Get rid of those leaves before the snow flies!

Get rid of those leaves before the snow flies!
Posted on 10/15/2012

Threatening skies, winter temperatures, and snowfall in the mountains all mean one thing: we'll soon be trading yard work for snow removal! Before the snow falls, make sure your yard is ready by taking advantage of fee waivers and free leaf bags from Salt Lake County Sanitation.

  • Fee waivers—The sanitation district is offering fee waivers for pickup truck or trailer loads of bulk waste and green waste during the month of November. The loads must originate from the user’s personal residence, and cannot contain hazardous waste such as tires, batteries and chemicals. Waste will be accepted at the Salt Lake Valley Landfill, 6030 W. California Avenue, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fee vouchers are available at the Cottonwood Heights city offices.
  • Fall Leaf Bag Program—Residents are encouraged to mulch or compost fallen leaves if possible.  However, if composting isn’t feasible, free leaf bags are available at the city offices, the Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center and Whitmore Library. Bags full of leaves should be dropped off in designated trailers at Bywater Park (3300 7420 South) between Oct. 15 and Nov. 30. The sanitation district will empty the trailers daily.