Our 5,000 square foot facility is open year round. Open daily for recycling drop off. Over 40 different items collected for recycling. Our Warehouse offers used building materials. More recycling drop off locations in outlying areas throughout Summit County. Closed on major holidays.
We have a white super sack just for aluminum cans located between the glass bins and the mixed metal bin, on the east side of the parking lot. Please do not put steel cans, glass, or any other material into this sack. It is for aluminum cans only. Our aluminum is baled on sight and recycled with a local metal recycler.
Hint 1: If you can crush the can with one hand, it's aluminum. If it's too stiff to crush with one hand, it's steel and goes in the mixed metal bin.
Hint 2: Crushed cans take up less space, which means it's more economical for us. Please crush your cans before recycling!
We accept ANY kind of battery. Alkaline, nine volt, rechargeable, and car batteries. Drop-off bins are inside our office, separated by alkaline, rechargeable, and large batteries. Save time at the center by sorting your batteries at home. After hours, drop all batteries in the bucket just outside the door and we will sort them.
Alkaline batteries are taken to the household hazardous waste collection at the landfill.
We accept any kind of cable, cord, or charger. If your cords are no longer functioning, they can go in with the electronic waste. If they are functioning, there is separate bin so that others may purchase them.
We accept corrugated cardboard, paperboard, cardboard egg cartons, wax-covered cardboard, and brown paper bags. Please remove all paper, plastic, Styrofoam, and other materials that are not cardboard.
Cardboard is baled on sight as well as compacted. If the compacting machine next to the office is blocked off, please do not thow materials in it. Use the blue carts provided. For oversized boxes and large loads of cardboard, please see an employee for instructions to put it directly in our baler.
Moving Boxes: We sell moving boxes in good condition for re-use. Let us know if you have usable moving boxes and we'll show you where they go.
CFL (compact fluorescent) bulbs are taken to the household hazardous waste facility at the Summit County landfill. They have small amounts of mercury in them and should never be thrown away. Look for a cardboard box inside the office labled CFLs.
Because we are a non-profit with limited resources, we encourage people, especially those living in Snyderville Basin, to take their e-waste, including refrigerators and freezers, to Best Buy in New Park at Kimball Jct., which also uses a certified recycler.
We accept many electronics for recycling, including TVs, computers, printers, scanners, fax machines, phones, vaccuums, and stereo and video equipment. We charge a $5 fee to drop off CRT computer monitors and TVs under 21". We charge $10 or more for TVs over 21". Collection bins are located inside our Warehouse.
Click herefor a full listing of acceptable electronic items.
E-waste is recycled with a Utah-based, E-Steward certified company that dismantles electronics to recover recyclable materials and dispose of hazardous materials such as lead, mercury, and cadmium. For more information on why all electronics should be recycled and not trashed, click here.
We do not re-sell electronics. We do not offer hard drive cleaning.
We accept brown, green, clear, and blue glass bottles and containers. Our collection bins are sorted by brown, clear and green together, and blue. Please remove lids, caps, and corks and recycle in the buckets provided.
We DO NOT accept window panes, mirrors, ceramics, or pyrex for recycling.
Glass is recycled with Momentum Recycling in Salt Lake City.
Our Mixed Metal bin is for ferrous metals such as iron, steel, and tin. Large, non-working appliances such as washers and dryers, water heaters, and microwaves may be recycled in this bin due to the large content of metal. All other electronics should be recycled separately in our Warehouse. Non-ferrous metals, such as copper and brass, are collected separately. Please see an employee.
White or light-colored office paper is collected in the bin labeled "White Paper". This paper may be shredded. White paper is recycled into more white paper.
All other paper, including newspaper, colored paper, junk mail, phone books, magazines, catalogs, hardback and soft cover books, photographs, tissue paper, wrapping paper, and brown paper bags should go in the bin labeled "Mixed Paper". Please do not put shredded paper in this bin. Mixed paper is turned into insulation through a refined shredding process.
Helpful Hint: If it doesn't rip, it's not paper! Please do not to put things that are coated in plastic into the paper bins, even if they look like paper (i.e. pet food bags). Try the rip test is you're not sure.
During the summer months, plastic planter pots of all colors and sizes are collected next to the plastics tent. They may also be dropped year-round in the #2-7 collection. Double check the number on the bottom if you're not sure which collection bag they should go in.
The plastics tent is located on the south edge of the parking lot, across from the office door. At Recycle Utah, we sort our plastics into 5 categories for more effective recycling. Please sort your plastics by the following guidelines:
#1: All plastics with a "1" in the recycle triangle may go together in this bag. These are often single-use water or soda bottles, however there are a variety of #1 colors and shapes. #1 plastics are recycled into fibers and fabrics such as fleece and carpeting.
#2 Transluscent: This bag is for foggy, uncolored #2 containers. The best examples are milk and juice jugs. We collect these separately becuase they can be recycled into more #2 transluscent containers.
#2-#7: This bag is for all hard plastics with a #2 or above. Colored and white #2 plastic containers go in here, along with numbers 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 of any color. There are two execptions:
Plastic bags with a #2 or #4 should be recycled with the plastic bags, not with the hard plastics.
Styrofoam food containers labeled with a PS #6 are not collected at this facility. Despite the "recycle" symbol on them, we have not found any suitable recycling options for this material.
Plastic bags: This bag is for all plastic bags, plastic films, or plastic sheeting, whether it has a number or not. The spongy, plastic foam that sometimes comes in place of traditional Styrofoam may also be placed in this bag.
Caps: Under the sorting bench are two blue containers for caps and tops. Although most bottle caps are a #5 plastic, they are too small to be baled in our facility, so we keep them separate.
Oversized plastics such as lawn chairs and bins are stored separately. Please ask an employee where to drop them.
If you're not sure what kind of plastic you have or where it goes, please ask!
We run a collection for skis, boots, poles, snowboards, helmets, and goggles. Collections are year round, drop off is daily. All gear collected is sent to Snowsports Industries America in Colorado to be recycled into conglomerate materials for decking, barriers, etc. We not re-sell gear for liability reasons.
If you do not wish for your gear to be recycled, consider dropping it off at a thrift store or selling it at a ski swap.
From Skis, to grinds... to the possibilities are endless! Check out the photo, this wheel was made out of recycled skis!
Look for a barrel next to the cardboard compactor for foil-lined Tetra Pak containers. These are typically soup and broth boxes, soy or almond milk boxes, or juice boxes. Please remove plastic pour spouts!
This collection is for foil-lined containers only. All other wax-covered milk or juice containers can go with the cardboard. Please check the inside to see if it is lined with foil, or is just wax-covered cardboard.
These materials contain mercury and should not be thrown out. We have a collection bucket inside the office, which is taken to the household hazardous materials collection at the Summit County landfill.
Collection bucket is inside the office. These are sent back to the Tyvek company to be recycled.
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Monday - Friday from 8 AM - 5:30 PM | Weekends from 10 AM - 4 PM | Call Us at 435-649-9698
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