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Wasatch County Household Hazardous Waste
At this time, Wasatch County does not have its own Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Program. Please contact Veolia (in Salt Lake) for assistance with dropping off Hazardous Waste:
Veolia North America (51 mi / 53 min away)
709 N, Taylor Way
North Salt Lake, UT 84054
Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Fees apply, varying from $1-$2 per pound with some minimums for specific items.
Residents from any County can call (801) 294-7111 or make an appointment online at Veolia from 8:00am – 3:00pm to drop off Household Hazardous Waste. Appointments are highly recommended but not necessary for HHW drop-off.
If you would like to get involved in advocating for a Household Hazardous Waste program in Wasatch County, reach out to your local representatives.
While it is convenient, the nearby Summit County Landfill does not allow waste from out of county residents and does require proof of residency.
What is Hazardous Waste?
Simply defined, a hazardous waste is a waste with properties that make it dangerous or capable of having a harmful effect on human health or the environment. Hazardous waste is generated from many sources, ranging from industrial manufacturing process wastes to batteries and may come in many forms, including liquids, solids gases, and sludges.
EPA developed a regulatory definition and process that identifies specific substances known to be hazardous and provides objective criteria for including other materials in the regulated hazardous waste universe.
Recycling hazardous waste has a variety of benefits including reducing the consumption of raw materials and the volume of waste materials that must be treated and disposed. However, improper disposal or storage can cause fires, and contamination of soil groundwater and drinking water.
Can I bring hazardous items to Recycle Utah?
Recycle Utah Household Hazardous Waste List
We can only accept small amounts of these specific materials from residents, not from businesses.
We are not a HazMat facility.
(BRING TO RECYCLE UTAH)
- Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs) and fluorescent light tubes, 6 foot or shorter. Fluorescent light bulbs with a green tip can be thrown away and are not recyclable. Bring silver tips to Recycle Utah.
- Thermometers, thermostats, smoke detectors, and mercury switches
- Batteries including alkaline, rechargeable (nickel cadmium, nickel, lithium ion or lead), computer, e-bike, and car batteries
- Cell phones, iPods, chargers, Christmas lights and cables
- Electronic Waste (fees apply)
(YOU WILL HAVE BRING ELSEWHERE)
- NO Paints, solvents
- NO finishes, thinners, strippers, and stains
- NO Automotive products including antifreeze, used oil, brake and transmission fluid, gasoline, diesel and fuel additives,
- NO solvents, or degreasers
- NO Household cleaners with high bleach or abrasive content, polishes, drain openers, and oven cleaners
- NO herbicides, and insect repellents
- NO Pool and spa chemicals
- NO Film developing chemicals and acids
- NO Refrigerators, any size
- NO Mattresses
- Recycle Utah does not accept mattresses, box springs or foam pads. Many landfills accept mattresses and box springs for a fee to be recycled. We also recommend Spring Back Mattress Recycling – you can drop off your mattress at their facility or can arrange a pickup.