CURBSIDE RECYCLING

What Is Curbside Recycling?
Curbside recycling is the collection, processing and reuse of non-hazardous materials. These materials primarily include paper, cardboard, plastic, steel/aluminum cans, and glass. Look for items with a recycling logo and numbers 1 & 2. (Numbers 3 through 7 are also acceptable in some areas. Check with your local entity.) Items are separated from the normal household waste stream by the homeowner and placed in special bins for pickup under a local program or dropped off directly at a recycling facility.

Why Should You Recycle?

-- Recycling saves much of the energy and resources it takes to produce new household containers.
-- Recycling keeps reusable products out of landfills, thus extending the life of existing landfills and eliminating the need for new locations.
- -Recycling creates a unique infrastructure which provides new business and employment opportunities.

Pre-cycling
Pre-cycling goes hand-in-hand with recycling. Pre-cycling is reducing the amount of waste a household creates based on decisions made before buying or using a product.

-- Avoid buying items that are packaged in non-recyclable materials such as Styrofoam, foam-backed cartons, or foil-backed paper.
- -Whenever possible, re-use glass bottles, plastic bags, and plastic bottles.
-- Invest in Tupperware-like containers that can be used over and over.
- -Invest in re-usable "green bags" for grocery store and other shopping.
-- If stores offer a choice between paper and plastic, choose paper.
--Invest in a tap-water filtering device to avoid buying bottled water.

Recycling Guidelines
Following these tips will help keep your recycling costs lower. Check with your local entity for their specific guidelines, as well as a list of materials that they can accept.

-- Empty all contents from the recyclable item.
- -For plastic bottles, it is recommended that the tops be removed before recycling.
- -For cans and bottles, outside labels should be removed.
-- For paper, make sure it is not contaminated with food items.
- -Do not recycle paper towels, plastic wrappers, food items, or plastic bags
- -Plastic bags should not be discarded in the general trash; take them back to the grocery store so they can be recycled.
- -Consider composting your household food waste.

For more information on recycling of hazardous household items such as paint, automobile fluids solvents, cleaners, pesticides, etc, visit our Household Hazardous Waste page.

City Recycling Contacts
Listed below is contact information for Utah County cities that offer curbside recycling. To participate, contact the city recycling contractor or city administrative staff. If your city does not participate, refer to the drop-off points and landfill transfer station information are listed.

Alpine

ACE Disposal: 801-229-1577 or toll free: 1-800-724-9995
City Administration: 801-756-6347


American Fork

Allied Waste: 801-785-5935
City Administration: 801-763-3000


Cedar Hills

City Administration: 801-785-9668


Eagle Mountain

Recycling Drop-off Point:
2545 Sweetwater Rd
Eagle Mountain, UT 84005


Elk Ridge

SUVSWD Landfill Transfer Station:
2450 West 400 South
Springville, UT 84663
801-489-3027


Highland

Allied Waste: 801-785-5935
City Administration: 801-756-5751, ext. 4510


Lehi

Garbage/Recycling Collection: 801-785-3000
City Administration: 801-768-7100


Lindon

Allied Waste: 801-785-5935
DCD/Orem Landfill Transfer Station:
96 South 1200 West
Lindon, UT 84042
801-785-7711


Mapleton

Merrell Recycling: 801-491-2257
SUVSWD Landfill Transfer Station:
2450 West 400 South
Springville, UT 84663
801-489-3027


Orem

Waste Management: 801-785-3000 or toll free 1-888-496-8824
DCD/Orem Landfill Transfer Station:
96 South 1200 West
Lindon, UT 84042
801-785-7711


Payson

- For Paper:
Park View School
300 South Main St.
Payson, UT 84651

- For All Other Recyclables:
SUVSWD Landfill Transfer Station
2450 West 400 South

Springville, UT 84663
801-489-3027


Pleasant Grove

Opt-out curbside service, Call 801-785-5045 for more information.
DCD/Orem Landfill Transfer Station:
96 South 1200 West
Lindon, UT 84042
801-785-7711


Provo

City Help Desk: 801-852-6000
Sanitation Department: 801-852-5714
Recycling Drop Off Point:
1625 S Industrial Parkway
Provo, UT 84601


Salem

SUVSWD Landfill Transfer Station:
2450 West 400 South
Springville, UT 84663
801-489-3027


Santaquin

SUVSWD Landfill Transfer Station:
2450 West 400 South
Springville, UT 84663
801-489-3027


Saratoga Springs

Allied Waste: 801-785-5935
Spanish Fork
BFI/Allied Waste: 801-785-5935


Springville

Ace Disposal: 801-229-1577 or email recycle@springville.org
City Administration: 801-489-2700
SUVSWD Transfer Station:
2450 West 400 South
Springville, UT 84663
801-489-3027

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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