Recycling FAQ

Where can I recycle electronics?

Trans-Jordan Landfill, 10473 Bacchus Highway

Where can Styrofoam be recycled?

Styrofoam is not accepted in curbside recycling but you do have other options for recycling if you are willing and able to make the effort. Most UPS Store locations will gladly take foam packaging peanuts to be re-used as long as they are not the dissolvable variety. ACH Foam Technologies in Murray recycles larger foam packaging like the kind used to protect electronics. Please visit www.achfoam.com for more information.

I always carry garbage out to the trash can in garbage bags, is it OK to bag recycling?

NO! Please do not bag your recycling. Plastic bags of any kind do not belong in curbside recycling bins. If you must line your indoor recycling, empty the recycling into the curbside recycling bin without the liner. Some grocery store recycle plastic bags. For drop off locations please visit http://www.plasticfilmrecycling.org

Where can I recycle batteries?

Trans-Jordan recycles rechargeable batteries free of charge. Murray City Public Works accepts all types of batteries, including alkaline batteries, from Salt Lake County residents. Murray Public Works ABOP Facility is located at 4646 S. 500 W.

Does green waste like yard clippings and wood go in the curbside recycling bin?

No! Please do not put green waste in curbside recycling. Yard trimmings are considered green waste and can be dropped off at the landfill for a small fee for residents who do not have a third green waste curbside bin. Green waste is transformed into woodchips and compost that benefits parks and residents throughout the valley.

Why is there no glass in curbside recycling?

Glass is not accepted at the Material Recovery Facility where your curbside recycling is taken. Neither of the two facilities are set up to receive glass and broken glass contaminates good recycling. There are many drop off locations around the valley for glass recycling. Some areas have the option to sign up for curbside glass recycling through Wasatch Front Waste & Recycling District for a monthly fee. Visit www.wasatchfrontwaste.org for more information.

Can clothing and shoes be recycled in the curbside bin?

NO! Curbside recycling is no place for your wardrobe. Donating clothing and shoes to be reused by charity is a great way to help others, but it will not get their by way of curbside recycling. In fact, clothing and shoes that make it to recycling facilities end up in the landfill as trash.

Can Shredded paper be recycled?

YES! Shredded paper can be recycled if placed in a clear plastic bag (like the ones in the produce isle) and tied with a knot. Do not place loose shredded paper in the recycling bin. It will spread like confetti and require a great deal of clean up only to end up being discarded as trash.

Can motor oil containers be recycled?

NO! Motor oil containers are not recyclable. There are many products and packaging that give incorrect prompts to recycle and as a result end up contaminating good recycling. Please dispose of your empty oil containers in the trash. If you have any containers with old oil that needs to be disposed of, Trans-Jordan will accept them for free in the Household Hazardous Waste location.

Where can I recycle plastic bags and wrap?

Many stores have drop off bins for a variety of plastic bags and wraps. Visit http://www.plasticfilmrecycling.org to find a location near you.