Glass Recycling Services 

WFWRD currently offers two forms of glass recycling in the Wasatch Front area, curbside collection and drop-off collection. Unfortunately, curbside collection isn’t available for all resident but drop-off collection sites are available 24/7. For questions regarding glass recycling, please contact us.

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, Cottonwood Heights, and Taylorsville areas; 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 curbside glass bin 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 current curbside collection areas, and are interested in signing up when the service is available in your area, please let us know by sending an email to info@wasatchfrontwaste.org.

How it Works

  • Service is optional
  • The glass is collected in a grey 35-gallon can
  • WFWRD supplies the container and Momentum Recycling collects it
  • 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

Curbside Collection Days

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

Can Placement

  • Put your can at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on your assigned collection day.
  • Place the can at least 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 collected.

Glass Recycling Drop-Off

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

 

 

Keep in mind that these sites are heavily used (especially on the weekends). The drop-off sites are intended for use by residents only. (PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE ITEMS ON THE GROUND)

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/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

Glass Drop-Off Locations

Upper District Park

approx. 3560 S Wasatch Blvd.

Taylorsville Park

1628 W. 4800 S.

Cottonwood Heights

Scott Ave Park

3475 S. 800 E.

Holladay City Hall

4580 S. 2300 E.

Herriman Fire Station

5928 W. 13100 S

Harmons Brickyard

3270 S. 1300 E

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • What happens to the glass after it’s been picked up?
    • The 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?
    • When the glass is collected in a recycling can, it breaks and makes the other recyclables in your can decrease in market value.
    • Collecting glass separately results in more glass 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.

 

  • Where can I get additional information about glass recycling?
    • 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.