Brochures & Pamphlets
File Folders & Card Stock
Magazines & Catalogs
Mail & Envelopes (envelope windows & labels ok)
Newspaper (inserts & ads ok)
Clean Scrap Aluminum
Cookware or Pots & Pans
Non-hazardous Aerosol Cans (empty)
Salad Dressing & Vegetable Oil Bottles
Juice & Sports Drink Bottles
Mouthwash Bottles & Peanut Butter Containers
Soda Pop & Water Bottles
Bleach, Dish & Laundry Detergent Bottles
Cosmetic & Shampoo Bottles
Household Cleaner Bottles
Milk & Water Jugs
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 Egg Cartons
Paper Towel & Toilet Paper Rolls
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
Clothing & Shoes
Concrete, Rocks & Dirt
Construction Materials (lumber & drywall)
Draperies & Blinds
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)
Pet Food Bags
Plastic Bags (grocery, newspaper, bread, sandwich)
Plastic Film Packing (shrink & plastic wrap)
Photographic Paper, Tapes & CD’s
Print or Toner Cartridges
Propane or Gas Tanks
Tarps & Garden Hoses
Tissue & Gift Wrap
Toys & Children Pools
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.
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 www.earth911.com.
Subscribe to the curbside program for $6.20/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.
Many products and materials can be taken to the North Pointe Transfer Station in household quantities. For more information, visit utahcountygarbage.org or call (801) 225-8538.
What to Put in Your Recycling Bin
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 (801) 785-3000. To order more than one recycle bin please call (801) 229‑7275.
Do Not Put in Recycling Bin
Visit www.thinkgreen.com to learn how to recycle the following:
Medical Supplies (syringes, needles or lancets)
Looking for a way to get rid of those old electronics? Don’t put them in the trash! E-waste is now the fastest-growing waste stream in the world, and electronics contain materials that are toxic to the environment, but can be recycled and reused with proper care. Make sure you recycle your electronics properly to be part of the solution.
Here are a couple of convenient and easy ways to get rid of those old electronics:
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.
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.
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.
If you’re interested in seeing how glass is recycled, please watch this video.
Not all glass can be recycled. The following items should not be placed in the recycling bin
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
For More Information please contact Waste Management at 888-4WM-UTAH