Neighborhood Clean Up Returns
The return of spring heralds the return of Salt Lake City’s popular Neighborhood Cleanup Program, which will descend on neighborhoods to relieve them of their bulky waste beginning April 1st.
But before you start throwing your cardboard boxes of books, electronics and florescent lights on the curb, there are some important reminders about what the City will accept through this program.
The Neighborhood Cleanup Program is specifically for BULKY WASTE ONLY. This means waste that is too large to fit in your waste, recycling or compost/yard waste bins. Common items include large branches, brush and furniture.
Cardboard: Cardboard boxes should not be placed on the curb, but recycled in your curbside bin.
Clothing: Clothing should be donated to your local thrift store. List of local donation sites.
Books: We encourage people to donate books instead of throwing them away. Softcover books can be recycled in your curbside bin.
Electronics: Televisions, computers, printers and monitors will not be picked up. Electronics contain hazardous materials like lead, mercury and chromium. Learn more about electronic recycling and consider dropping them off at one of the 2013 Salt Lake County collection events.
Household Hazardous Waste: Car batteries, cleaners, fertilizers, antifreeze, paint, pesticides, motor oil, fuels and herbicides are not accepted. These materials can damage the health of our community by seeping into groundwater and poisoning the environment. Learn more about proper disposal and consider dropping them off at one of the 2013 Salt Lake County collection events.
Questions? Let us know!