Businesses and multi-family properties produce 50% of all waste in the Salt Lake City, but only 10-15% of that waste is currently recycled.
Salt Lake City has a goal to achieve Zero Waste by 2040, which means all waste is recycled, reused, or composted instead of being sent to a landfill.
Single-family residences are already required to participate in both curbside recycling and compost programs.
In an effort to increase business recycling and reduce waste to the landfill, Salt Lake City amended its Solid Waste and Recycling Ordinance (9.08.200) to include business and multi-family properties. The amendment went into effect January 4, 2016. Businesses have until January 4, 2018 to comply.
When widespread business and multi-family recycling goes into effect, more than 20,000 tons of material will be kept out of the landfill.
Furthermore, by recycling, businesses have the potential to save money and make a favorable impression on their customers.
Business & Multi-Family Recycling Ordinance
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.
Sanitation 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 also request can downsize and sign up for curbside glass service online.
Sanitation Fleet GPS Map
View real-time GPS data on the location of Salt Lake City’s 33 Sanitation fleet vehicles at any given time.
90-gallon Garbage: $21.00
60-gallon Garbage: $17.75
40-gallon Garbage: $13.75
90-gallon Compost (brown): Included
90-gallon Recycling (blue): Included
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.
Weekly curbside garbage, recycling, and compost collection are provided on all holidays EXCEPT:
New Year’s Day, January 1
Thanksgiving Day, 4th Thursday of November
Christmas Day, December 25
Collection will be delayed by one day following the holidays listed above, for the remainder of that week. The collection schedule will not be affected by holidays that fall on a weekend.
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.
Salt Lake City: Waste Management Services
Zero Waste in Salt Lake City
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.
Information about leaves-only bins, holiday tree collection and the annual Neighborhood Clean Up program.
Information on responsible household hazardous waste, e-waste, pharmaceutical waste and fluorescent/CFL disposal.
Information on the Special Events Waste Management Plan, post assessment and best practices.
Salt Lake City now requires recycling or reuse of waste generated from construction projects. Learn more about the ordinance and download the required forms.
Information about business & multi-family recycling in Salt Lake City, including authorized waste haulers.