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Posted on: December 14, 2017

New Procedure for Dropping-Off Glass at South Canyon Landfill

The recycle center at the South Canyon Landfill now has a special container for glass drop-off.

The City needs your help to make this transition a success. It is estimated that under 17% of the glass currently dropped-off for recycling actually gets recycled. This is because glass products that are not separated from single-stream recycling containers tend to breakdown into small fragments that are not easily sorted, also affecting the ability of other materials to be recycled. Help us ensure that 100% of the glass products dropped-off are re-used to make new glass products.

Below is a list of the glass items accepted and prohibited in the landfill’s new glass recycling container.


Items Accepted: 

  • Glass Beverage Containers - Including Beer, Wine, & Liquor Bottles (All Colors)
  • Drinking & Wine Glasses
  • Jars & Containers

Items Prohibited:

  • Lids for Containers
  • Ceramic Cups and Dishes
  • Plastic Bags and/or Trash
  • Pyrex or Cookware
  • Mirrors, Windows, & Light Bulbs
  • Windshields


Recyclable goods can be dropped-off for free at the South Canyon Landfill. The landfill's recycling center can be reached by traveling 2.6 miles westward on I-70, getting off at Exit 111 via South Canyon. Once off the exit, travel 1.3 miles south on County Road 134 until you reach the Landfill. The recycle drop-off location is marked with a sign on the left.

The recycling center at the South Canyon Landfill is open Tuesday through Thursday and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The landfill and recycling center will be closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day.

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