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Frequently Asked Questions - Landfill and Recycling

Is there a recycling drop-off site at the Landfill?

Yes, we have a drop-off site for recyclables located just west of the Scalehouse.

We accept:

  • Plastic numbers 1 through 2
  • Aluminum and steel cans
  • Clear, green and brown glass
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Newspaper
  • Paper (all can be placed in newspaper bin)
  • Child car seats (hardware and fabric removed)

This side is open only during business hours Mon-Fri
8am - 4pm. Saturdays 8am - 12pm. Address is 3300 South 502 West. No fee is required at this recycling site. 801 974-6920

Is there a recycling drop-off site at the Salt Lake Transfer Station?

Yes, we have a drop-off site for recyclables located just west of the Scalehouse.

This location accepts:

  • Clear plastic 1 and 2
  • Aluminum and steel cans
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Clear glass
  • All paper items can go into the newspaper bin

This site is open only during business hours Mon-Fri 7 am to 5 pm. Saturdays 8am to 12 noon.  Address is 3300 South 502 West. No fee is required at this recycling site. 801 974-6920

Do you have tours of your facility?
Yes, we love showing off the Landfill. Please call (801) 974-6920 for more information or to schedule your tour or presentation.
Do you have compost for sale at your facility?

Yes, the Landfill has an all green waste compost product for sale:

  • Compost is recommended as an amendment to the soil to help enrich, break down clay, improve drainage, and improve water holding capacity.
  • Additional fertilizer is recommended if used in areas with sensitive plants or vegetable gardens.
  • Call (801) 974-6920 for pricing and more information.

Can I bring Household Hazardous Waste to your location?

Yes, you can bring your Household Hazardous Waste to the Landfill (explosives and radioactive materials are not accepted).

No fee is required for this material as long as you do not have any other garbage with it and you are a citizen of Salt Lake County.

Businesses and non-county residents are required to pay a fee.

Hours are 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Mon-Fri.

Can I bring refrigerators, freezers, or air conditioners to the Landfill?

Yes, the Landfill accepts refrigerators, freezers, and air conditioners

We have Waste Inspectors that are trained to remove the Freon from these products, free of charge.

We do ask that you remove all food products from the units.

Regular fees apply. Call (801) 974-6920 for more information.

Can I bring computers to the Landfill?

Yes, computers are accepted at the Landfill.  Electronic waste such as computers, televisions, cell phones, printers, fax machines, etc. are accepted at our Household Hazardous Waste facility here at the Landfill.

There is not a fee for residents of Salt Lake County.  There is a fee charged for businesses and non-residents.