 35-gallon can
  • Momentum Recycling will contract with the District to provide the monthly collection. (We provide the container. Momentum will collect only)
  • All colors of glass bottles and jars are accepted–no color separation is required
  • Once a month collection with reminders sent to your email, text or phone
  • $8 monthly fee + an additional $45 startup fee

Can Placement

  • Put your can at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on your assigned collection day.
  • Place the can at least three (3) feet away from vehicles and other objects to prevent property damage.
  • Do not overfill the can, the lid must close. Overfilled cans may cause spillage in the roadway.
  • Do not place items on the side of the can, they will not be removed. Only items inside the can will be collected.

CURBSIDE COLLECTION DAYS

Look HERE to see when Momentum Recycling will come to collect your curbside glass recycling.

Drop-Off Recycling

Wasatch Front Waste and Recycling District has 8 drop-off glass sites for residents who do not wish to subscribe for curbside service.

  • Scott Avenue Park (3475 South 800 East)
  • Taylorsville Park (1628 West 4800 South)
  • Upper District Park (approx. 3650 South Wasatch Blvd)
  • Holladay City (4580 South 2300 East)
  • Herriman Fire Station (5928 West 13100 South)
  • Salt Lake Community College (4386 S. Redwood Road)
  • Magna Recreation Center (3270 South 8400 West)
  • Harmon’s Grocery at the Brickyard (3270 South 1300 East)

Keep in mind that these sites are heavily used (especially on the weekends). The drop-off sites are intended for use by residents only.

General Rules for Glass Recycling – Drop Off and Curbside

  • Glass bottles and jars ONLY. Broken bottles and jars are okay.
  • Empty container and remove lids and corks—no rinsing is necessary.
  • Do not place items on the side of any glass recycling container.
  • Do NOT place the following items in any glass recycling container:
    • Ceramics (i.e. plates and dishes)
    • Windshields
    • Pyrex
    • Light bulbs
    • Windows
    • Mirrors
    • Bags, boxes, 6-pack cartons

Upper District Park

approx. 3560 S Wasatch Blvd.

Taylorsville Park

1628 W. 4800 S.

SLCC-Taylorsville Campus

4386 S. Redwood Rd.

Scott Ave Park

3475 S. 800 E.

Magna Recreation Center

3270 S. 8400 W

Holladay City Hall

4580 S. 2300 E.

Herriman Fire Station

5928 W. 13100 S

Harmons Brickyard

3270 S. 1300 E

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens to the glass after it has been picked up?

Glass will be recycled locally at Momentum Recycling’s processing facility in Salt Lake City. Visit Momentum Recycling’s website to find out what happens to your glass.

Why can’t we put glass in our blue curbside can with all of the other recyclables?

  1. When glass is collected in a recycling can, it breaks and makes the other recyclables in your can less valuable on the market.
  2. Collecting glass separately results in more glass actually getting recycled. Curbside programs that collect glass typically recycle less than half the glass that is collected in the can due to the glass being broken down into pieces too small to recover.

How can I recycle glass from my business?

Momentum Recycling also provides a variety of recycling collection services for businesses throughout the Salt Lake Valley. Contact them by calling (801) 355-0334 or visiting www.utah.momentumrecycling.com.

Additional Information

For more information about how glass is recycled in the Salt Lake Valley, please contact Momentum Recycling at      (801) 355-0334 or visit www.utah.mometumrecycling.com.