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All of Salt Lake City’s Recycling and Waste Services are available for single family, duplex and triplex residential units within Salt Lake City boundaries.
The monthly Recycling and Waste Service fee is based on the size of garbage can, and includes all weekly garbage, recycling and compost can collection, special curbside services and glass drop off sites.
Waste and Recycling Requests (Missed pickup, lost, stolen or broken containers, etc.)
Complete our online form or call (801) 535-6999 to report a missed pickup, a lost, stolen or broken can, and other service requests. You can make a request to downsize your can or sign up for curbside glass service online.
Waste and Recycling Fleet GPS Map
View real-time GPS data on the location of Salt Lake City’s 33 Waste & Recycling fleet vehicles at any given time.
All garbage fees include one 90-gallon compost container (brown) and one 90-gallon recycling container (blue).
- 90-gallon Garbage: $21.00
- 60-gallon Garbage: $17.75
- 40-gallon Garbage: $13.75
Explore what goes into your garbage can.
Explore what goes into your blue recycling can.
Explore what goes into your brown compost can.
Explore voluntary curbside glass collection, find free drop off sites.
Collection Day Map
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Changes to Your Waste & Recycling Services
If you are a resident who has not received a curbside compost or recycling can, please call (801) 535-6999.
Downsize your Garbage Can
To change the size and/or number of garbage bins, or request additional recycling or yard waste bins:
1. Log on to your Salt Lake City water account and request a change electronically, or
2. Complete an online form or download a paper copy (PDF).
You will need your water bill account number and will be required to keep any new bins you request for a minimum of 12 months.
Opting Out of Curbside Compost
You may opt out of having the curbside compost can, but your monthly waste service fee will not change. To opt out, complete this form.
City ordinance 9.08.030 prohibits placement of compostable items in a city-issued garbage can or neighborhood cleanup pile. Any compostable waste you generate will have to be composted on site or delivered to a compost facility.
Opting Out of Curbside Recycling
You may opt out of having the blue curbside recycling bin, but your monthly waste service fee will not change. To opt out of the Curbside Recycling Program, complete this form.
City ordinance 9.08.030 prohibits placement of recyclable items in a city-issued garbage can or neighborhood cleanup pile. Any recyclable waste you generate will have to be delivered to a recycling facility.
Terminating City Waste Services
If your residence will be vacant or you have other means of removing waste, you can apply to terminate city waste services by completing this form.
Temporary Suspension of City Waste Services
If the residence will be vacant due to an extended vacation of the occupant or if the owner is trying to sell the property, you may temporarily suspend city waste services by completing this form.
Can Removal Fees
A fee of $11.00 will be charged for each can we remove from your property, unless you are downsizing from a 90 or 60 gallon garbage bin to a smaller garbage bin.
Have more Waste and Recycling questions? Call (801) 535-6999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org