Garbage & Recycling

56 N. State Street, Room 110


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If you need to order a new garbage can or your garbage can is broken, missing, stolen, etc., please call 801-229-7275

If your garbage can wasn’t emptied this week, please call Waste Management at 888-496-8824

2017 Recycling Schedule

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2017 Garbage Routes Map

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Glass Recycling

Glass is endlessly recyclable and most glass bottles and jars produced in the U.S. contain at least 27% recycled glass.

Recycling glass helps save energy and limits waste.

It is important to keep in mind that even small amounts of un-recyclable material can contaminate entire loads of glass set for reuse.

Please take a moment to see what types of glass can and CANNOT be recycled.

Good Types of Glass (Recyclable)

Clear (Flint) Glass

About 61% of glass containers produced in the United States are clear. Clear glass is made of a combination of silica (sand), soda ash, and limestone.

Brown (Amber) Glass

About 31% of glass containers produced are brown in color. To produce brown glass, the manufacturer adds nickel, sulfur, and carbon to molten glass. The “brown” cannot be taken out, so recycled brown bottles are used to make new brown bottles.

Green (Emerald) Glass

Only about 7% of glass containers produced are green in color. To make green glass, the manufacturer adds iron, chromium or copper to molten glass. Just like with brown bottles, the green cannot be removed and so green bottles are recycled to make new green bottles.

How is Glass Recycled?

If you’re interested in seeing how glass is recycled, please watch this video.

What Not to Recycle

Not all glass can be recycled. The following items should not be placed in the recycling bin

  1. Any glass contaminated with stones, dirt, or food waste
  2. Ceramics, such as dishware, ovenware, and decorative items
  3. Heat-resistant glass, such as Pyrex
  4. Mixed colors of broken glass
  5. Mirror or window glass
  6. Metal or plastic caps and lids
  7. Crystal
  8. Light bulbs
  9. Cathode-ray tubes (CRTs) found in some televisions and computer monitors

Where to Recycle

The City of Orem has provided a glass recycling bin for all recyclers to use at Orem Public Works (1450 W 550 N). The bin is located in north-east corner of the Public Works employee parking lot. DO NOT take your recycling into the Public Works building as you will be directed to the glass bin in the parking lot.

The map below shows the location of the glass recycling bin in relation to the Public Works Building.

The Glass Recycling Bin is in the Northeast Corner of the Public Works Parking Lot

550 N 1450 W Orem, UT

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Delayed Garbage Pickup Days

During a holiday week when service days fall on a holiday or the day after, collection may be delayed by one day. Normal scheduled service will resume the following week.

The 2017 Holidays that will cause a one-day delay are:

  • Memorial Day – May 29th
  • Independence Day – July 4th
  • Labor Day – September 4th
  • Thanksgiving Day – November 23rd
  • Christmas Day – December 25th


Full 2017 Recycling Schedule
If you feel that you were skipped on garbage pick-up day, please call 801-229-7275.


Waste Management Customer Service Contact Info

Customer Service


Phone: 888.496.8824

Hours: M-F 8am – 5pm

Benefits of Green Waste & Recycling

Green Waste

The City offers curbside green waste collection beginning March 1 through November 30 each year. The cost is $5.50/month during the nine months it is collected. Pickup is weekly on the same day as the regular garbage collection day.

If you have questions, or want to sign up, call us at (801) 229-7275.  To have a can repaired or replaced, call (801) 852-0060

If you are not participating in the curbside program or if you have more green waste than your can will hold, you may take it to the North Pointe Transfer Station at 2000 West 200 South Lindon (far west end of Orem’s 2000 North).

The City of Orem will provide residents with a regular landfill pass for regular garbage loads in the spring and fall. This pass will be included in your utility bill. This is a pass for a single load, no exceptions will be made.

You can reach the North Pointe Transfer Station at (801) 225-8170.

The first thing they teach students in an Economics class is that resources are scarce. Recycling is an excellent way to conserve and re-use those scarce resources. Recycling is important to the environment and saves the City money in landfill fees. It conserves natural resources and preserves a legacy of resources for future generations. In many areas, recycling is mandatory; Orem City has chosen to keep it voluntary. However, as Mayor Washburn has challenged, “we need to lead out in Orem, set the precedent, and make recycling and conserving resources a part of life.” Orem City has an automated recycling program that residents can participate in.


“We need to lead out in Orem, set the precedent, and make recycling and conserving resources a part of life.”

– Mayor Washburn

Orem residents pay a small fee of $3.50/month for curbside recycling service. The recycling bin looks like the regular trash bin, except that it is blue. Participation is extremely simple; residents can put all their recyclables (all paper products,  plastics and all metals-tin, aluminum etc.) inside the bin without separating them and wheel the bin out to the curb every other week. A schedule of pick up days will be delivered with the bin. To set up service, call our Utility Billing department at (801) 229-7275.


If a resident is now using 2 trash bins, they are paying $10.50/month for the first trash bin and $9.50/month for the second bin. A recycling bin costs only $3.50/month. Those who use a recyling bin often find the recycling bin is full while their trash bin is only half full. You can save $6.00/month while, the City will benefit from reduced landfill costs. The automated curbside recycling program is an every-other-week service. Waste Management will provide participants with a calendar highlighting their service days.


Residents can sign-up for recycling and/or green waste service by calling Orem City Utility Billing at (801) 229-7275.


Orem City

Administrative Services
56 N. State Street, Room 114
Orem, Utah 84057
(801) 229-7275

What can be Recycled?


Car Batteries
Most auto parts stores will accept old batteries at no charge.

Oil & Anti-freeze
The City of Orem, as well as most auto parts stores, will take your old motor oil and antifreeze. The key is to keep the various fluids separate. The City’s collection site is at our Public Works facility at 1450 W 550 N. Hours: M – F, 8am – 4pm. For more info, call (801) 229-7500.

Household Chemicals
It’s always a good idea to purchase only the quantity that you need and then to use it up. For more information on disposal or recycling, try

Green Waste
Subscribe to the curbside program for $5.50/month or residents of Orem can take green waste directly to the North Pointe Transfer Station at  2000 West 200 South Lindon (far west end of Orem’s 2000 North). Show proof that you live in Orem and there will be no charge for dropping off your green waste.

Transfer Station
Many products and materials can be taken to the North Pointe Transfer Station in household quantities. For more information, call (801) 225-8538.

Below is a list of acceptable and unacceptable items for recycling. If you have any questions about the list or about items not mentioned, contact Waste Management’s Customer Service Department at 785-3000. To order more than 1 recycle bin please call (801) 229‑7275.

Please rinse out all containers before recycling


Brochures & Pamphlets

File Folders & Card Stock

Magazines & Catalogs
Mail & Envelopes (envelope windows & labels ok)
Newspaper (inserts & ads ok)
Printing & Writing Paper (colored paper ok)
Shredded Paper (bag up)

Telephone & Paperback Books

Plastics 1 (PET clear and green) to include:
Salad Dressing & Vegetable Oil Bottles
Juice & Sports Drink Bottles
Mouthwash Bottles & Peanut Butter Containers
Soda Pop & Water Bottles
Plastics 2 (HDPE natural and colored) to include:
Bleach, Dish & Laundry Detergent Bottles
Cosmetic & Shampoo Bottles
Household Cleaner Bottles
Milk & Water Jugs
Plastics 3-7 (no plastic grocery bags) to include:
Ketchup, Syrup & Yogurt Containers
Medicine Bottles & Egg Cartons

Corrugated Cardboard & Boxes (flatten & cut up)
Cereal Boxes & Cracker Boxes (remove plastic liners)
Food Cartons & Boxes
Gift, Shoe & Tissue Boxes
Milk Cartons & Drink Boxes
Paper Bags
Paper Egg Cartons
Paper Towel & Toilet Paper Rolls

Aluminum Cans
Clean Scrap Aluminum
Cookware or Pots & Pans
Non-hazardous Aerosol Cans (empty)
Steel/Tin Cans

*Empty all bottles and containers of content



Aluminum Foil & Pie Plates (soiled)
Aluminum Siding For Homes
Auto Parts & Batteries
Bedding & Bath Items (blankets, pillows, towels)
Cellophane Food Bags (pasta, salad, candy, cookies)
China & Ceramics
Clothes Hangers
Clothing & Shoes
Concrete, Rocks & Dirt
Construction Materials (lumber & drywall)
Draperies & Blinds
Electronics Housing
Styrofoam Products, Bubble Wrap & Packing Peanuts
Food & Liquid Waste
Glass (any kind)
Green Waste (grass, weeds, tree limbs & yard trimmings)
Household Hazardous Waste
Metal or Plastic Pails & Buckets
Motor Oil & Anti-freeze Bottles
Napkins & Paper Towels (soiled)
Paint Cans
Pet Food Bags
Plastic Bags (grocery, newspaper, bread, sandwich)
Plastic Film Packing (shrink & plastic wrap)
Photographic Paper, Tapes & CD’s
Prescription Vials
Print or Toner Cartridges
Propane or Gas Tanks

Tarps & Garden Hoses
Tissue & Gift Wrap
Toys & Children Pools

Reuse (Deseret Industries or Salvation Army)
the following:

Bedding or Bath Items (blankets, pillows or towels)
China or Ceramics
Clothing or Shoes
Clothes Hangers
Draperies or Blinds
Kitchen Utensils or Dishes
Small Appliances

Visit to recycle the following:

Batteries (household)
Fluorescent Tubes
Light Bulbs
Medical Supplies (syringes, needles or lancets)

For More Information please contact Waste Management at 888-4WM-UTAH

Taking Waste to the Dump Yourself

When you have more garbage or green waste than will fit in your can, you may take that trash to the landfill on your own. The North Pointe Landfill is located at 2000 W 200 S, in Lindon. They are open 7:00 am to 6:00 pm M-F and 8:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday.  Orem is a ‘participating’ city so as you can see on the attached fee schedule, you will receive a reduced rate on your load.  Please be sure to take proof that you are an Orem resident in the form of an ID with your Orem address or your Orem City Utility bill. There is no charge for loads containing only green waste as long as your load is covered and you provide proof of Orem residency.

Click here to download the North Pointe Landfill Fee Schedule.

Christmas Tree Drop Off

CITY OF OREM        


Starting Monday, December 28, 2016 and running through January 21, 2017, the Department of Public Works will have dumpsters and/or drop off locations for citizens to dispose of their Christmas tree.  This is the City’s Annual Christmas Tree Drop-Off Program.  You must transport your tree(s) to a designated collection site listed below.  Designated dumpsters or drop sites are located at each of these locations.  Please remove all tree decorations and place your tree in the dumpster or at the designated drop off site as indicated by the posted signs.

Flocked trees and household rubbish are not accepted and must be disposed of at the North Utah County Transfer Station located at 2000 West 200 South, Lindon. 

This is for Christmas Trees Only

Please do not leave your tree at an unmarked location or leave it on your city street.  Schools, churches, or other private dumpsters are not approved Drop-Off locations.  Your cooperation is appreciated. 

Drop Sites: 

Sharon Park, 500 North 275 East

Foothill Park, 1010 North 1200 East

Scera Pool, 600 South State Street

Hillcrest Park, 1400 South 700 East

Cherry Hill Park, 1800 South 220 East

Westmore Park, 1050 South Main

Springwater Park, 945 South Artesian Road

Lakeside Park, 400 South Vineyard Way

Dumpster Sites:

Bonneville Park, 1500 N 800 W

Cascade Park, 200 N 925 E

City Park, 200 E 100 N

Community Park, 580 W 350 S

Northridge Park, 1750 N 165 E

Scera Park, 550 S 400 E

Windsor Park, 120 W 1250 N

Nielsen’s Grove, 375 W 2000 S

IHC Soccer Field, 600 W 400 N