The Waste Collection Division works with our partners to guarantee the timely and efficient removal of solid waste from the residences of South Salt Lake.
SSL Waste Collection and our partners provide the following services:
- Weekly garbage and recycling curbside pickup
- Roll-off dumpster rental
- Transfer station dropoff
- May and November cleanup
In addition, the Public Works Department provides the following waste disposal services:
- Fall Leaf Bag Program
- Holiday tree pickup
Garbage & Recycling Curbside Pickup
The City provides weekly garbage and recycling collection for residential dwellings (qualifying single-family units and duplexes only). Ace Disposal has been contracted to collect and dispose of solid waste for the City. Pickup times vary by workload.
If you experience problems with your pickup, call Ace Disposal's Customer Service line: 801-363-9995.
Trash and recycling cans should be placed at least 3 feet away from any object (such as other cans, mailboxes, poles, and vehicles) with the arrow on the lid pointing towards the street and no more than 2 feet from the curb. Please have your containers out by 7 am. If you need your can to be repaired, call 801-483-6074. Residents are responsible for cleaning their own containers.
Refer to the Utility Billing page for Waste Collection Billing current rate sheet.
Owner-occupied single-family residences may have one garbage can and one recycling can. Customers may have one additional garbage or recycling can for an additional monthly fee if needed. For more information or to obtain an additional garbage can please call 801-483-6000.
Rental properties consisting of single-family residences and duplexes (2 units) also qualify for city-provided waste collection as long as they conform to property layout requirements. Rentals are managed through our Business Licensing division, and garbage is billed annually at the same fees as owner-occupied homes, along with permit fees. Please contact Business Licensing at 801-483-6063 for details.
Residents may rent a roll-off container to dispose of yard refuse and debris, including tree limbs, leaves, shrubbery, and grass trimmings, as well as items such as used carpet, appliances, mattresses etc. Please read the agreement for limitations.
Transfer Station (Residential Dump)
City residents can use the transfer station located at 502 West 3300 South, from 7 am to 11 am, on the first and third Saturdays of each month. To use the facility, residents will need to obtain a free Transfer Station card from City Hall. Please call us at 801-483-6074 and we will mail one to you.
Hazardous Waste Materials such as latex- or oil-based paints, fuel oils, motor oils, etc. are unacceptable materials for disposal in any curbside pickup. You can dispose of these types of materials at the Salt Lake County Landfill located at 6030 West 1300 South. Hours of operation: Monday through Saturday, 9 am to 4 pm. Call 801-313-6697 for more information.
- What happens if pickup day comes on a holiday?
If your regularly scheduled pick-up day falls on July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year's Day, service will be delayed one day starting with the holiday.
- How can I get a replacement Transfer Station card?
Call 801-483-6074 and we will mail you a new card.
- Where can I find a full list of hazardous materials?
Please look at Ace Disposal’s webpage, where they list hazardous items that shouldn’t be thrown out.
- Where can I learn more about the Fall Leaf Bag Program?
Read this document to learn more about the program and how you can get your bags this fall! Leaf Bag Program