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Dumpster Days And Haz Mat Collection In Time For Fall Clean Up

Recycle Utah

Recycle Utah has a slew of activities coming up over the next few weeks. Dumpster Days and Hazardous Waste collection come twice a year in the fall and springtime and Wednesday’s Lunch and Learn at the PC MARC will cover composting.

Fall clean up means Recycle Utah will allow residents to bring those larger items that don’t fit in the trash can to the center for three days at the end of the month. Communications and Development Director for Recycle Utah, Haley Lebsack reminds people that dumpster days and the hazardous waste drop off are not services available for commercial or business use. The Dumpsters will be at Recycle Utah on Woodbine Way beginning Thursday the 26th through Saturday, the 28th, 9 to 4 PM.

“For those that are not familiar, Dumpster Days, we have one bin for yard waste and one bin for household garbage waste. So, this doesn’t include hazardous materials, electronics, mattresses, that kind of stuff. It’s only things that you could also throw away in your curb side bin but maybe are just a little too big. Like a toilet or and old couch. It is for Summit county residents only. No business waste. We are a non- profit, so we do pay every time those bins are hauled so we ask that businesses respect that.”

The bi-annual Hazardous Waste collection is the same weekend, on Saturday the 28 from 9 to 1 at the Canyons parking lot. Lebsack says Recycleutah.org has a list of what they will take at this event.

“This is a big event. We collaborate with sunrise Rotary, Snyderville Basin Water Reclamation District, Summit County and Park City Municipal. So, there are a lot of parts involved. This is where you bring that paint, the e-waste, cleaning chemicals, medicines, batteries. No tires, no refrigerators, no ski equipment. Bring back mattresses. We’ll be recycling mattresses. There’s a $10 charge. It is the only thing we directly charge for, but we do ask for donations. It costs us about $70 a car. We see on average about four to 500 cars at this event.”

On Wednesday, the lunch and learn program at the PC MARC will discuss composting.

“Food scraps make up about a third of our garbage. So, a third of our landfill. And it’s a very easy thing to take away, to compost. You can do fruit, veggie scraps, coffee grounds, eggshells, leaves, grass clippings, all that kind of good stuff.”

The Harvest Fest is October 5th at the Dijoria Center at High Star Ranch. They’ll have local vendors with crafts, jewelry, art, hayrides, kids activities, live music, food trucks and drinks. And those famous Rotary Apple Pies will be for sale as well. 

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