Recycling in Salt Lake County
There are approximately 17 cities within Salt Lake County in which the R.I.O. gathers information to produce the Recycle Guide. (37 KB PDF)
Each city is different in terms of the Recycling program offered by the individual City or Salt Lake County Government Call either your City Sanitation Department/Solid Waste Program/Recycling Office for specific information such as recycling service schedules, broken/stolen bins, and monthly billing/application for recycling service.
The Recycling Information Office does not work directly with the City or County Sanitation Department’s Recycling Programs (we indirectly work with the City and County Government’s on research and planning issues). However, we are able to provide you with phone numbers and webpage addresses to help steer you in the best possible direction to help solve your problem.
Items that should NOT go in your curbside recycling bin.
- Paper towels, paper plates and cups, napkins or tissues
- Yard waste
- Packing styrofoam or peanuts
- Foil lined boxes
- Wax paper
- Food, wrappings or anything with food still in it
- Hazardous material
What if I live in an apartment or condo?
Curbside recycling may not be an option in your city; however you can talk to your landlord or complex manager about setting up a program from a private hauler. You can also take recyclables to a drop off center near you.
Recycling Fact . . .
Americans use an
estimated 2.5 million
plastic bottles every
hour, of which only
a small portion
- Place recyclables inside their designated container
- Do not leave recyclables in plastic bags
- Only plastics #1 and #2 are accepted in bins
- Keep surrounding areas clean
- Break down cardboard boxes
- Food, wrappings or anything with food still in it is prohibited
Information on Recycling in your Community
If your neighborhood, park, office, or church doesn't recycle, contact the Recycling Information Office to find out how you can start one in your area. Be aware that just because your community doesn't have pick up at that particular curb, it doesn't mean there aren't drop-off sites nearby.