What to do With

Wondering what to do with…?

All of us struggle from time to time with the question of what to do with certain, unwanted items. In some cases the item may be too large for curbside collection. In other cases we think it may be hazardous. And then there is items that are just too good to put in the landfill. Isn’t there some way to ensure that it gets reused, recycled, or disposed of properly?

Whatever the reason SUVSWD has created this section as an index to help you figure out what to do with your unwanted items. The list below is alphabetized. Just click on the item to learn what to do.

Items do change from time to time so If you can’t find an item listed, or want to see if there is more options.  Please contact us. We’ll be glad to help!

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R-Z
Aerosol Cans

Ammunition

Animals

Antifreeze

Appliances

Asbestos

Ashes

Automobiles

Ballasts

Batteries

Bikes

Books

Brush

Bubble Wrap

Building Materials

Cardboard

Carpeting

Cell Phones

Christmas Trees

Clothing

Computer Disks & CD’s

Computers

Explosives

 

Fire ExtinguishersFluorescent Lamps

Furniture

Grass

Greeting Cards

Household Goods

Leaves

Mattresses

Mercury Containing Devices

Motor Oil & Filters

Packaging Peanuts

Paint

Phone Books

Plastics

Plastic Bags

Prescription Medications

Pesticides

Printer Cartridges

•Propane Tanks

 

Railroad TiesRugs

Scrap Metal

Sinks

Smoke Dectetors

Sporting Goods

Stumps

Styrofoam

•Syringes & Needles

Televisions

Thermometers & Thermostats

Tires

Toilets

Toner Cartridges

Toys

Video Tapes

Wood (clean)

•Wrapping Paper

Yard Waste

 

Unless otherwise noted, the follow items are accepted at the current dumping disposal fee.  Loads must be covered to avoid additional charges.


AEROSOL CANS

Empty aerosol cans are not recyclable, but they are accepted at the transfer station.


AMMUNITION

Ammunition such as bullets and shotgun shells, are accepted at the transfer station.  Please contact us at (801) 489-3027 prior to arriving so we can set up special arrangements to properly and safely dispose of the ammunition.

You may also contact your local County Sheriff’s Office to safely dispose of any old, unused ammunition.


ANIMALS

Animals are accepted at the transfer station.  Please double bag and/or cover animals for disposal.  For larger animals, please call (801) 489-3027 to make special arrangements at the transfer station.  Please refer to the fee schedule for current pricing.  For animals on the side of the roads please call the local Game Warden office at (801) 491-5678.

NOTE: Farmers needing to dispose of large quantities of dead animals should contact the Utah Farm Services Agency: (801) 377-5296.


ANTIFREEZE

Antifreeze is accepted at the transfer station for residents with 5 gallons or less.


APPLIANCES

Appliances are accepted at the transfer station.  Appliances containing freon such as refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, ice makers, drinking fountains, etc.., will have an additional fee to cover the proper freon extraction.  All other appliances washers, dryers, furnaces, stoves, water heaters, dishwashers, copier machines may be dropped off at the transfer station.


ASBESTOS

Asbestos is not accepted at SUVSWD.

North Pointe Solid Waste District located at 2000 W. 200 S., Orem, Utah.  (801) 225-8170 does accept asbestos. Please call prior to dumping to notify personal of the amounts to be dumped.  Asbestos must be double bagged and sealed before it will be accepted.  If the asbestos is friable (crumbly, easily becomes airborne) it must be handled by an asbestos abatement contractor.  Several are listed online or in the phone book for your convenience.


ASHES

Ashes are accepted at the Transfer Station.  Soak the ashes overnight before bringing them to the facility.


AUTOMOBILES

Automobiles are accepted at the Transfer Station. The original title must be submitted and proof of ownership is required for disposal.

There are a number of options available to donate or recycle your vehicle:

  • Donate Car for Charity – 1 (800) 992-2383
  • Used Parts Dealers – various listings online or in the Yellow Pages
  • Western Metal Recycling – 1776 S. Colorado Ave., Provo, Utah (801) 841-3135
  • State Street Auto Wrecking – 2403 S. State Provo, Utah (801) 377-2060
  • Rawling’s Auto Wrecking – 255 S. 1600 W. Orem, Utah (801) 225-2308
  • LBM Auto Wrecking – 8660 South State, Spanish Fork, Utah (801) 798-1212
  • Anderson’s Auto Wrecking – 2890 South State, Springville, Utah (801) 489-3729

BALLASTS

Ballasts are accepted at the Transfer Station for recycling.


BATTERIES

Alkaline and dead lithium batteries may be put in the trash.  They are not considered hazardous.

Batteries that can be recycled such as car batteries, cell phone batteries, used lithium, and rechargeable batteries are accepted at the transfer station.


BIKES

Bikes are accepted for at the Transfer Station.

You may also donate used bikes to:


BOOKS

Books are accepted at the Transfer Station.

You may also donate books to:

  • Deseret Industries – 740 W. Columbia Lane, Provo, Utah (801) 373-7920
  • Community Thrift – 515 N. University Ave., Provo, Utah (801) 377-7676
  • Savers – 81 N. State Street, Orem, Utah (801) 225-9445

BUILDING MATERIALS

Building materials include items such as dimensional lumber, plywood, doors, windows, sinks, toilets, cabinets, etc.., are accepted at the transfer station as construction and demolition waste.

If you have used building materials in good condition, they may be accepted for donation at:

  • Habitat for Humanity in Orem (801) 373-7867, Spanish Fork (801) 877-0202
  • DCD, 500 N. Geneva Road, Orem, Utah (801) 225-5058.

Small hand sized concrete, dirt, rocks, asphalt, and asphalt shingles are also accepted at the Transfer Station.


CARDBOARD

Clean cardboard is accepted at Transfer Station for recycle.


CARPETING & RUGS

Area rugs are considered household trash and may be discarded.

Wall-to-wall carpeting is considered construction and demolition material.  It is accepted at the Transfer Station in small quantities. Large quantities should be taken to DCD, 500 North Geneva Road, Orem, Utah (801) 225-5058.


CELL PHONES

Cell phones are accepted at the Transfer Station and also for recycling at the local stores listed below. Contact the store directly for hours of operation:

  • Staples – 971 S. University Ave. Provo, Utah (801) 370-0170
  • Staples – 165 N. State Street, Orem, Utah (801) 224-1152

NOTE: Staples also accepts pagers and rechargeable batteries.

  • Lucency Corp. – 790 W. 1760 S. Suite 5, SLC, Utah (801) 974-6902
  • Northern Utah Charitable Fund – 4421 Harrison Blvd. Suite A-9, Ogden, Utah (801) 479-8012

CHRISTMAS TREES

Christmas trees are accepted at the transfer station.  Each city provides a pick up schedule for Christmas trees on their websites.


CLOTHING & OTHER TEXTILES

The transfer station has a clothing donation bin provided by Tabitha’s Way.  There is no charge for donations.  The following donation drop offs are:

  • Tabitha’s Way – 140 N. Main Street, Spanish Fork, UT (801) 709-8573
  • Deseret Industries — 740 W. Columbia Lane, Provo (801) 373-7920
  • Community Thrift — 515 N. University Ave., Provo (801) 377-7676
  • Savers — 81 N. State Street, Orem (801) 225-9445

COMPUTER DISKS, CDs & VIDEO TAPES

All these items are accepted at the Transfer Station for disposal.


COMPUTERS & ELECTRONIC

Please check the fee’s section for current pricing on various items.  Residential customers are limited to 3 items per trip.  Commercial business cannot dispose of computers or electronics at the Transfer Station.


EXPLOSIVES & FIREWORKS
Unwanted explosives and fireworks (including highway flares) are not accepted at the transfer station.


HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE
Household Hazardous Waste is accepted at the Transfer Station.  Due to Utah County Requirements a list of all products and quantities must be presented at the scale house for proper logging and disposal.  Please make sure your items are in containers that are clearly labeled and safe for handling.


FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
Some fire extinguishers can be refilled. Contact your retailer or the manufacturer to learn more about this option.

Utah Fire Equipment – 2279 S. Mountain Vista Lane, Provo, Utah (801) 373-3999

Taylor Fire Control – 1901 W. 820 N., Provo, Utah (801) 375-6666

State Fire – 240 W. 3680 S., SLC, Utah 1(800) 523-4300

Unwanted fire extinguishers are accepted at the Transfer Station for disposal.


FLUORESCENT LIGHTS
Fluorescent lights are accepted at the Transfer Station.  Please no more than 5 bulbs at a time.


FURNITURE, MATTRESSES, & HOUSEHOLD GOODS
The Transfer Station accepts furniture, mattresses, and household goods.  You can also donate them:

Deseret Industries – 740 W. Columbia Lane, Provo, Utah (801) 373-7920

Community Thrift – 515 N. University Ave., Provo, Utah (801) 377-7676

Savers – 81 N. State Street, Orem, Utah (801) 225-9445


MERCURY-CONTAINING DEVICES
Common household items containing mercury such as: thermometers, thermostats, fluorescent lamps, ballasts, etc. should not be discarded as regular trash. However, these items are accepted at the Transfer Station. Please call ahead to make special arrangements.


MOTOR OIL & FILTERS
Used motor oil and oil filters are accepted at the Transfer Station for residents only, no commercial businesses.  Quantity is limited to no more than 5 gallons.


PACKAGING PEANUTS –  BUBBLE WRAP
These items are accepted at the Transfer Station, but are not considered recyclable at the facility.


PAINT
Paint is accepted at the Transfer Station.  Paint must be dried out prior to disposal.  Kitty litter or saw dust may be added to dry up old paint.


PESTICIDES
Pesticides are accepted at the transfer station as hazardous waste.  Please keep all pesticides in their original container.  Due to Utah County Requirements a list of all products and quantities must be presented at the scale house for proper logging and disposal.  Please make sure your items are in containers that are clearly labeled and safe for handling.


PIZZA BOXES
Pizza Boxes are accepted at the Transfer Station for regular disposal. They are not considered recyclable.


PLASTICS
Many cities now offer curb-side recycling cans for their residents.  You may also bring clean plastics to the Transfer Station for recycling.

Plastic Bag Recycling:

Fresh Market (recycling bin in front of the store) — 560 W. Center, Provo, Utah (801) 374-1558

Community Thrift Store — 515 N. University Ave, Provo, Utah (801) 377-7676

Rocky Mountain Recycling — 2950 W. 900 S. SLC, Utah (801) 975-1820 *note, this site only accepts #1 and #2 plastics.


PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS
Prescription Medications are not accepted at the transfer station.  You may dispose of medications in the trash, or call your local police station to dispose of medications at their facilities.


PRINTER & TONER CARTRIDGES
These items are accepted at the transfer station.  However, some printer and toner cartridges can be refilled. To learn more about this option, contact:

Lloyds — 324 West Center, Provo (801) 374-1725

Access Company — 1185 S. 1680 W. Orem, (801) 812-2688

Laser Supply — 1160 S. State Orem (801) 226-1590


PROPANE TANKS
Propane tanks are accepted at the Transfer Station.


RAILROAD TIES
Small quantities of railroad ties are accepted at the Transfer Station as construction and demolition waste.

Large loads of railroad ties should be taken to DCD located at 520 N. Geneva Road, Orem, Utah (801) 225-5058.


SCRAP METAL
Scrap metal is accepted for recycling at the Transfer Station.  Scrap metal includes: most bicycles, desks, filing cabinets, shelves, VCR’s, grills, lawn furniture, and any item that is at least 80% metal.


SMOKE DETECTORS
Smoke detectors are accepted at the Transfer Station for disposal.


SPORTING GOODS
Sporting goods are accepted at the Transfer Station for disposal.

Used sporting goods in good condition are accepted at:

Deseret Industries – 740 W. Columbia Lane, Provo, Utah (801) 373-7920

Play It Again Sports – 934 State S. #105 Orem, Utah (801) 226-0909


STYROFOAM
Styrofoam is accepted at the Transfer Station, but is not recycled.


SYRINGES – LACETS – AUTO INJECTORS – INFUSION SETS- CONNECTION NEEDLES/SETS
These items are accepted at the Transfer Station. FDA disposal guidelines state they are to be immediately placed in a sharps disposal container. FDA-cleared sharps containers are generally available through pharmacies, medical supply companies, health care providers and online.  If an FDA-cleared container is not available a #1 PETE soda bottle can be used.  The PETE bottles are identified with a “1” inside a triangle on the bottom of the bottle.

Never place loose needles and other sharps (those that are not placed in a sharps disposal container) in the household or public trash cans or recycling bins, and never flush them down the toilet. This puts trash and sewage workers, janitors, housekeepers, household members, and children at risk of being harmed.

Pet owners who use needles to give medicine to their pets should follow the same sharps disposal guidelines used for humans.


TELEVISIONS
Televisions are accepted at the Transfer Station for recycling.  Price for disposal varies depending on quantity and television size.  Please refer to the current fee structure.


TIRES
Tires are accepted at the transfer station for recycling, and limited to 4 at a time for residents.  Commercial dumping is not permitted.  Please refer to the current fee structure for varying prices and tire sizes.

Other tire disposal resources:

TDS – 461 W. 300 S, Provo, Utah (801) 374-2800

Big O Tires – 1595 N. Freedom Blvd. 200 W, Provo, Utah (801) 374-1177

Rocky’s Tire Pros – 375 N. Main St, Spanish Fork, Utah (801) 798-2144


TOILETS AND SINKS
Toilets and sinks are accepted at the Transfer Station.


TOYS
Toys are accepted for disposal at the Transfer Station.

You may also donate toys that are in good condition to:

Deseret Industries – 740 West Columbia Lane, Provo, Utah (801) 373-7920

Savers – 81 N. State, Orem, Utah (801) 225-9445


WOOD & YARD WASTE
Green waste such as leaves, weeds, and grass clippings are accepted at the Transfer Station.  Please refer to fee schedule for pricing.

Larger items such as brush removal, tree stumps, tree limbs will be weighed at the current tonnage disposal fee.


WRAPPING PAPER
Wrapping paper is accepted at the transfer station.  It’s not considered recyclable.

 

 

 

 

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