Trans-Jordan Cities was created to develop, implement and manage the disposal of solid waste in an economical and environmentally sound manner using modern land filling technology. Member Cities individually encourage and manage alternatives to disposal, which include; waste reduction and recycling. The cities’ are committed to pursue these alternatives resulting in both extending the life of the landfill and improving the cleanliness and quality of the environment.


Trans-Jordan is committed to servicing the residents of its member cities in an effective and environmentally conscience manner.

  • RCRA Subtitled D Lined disposal cells

  • On-site residential transfer station (Public Convenience Center)

  • Household Hazardous Waste drop off facility in partnership with SLCoHD

  • Landfill Methane recovery project in partnership with EDL

Trans-Jordan Landfill is a modern municipal solid waste disposal facility located in South Jordan, Utah and owned by seven member cities through an interlocal agreement. Member (Owner) Cities: Draper City, Midvale City, Murray City, Riverton City, Sandy City, South Jordan City, and West Jordan City. The landfill services the south end of the Salt Lake Valley accepting over 400,000 tons of solid waste per year. In addition, Trans-Jordan operates a green waste recycling facility, sell green waste products (certified compost and woodchips), and Household Hazardous Waste drop off facility. In partnership with Energy Development (EDL) and Murray City landfill gas is converted to electricity and powers over 3,000 homes.


Trans-Jordan Landfill was first used in 1958 by residents of Sandy and West Jordan, based on a handshake between the cities and Kennecott Copper Corporation, the owner of the land.


Midvale joined the group in the early 1960’s and it was named Tri-Cities Landfill.


Later Murray City joined and the member cities officially created Trans-Jordan Cities with an Inter-local Cooperation Agreement on May 22, 1968 with four acres of owned land.


On December 14, 1993, Trans-Jordan acquired approximately 189 acres from Kennecott.


South Jordan City joined the group effective September 1, 1996.


Draper City and Riverton City joined on July 1, 1997.


Trans-Jordan’s first lined Subtitle D cell accepted solid waste. New Scale-house and Operations / Maintenance building opens.


To improve customer convenience, Trans-Jordan constructed the Public Convenience Center (P.C.C.). A paved public unloading area, a household hazardous waste drop station, and a full recycling drop site serve residential needs.


Trans-Jordan’s partnership with Granger Energy (now Energy Development (EDL)) and Murray City is formed allowing the capture and usage of landfill gas as energy.


Trans-Jordan starts processing green waste to produce a non bio-solid com-post for sale to the public.


Trans-Jordan joins the Northern Utah Environmental Resource Agency (NUERA). This partnership gives opportunity for sharing between member agencies on projects allowing Trans-Jordan to accomplish more for it’s members.

As part of NUERA, Trans-Jordan purchased the Bayview Landfill securing a future landfill site for the next 50+ years ensuring the continuation of economical solid waste disposal for the member cities.


In 2019 Trans-Jordan purchased approximately 50 acres of previously been leased property from Daybreak.  This purchase enabled Trans-Jordan to continue with using the property for operational purposes as well as secured an area for a future waste transfer station.  The transfer station will be constructed after the landfill is full and waste will need to be transported to another landfill.


In 2020 Trans-Jordan secured property in Sandy City for a future waste transfer station.  This facility will benefit our east side member cities with a closer disposal facility to handle the curbside waste.  The anticipated opening date of the transfer station is 2024.

Our Future

To learn more about how we are preparing now to ensure that our Member Cities will have their solid waste disposal needs met for years to come click here

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