Guided by common sense and accountability, we strive to provide timely, efficient and quality service while overseeing the construction and maintenance of the city infrastructure with a goal to enhance the quality of life for all.
What we do
From what you see on the surface to what you can't see below, the Public Works department plays a vital role in ensuring the utilities and services you depend on are provided with the latest standards and guidelines designed for optimal safety and quality.
Trash removal & Recycling
The mission of Wasatch Front Waste and Recycling District is to provide sustainable integrated waste and recycling collection services for the health and safety of our community… because not everything fits in the can. Wasatch Front Waste proudly serves the cities of Cottonwood Heights, Herriman, Holladay, Millcreek, Taylorsville, portions of Murray and Sandy; the Metro Townships of Copperton, Emigration, Kearns, Magna and White City; along with the unincorporated areas of Salt Lake County. We boast world class customer service with a 95.3% satisfaction rating among our customers in 2016. There is approximately 148,000 tons of waste generated annually by the 83,000 homes that we are responsible to collect and haul. We provide a variety of ways to collect and haul this waste including weekly curbside waste, recycling, and subscription green waste collections. Wasatch Front Waste became a separate government organization from Salt Lake County effective January 1, 2013. The Salt Lake County Council and the District Board made this change to bring control of garbage and recycling pick-up closer to the people. Cities and townships serviced now have ultimate authority regarding their sanitation needs and are governed by the Administrative Control Board.
News and Announcements
Follow the links to the left or click here to learn more about Public Works news and announcements that may impact your community.
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