Garbage & Recycling

Due to the exceptional weather and setting of the Town of Alta, many building locations provide unique challenges for garbage removal. The Town does not offer garbage collection as a municipal service. Residents & businesses are required to make private arrangements for removal of their garbage.

The Town of Alta is committed to recycling and since 2007 we have contracted with Wasatch Waste and Recycling to collect our recyclable materials. There are a number of collection bins open 24 hours a day, located on the north side of the main road down canyon from the Fire Station/Community Center building.

Please place the following materials into the bin:

  • Plastic Tubs, Jugs, & Bottles
  • Tin/Steel, Aluminum, & Empty Aerosol Cans
  • Cardboard, Mixed Paper, Newspaper, Paper Boxes, & Paper Bags
  • All recyclables should be placed directly in the bin or in a paper bag, do NOT place any type of plastic bag in the bin

Please help us conserve space in the recycling bin by crushing boxes and aluminum cans.

Please DO NOT place the following items in the bin: glass, food, clothing, styrofoam, packing peanuts, wood, lawn clippings or leaves, rubber, carpeting, electronics or hazardous materials.

If you have any questions about what is recyclable, please contact the Wasatch Front Waste & Recycling Sustainability Coordinator at 385-468-6337.

Curbside glass recycling is available in Alta through Momentum Recycling. Please contact Momentum for more information about how to sign up.