Salt Lake City

Sustainability

Contact SLCgreen (801) 535-6470 | slcgreen@slcgov.com

Waste & Recycling

Autumn Leaves: Remember that Salt Lake City does not pick up bags of leaves left on the curb. Instead, please use your brown compost bins. Request up to two extra compost cans for temporary placement. Fill out this form or call 801-535-6999 to request.


COVID-19 Update: All of Salt Lake City’s waste & recycling services are continuing uninterrupted at this time. This includes our garbage, recycling, and compost container collection, as well as the Call 2 Haul bulk waste program. The Education Team is also out checking containers.

The Waste & Recycling office is closed to the public. Please email slcwasteandrecycling@slcgov.com or call 801-535-6999 for waste questions.


Report Illegal Dumping

To report illegal dumping in Salt Lake City, call (801) 535-6999 or download the mobile app: for iPhone or for Android.

Log in to your SLC Account

Access your Waste & Recycling and Water Billing account. Add glass recycling or downsize your garbage can.

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Curbside Services

Information about your curbside sanitation services in Salt Lake City, including your blue recycling can, brown compost can, green garbage can and grey glass recycling can.

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Collection Schedule Map

Find out which day of the week your cans are collected.

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What Goes in my Recycling Bin?

Information about materials that belong in your blue curbside recycling bin.

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What Goes in my Compost Can?

Information about materials that belong in your brown curbside compost can.

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Glass Recycling

Curbside glass recycling is available in Salt Lake City! Sign up for curbside collection or find a drop off location.

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Bulk Waste Collection: Call 2 Haul

Learn more about Salt Lake City’s bulk waste collection program for residents, which replaces Neighborhood Cleanup.

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Holiday Schedule & Weather Delays

Weekly curbside garbage, recycling, and compost collection are provided on all holidays except Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Major storms may delay collection. Follow SLCgreen on Twitter for current status.

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Recycling Signage

Recycling signage resources for use in your home, workplace, or for events.


Hard to Recycle Materials

Information on responsible household hazardous waste, e-waste, pharmaceutical waste and fluorescent/CFL disposal.

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Seasonal Curbside Services

Information about holiday tree collection and requesting extra compost containers for fall leaves and other green waste (available year-round).

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Business Recycling

Information about business & multi-family recycling in Salt Lake City, including authorized waste haulers.

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Recycling Drop-Off Locations

If you do not have residential recycling collection, the following drop-off locations are available for mixed recycling.

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Specialty Recycling Programs

Find out about specialty programs and events for hard-to-recycle materials.

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Master Recycler Program

Learn more about SLCgreen’s special curriculum, offered in the spring, for residents and sustainability practitioners who want to become recycling leaders.

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Construction & Demolition

Salt Lake City requires recycling or reuse of waste generated from construction projects. Learn more about the ordinance and download the required forms.

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Special Events

Information on the Special Events Waste Management Plan, post assessment and best practices.

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SLC’s Waste Collection History

Have you ever been curious about Salt Lake City’s garbage system? Learn more about the history of waste collection in Salt Lake City.

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