- Newspaper and newspaper inserts
- Cardboard boxes, shoe boxes, cereal boxes, paper tubes
- Magazines and phone books
- Aluminum cans
- Steel (tin) food cans
- Plastic containers
- Plastic-coated milk and juice cartons
- Junk mail, office paper, envelopes
- Aerosol cans
- Glass (Sign up for curbside glass recycling)
- Food and food wrappings
- Napkins, paper towels, toilet paper, paper plates
- Electronics, computers, small appliances
- Yard waste
- Toys, garden hoses, plastic swimming pools
- Home improvement/construction materials
- Hazardous waste
- Plastic bags
- Shredded paper
* Contaminants = Unacceptable Items
Placing unacceptable items in your recycling container can affect everything else in the recycling truck and increase the cost of this program. If we find unacceptable items in your container, it may not get serviced.
About 200 tons of unacceptable materials are collected in our curbside cans every month. If you see a contaminated recycling can, please email us at email@example.com. Be sure to include the location, date and time.
Salt Lake City collects recyclables from an estimated 45,000 residential homes, and 1,100 small businesses and multi-family complexes every day, five days per week. An average of 950 tons of material are recycled each month.
The City currently recycles or composts 33% of the waste collected from residents. Our goal is to reach 50% in the next several years.
Thank you for Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling!
Download the SLC Curbside Services Brochure.