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City Suspends Regular Waste Pickup Due to Weather (Update 12/16/2015)

Update: Wednesday 12/16/2015

Today Sanitation trucks will be finishing the remaining homes from Tuesday and working on normal Wednesday routes, although some homes will be collected later than normal.

A few remaining areas from Monday, primarily in the Avenues and Capitol areas, have not been collected. Crews will be checking those areas periodically to see when they can be collected, and trucks will go back when possible.

Yard waste is suspended today but will resume tomorrow. We expect to be back on a normal collection schedule by the end of today.

Please call (801) 535-6999 with questions, and thank you for your patience.

Update: Tuesday 12/15/2015

Salt Lake City is currently collecting both Monday & Tuesday service routes today. Curbside compost/yard waste collection is suspended to focus on recycling and garbage service, please pull your cans from the curb and place them out next week.

Sanitation is coordinating with Salt Lake City Streets to clear remaining areas, but cul de sacs, narrow one-way streets, alleys and back-in locations may not be collected until later Tuesday, once they are cleared.

We expect to be back on a normal waste service collection schedule as of Wednesday, 12/16/2015.

Please call (801) 535-6999 with questions.

Original post from Monday, 12/14/2015

Due to weather conditions, Salt Lake City is ceasing regular Monday waste collections for the day.

With more snow forecast for Tuesday, City Sanitation Service will do their best to complete Monday and Tuesday routes pickups by Wednesday, but they may occur later in the day depending on road conditions. Snow is expected throughout Monday night and into Tuesday.

Residents are asked to please pull in their cans off the curb today so City snow plow drivers can clean the streets and plan on placing cans back out on Tuesday morning, before 7 a.m.

The City also requests residents refrain from putting out their recycle and compost cans if they can wait another week for collection to help expedite makeup service on Tuesday.

Collectors will work to accomplish pickups for residents who were missed first before moving on to regularly scheduled homes. If weather continues to impact collections, some pickups may need to be rescheduled for Saturday.

Updates will be available on the City website at You can also call (801) 535-6999 with questions.

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Meet the Master Recyclers!

SLC master recyclerThe inaugural class of Salt Lake City Master Recyclers are more than halfway through the program, and they are loving it!

So far, the class has explored the Salt Lake County Landfill operation, learned about Salt Lake City’s curbside sanitation services (your friendly weekday garbage, recycling and compost collection), taken a behind-the-scenes tour of Rocky Mountain Recycling’s facility, explored the ins and outs of the City’s composting operation and, most recently, “tagged” along with Salt Lake City’s can inspection team.

What’s up next? A waste audit with Momentum Recycling and a tour of their local clean glass recycling facility, the climate impacts of waste and a class on effective community engagement strategies. Upon completion of the program later this month, each participate will dedicate 10 hours of volunteer time helping to educate the community about what they learned. At that point, they’ll become certified Master Recyclers!

Are you interested in participating in the future? Check out the newly launched!




Salt Lake City Suspends Curbside Collection Due to High Wind

Salt Lake City is cancelling curbside collection service today, Tuesday, December 30. The National Weather Service predicts sustained heavy winds with gusts up to 50 mph through 6 p.m. Due to high winds, emptied bins have become a hazard.

Salt Lake City residents on Tuesday collection schedules are asked to pull their garbage, recycling and composting bins from the curb today and place them back out on Wednesday morning. City crews will collect all missed bins on Wednesday.

Homes scheduled for collection on Wednesday should put their bins out on their regularly scheduled day. Due to the holiday on Thursday, there will be no curbside collection. Residents with regular Thursday collection should place their bins out on Friday. Friday collections will take place on Saturday.

Residents with questions can call  801-535-6999.

Holiday Tree Collection 2015

This is an old post from 2015. January 2016 holiday tree collection will take place beginning on Monday, January 11, 2016 in Salt Lake City.

Holiday tree collection 2015

Curbside holiday tree collection begins Monday, January 12, 2015 in Salt Lake City. Simply place your holiday tree (free of lights and decorations) on the curb for pick up. All holiday trees will be composted (KUER).

If you would like to compost your tree immediately, please place it in your curbside brown bin.


Salt Lake County holiday tree collection services with the Wasatch Front Waste & Recycling District will run through January.

SLC, pick your fee!

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Did you know? Salt Lake City residents can choose their monthly garbage fee, depending on the size of their curbside bin.

There are three options available:

  • $21.00 a month for 90 gallon
  • $17.75 a month for 60 gallon
  • $13.50 a month for 40 gallon

If you are on the fence about downsizing, consider maximizing your curbside recycling and compost (yard waste) bins. The more waste you divert from your garbage bin, the more money you’ll save with a smaller bin & monthly fee!

Learn more at  Or check out our “cheat sheets” below.


2014 Curbside Holiday Tree Collection


Is your holiday tree looking a little worse for the wear?

Curbside tree collection begins in Salt Lake City on Monday, January 13, 2014. Simply place your holiday tree (sans lights and ornaments, of course) on the curb for pickup beginning on the 13th.

In addition to the special curbside service, we encourage residents to cut up their tree and place it in their curbside compost (brown) bin. This is an especially great option for those who don’t want to wait until the new year to recycle their tree, or those who miss the curbside pickup window.

And although you will miss the scent of fresh pine, rest assured that your tree will be composted and put to good use!

Questions can be direct to or (801) 535-6999.

Glass Recycling Service During the Holidays


Momentum Recycling, Salt Lake City’s glass recycling service provider for both curbside collection and drop off locations, will make the following changes to their service schedule over the holidays.

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