Jan. 2018 Wasatch Front Waste & Recycling News & Notes

Jan. 2018 Wasatch Front Waste & Recycling News & Notes
Posted on 01/02/2018

Holiday Collections

Wasatch Front Waste & Recycling District will not collect on Christmas Day nor on New Year’s Day. Since these holidays are on Monday this year, it impacts the schedule for all areas for the rest of the week. All collections will be delayed by one day to accommodate these holidays. Cottonwood Heights collections will occur on Thursdays, Dec. 28 and Jan. 4, during those two weeks, instead of Wednesdays. 

Curbside Christmas Tree Collection 

WFWRD will collect Christmas trees during the month of January. For collection, place your undecorated tree on your curb. The trees will be collected the day after your regular collection day. If your tree is not removed one week, WFWRD will be back the following week. Please call its office for additional information.

•  The district cannot accept trees with decorations, lights, tree stands or flocking.

•  Do not place the tree in your garbage, recycling or green waste can.

•  If the tree is over 8 feet tall, please cut it into smaller sections.

•  WFWRD cannot accept artificial trees with this curbside program. 

Recycling Reminder

As gifts and presents are exchanged this season, please remember that paper-based wrapping paper is recyclable, but Mylar wrapping and bows/ribbons are not recyclable. 

New Fees for 2018

The Wasatch Front Waste & Recycling District’s Administrative Control Board approved an increase to the basic fee for services starting January 2018. The base residential fees will increase $2.25 to a total of $17 per month ($51 per quarter/$204 per year). This increase will allow WFWRD to continue the current level of services to 83,000 homes throughout the district. This is the first increase to the base rate for services in four years. Please see the district’s website for details: www.wasatchfrontwaste.org.

Also, additional waste (black) cans will increase to $17 per month, and all additional recycling (blue) cans will have a $3 per month fee. These increased fees will help offset rising disposal costs at the landfills and recycling facilities.