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Recycling/Waste Reduction/Reuse Program

Administered by the Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control


Household Wastes

Business Wastes

Many businesses, educators, students, individuals, and civic leaders realize the importance of recycling. According to the EPA and the National Recycling Coalition, if U.S. recycling levels can reach 75%, it will be equivalent to the environmental benefit of removing 50 million cars from the road each year and will generate 1.5 million new jobs. Improving and increasing recycling is good for our economy as well as for our environment and our natural resources.

Although recycling is important, the most effective way to reduce waste is to not create it in the first place or to plan to reuse a material or product in a new way.

Household Wastes

Household Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste
HHW is anything in and around your home that is poisonous, flammable, corrosive, or toxic. Products such as paints, cleaners, yard care chemicals, used oil, fuels, batteries, and pesticides that contain potentially hazardous ingredients require special care when you dispose of them. Refer to Recycling Information for Households by County for HHW collection events in Utah.


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Waste Reduction and Reuse

Business Wastes

  • DEQ's Environmental Best Management Practices for Automotive Salvage Yards:
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Hazardous Waste

Solid Non-Hazardous Waste Program

Scrap Metal


Universal Waste

  • R315-16. Standards for Universal Waste Management
    R315-16 is designed to encourage the recycling and proper disposal of common hazardous wastes, such as batteries, pesticides, mercury-containing equipment, and mercury-containing lamps, and reduce the regulatory burden for businesses that generate such wastes.

Used Oil

Waste Reduction and Reuse