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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!


15 Comments Post a comment
  1. Jake Skog #

    Is there a schedule for each neighborhood anywhere?

    March 14, 2013
    • Hi Jake, good question. Salt Lake City does not publish the cleanup schedule to discourage illegal dumping in our neighborhoods. Each household will receive a postcard that notifies them of their cleanup date in advance. If you are unsure what day cleanup is scheduled for your home you can call (801) 535-6999 for assistance.

      March 14, 2013
  2. Tisha #

    Do you know when the cards will be mailed? I want to keep an eye out for it because we didn’t get one last year and almost missed the cleanup.

    March 22, 2013
    • Hi Tisha, the cards are sent out about a month before your cleanup date. If you are concerned about missing it, please call (801) 535-6999 to determine your cleanup date.

      March 27, 2013
  3. Patrick #

    I am wondering when this service will be in my neighborhood. I have started eairly this year and have my pile started, I’m hopeing that you can tell me when, even if just a month, when the program will be here. this way I will be able to better plan where to keep it safetly out of the way and for how long? I live 3315 Terrace View Dr 84109. that’s 3315 so 3220 east. This information will be most helpful.

    April 14, 2013
    • Hi Patrick, thanks for stopping by our blog. Since you live outside of the Salt Lake City boundaries, your cleanup is likely provided by your city or Salt Lake County. We recommend contacting them directly for the information you are looking for.

      April 15, 2013
  4. joe #

    Where can I take old car tires for recycling free of charge?

    April 15, 2013
    • Hi Joe, Liberty Tire Recyclers accepts tires, however the fee is $1.25 per tire. They are located at 1398 North Beck Street, phone is (801) 972-1354.

      April 15, 2013
  5. Is this pickup done every year?

    June 16, 2013
    • Yes, Neighborhood Cleanup is an annual program in Salt Lake City.

      June 17, 2013
  6. Wade #

    Can u put out soil or dirt out for pickup?

    May 30, 2014
    • Yes! Up to two wheel barrels full can be put out in your Neighborhood Cleanup pile.

      May 10, 2016
  7. Albert #

    Any suggestions of how to get rid of an old junk camper that has been sitting in my backyard for many years now? Can you recommend a service that hauls them away or can it be broken up and piled curbside for the neighborhood cleanup?

    May 1, 2016
    • As a government entity, we can’t recommend any specific service providers but if it is mostly metal, I am sure any scrap metal business would pick it up. It could also be broken down and put in your cleanup pile.

      May 10, 2016

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