Green waste collection available

Green waste collection available
Posted on 04/27/2014

Wasatch Front Waste and Recycling is excited to announce that on March 19, the Weekly Curbside Green Waste Collection Program began in Cottonwood Heights. This program provides weekly collections for household organics and yard waste. Collection of green waste will continue this year until December 10.

By placing household organics and yard waste into a green cart, these items will be diverted out of the landfill and will help to keep rates low (fees for dumping trash in the landfill have increased by nearly 20 percent). Additionally, composting these items saves our natural resources and provides compost and mulch for healthier gardens and flower beds. Compost and mulch is available for purchase at Trans Jordan and Salt Lake Valley Landfills.

Since this is a program by subscription, the cost for this additional service has two parts. There is a non-refundable $60 start-up fee. This allows Wasatch Front Waste to purchase and deliver the carts. Secondly, annual service is a fee of $114, and runs for one calendar year from the day you sign up. This fee will be included in your regular sanitation billing, and is divided quarterly.

We ask that those interested sign a form indicating they have read our guidelines (found on our website under the Green Waste tab, or by request mailed to them) and agree to proper use of the green carts.

For more information or questions, contact our Sustainability Coordinator at or 385-468-6337. Our main office number is 385-468-6325 and documents can be emailed to or faxed to 385-468-6330.