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Frequently Asked Questions

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Hazardous Waste

Salt Lake Valley Solid Waste Management Facility website

Permanent disposal sites

. . . free to Salt Lake County residents

Citizen disposal information

(recycling hotline) 385 468-6370

Where are you located?

6030 West California Avenue (1300 S)
Salt Lake City, Utah 84104
Hours: 7 am - 5 pm, Mon - Sat
Pricing information: 385 468-6370

What are Household Hazardous Wastes?

Antifreeze, batteries, fluorescent light tubes, fuels, gasoline, oil, paint, pesticides, transmission fluid, yard care chemicals, and other chemicals.  Call Salt Lake County Health Department HHW - 801 541-4078.

Where can I dispose of Household Hazardous Waste?

  • Disposal at the Household Hazardous Waste facilities listed below is FREE to Salt Lake County Residents. Call 385 468-3862 for citizen disposal information.
  • Individuals outside Salt Lake County are also welcome to dispose of waste at the Salt Lake Valley Solid Waste Management Facility (NOT at the Trans Jordan Landfill) for the same fees the SLVSWMF is charged to dispose of this waste.
  • Businesses can call Salt Lake County Health Department at 385 468-3862 OR pay a fee at the SLVSWMF. For price quotes and appointments regarding Small Business Hazardous Waste call Dan Moore at 385 468-3862. 

What happens to the material after I drop it off?

Many of the items that people bring in for disposal are still usable. All usable items are available free to the public at the Reuse Center at the SLVSWMF. The center has paint, pesticides, fertilizers and much more.

Items that are not reusable but can be recycled are sorted and shipped to different recycling manufacturers. They make other products from the materials they receive.

Some of the products that can be made from the materials are paint primer, caulking, and lubricants. Items that cannot be reused are sent to facilities where the material is safely destroyed in 1400 degree Fahrenheit incinerators. Information courtesy of the Salt Lake County Health Department.

What else can be done about household hazardous waste?

  • Disposal of household hazardous waste down sewers, storm drains, or in the garbage can pose environmental and safety concerns.
  • Improperly stored chemicals can cause house fires and accidental poisonings.
  • Water quality is a very important issue for Salt Lake County because of its limited water supply and large population base. We need to do everything possible to protect and preserve the quality of our ground and surface waters. Stormwater Coalition.

Where can I get more information?

For more hazardous waste information call 385 468-3862.

Electronic Waste

The Salt Lake County Health Department offers e-waste recycling year-round and free of charge at two county collection facilities:

  • 6030 California Avenue
  • 10873 South 7200 West

Collection facilities are open from 8 am-4 pm Monday through Saturday For more information on recycling, visit the Health Department website or call 385 468-3862.