Community Recycling

Every day we provide recycling and promote sustainability in the Wasatch Front area. Our large-scale operations are integrated with sustainable actions, processes, and procedures. The goal of our recycling program is to make sustainable habits and living easier on all of our residents, with an emphasis on accessible recycling education. For more information on any of our recycling programs or events, please contact us.

 

Each residence receives one blue recycle can and one black garbage can as a part of your monthly service fee. A second recycle can is available for $9 per quarter with a $10 delivery/pickup charge. To request a second can, please fill out a service request.

Blue Bin Recycling: What do I put in There?

Anything not shown above should be thrown into the black garbage can. Remember, WHEN IN DOUBT, THROW IT OUT! If you have any questions, regarding what’s recyclable, please call our Sustainability Coordinator at (385) 468-6337.

How Clean is Clean Enough:

Tips for Preparing Materials for the Blue Bin

  • Does anything drip or leak out of your recyclable item? If yes, pour it out and dry before placing in the blue bin
  • Do not run your recyclables in the dishwasher
  • One good wipe with a paper towel or dishrag is good enough for containers
  • Ask yourself, if what’s still in here can smear or soil paper recyclables, then it’s too dirty to recycle
  • If cleaning a recyclable item would take too much water or electricity, then throw it out

Hard to Recycle Items and Where to Take Them

Glass Drop Off Sites

Glass is currently collected curbside in communities east of I-15. If you would like to find out more information or sign up, please see our Glass Recycling page. If you do not live in these areas, there are multiple drop off sites throughout the remainder of the District.

 

Green Waste

Green waste cannot go into the blue recycling bin. However, we do offer curbside green waste pickup with our Green Waste bins. Please see our Green Waste page for more information.

E-Waste and Hazardous Waste

E-Waste/Hazardous Waste is not picked up curbside but is recyclable. The Salt Lake County Health Department holds waste collection events for these products. To dispose of household hazardous waste, please consider dropping them off at collection events or at a permanent collection facility:

Industry News: The Recycling Dilemma

World-wide changes to the recycling industry have been in the news recently. See below for local news coverage, how it may impact your services with WFWRD, and what you can do to help!

Things you should know:

    • WFWRD staff are not proposing to increase fees for services in 2019.
    • There is an increased cost to deliver recycling to the Landfill.
    • Taking recycling to the landfill will not prevent a need to increase fees for services in the future. With the unanticipated increased costs, the fee increase will be needed sooner to sustain services (With or Without Recycling).
    • The next projected fee increase is 2021.

Recycling Education

Our Sustainability Team is proud to share our educational resources with residents, teachers, and community members. We encourage you to share this with your classes, colleagues, and family so that together, we can create a sustainable, more environmentally-friendly community.