* TRASH COLLECTION IN COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS NORMALLY OCCURS ON WEDNESDAYS. TRASH IS COLLECTED EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR EXCEPT THANKSGIVING, CHRISTMAS DAY AND NEW YEAR'S DAY*
Disposal of old/expired medications:
Over the counter medications, prescription drugs, and illicit drugs can be dropped off--no questions asked--at the medication drop-off box in the lobby of the Cottonwood Heights Police Department. Please, use this program to get rid of old or unused medications. Don't flush medications down the toilet!
Disposal of electronic and household hazardous waste:Salt Lake County handles hazardous household and electronic waste.Household hazardous waste (HHW) is anything in or around your home that is poisonous, flammable, corrosive, or toxic, as well as products (such as electronics) that contain certain materials like metals.
-Yard care chemicals
-Many cleaning supplies
-Automotive fluids and products
-Fluorescent light bulbs
-Devices that contain mercury
-Computers and peripherals
It is dangerous to dispose of these items in your garbage can or down sewers, and it is illegal to abandon them or pour them in gutters, storm drains, or waterways . Storing or disposing of these items improperly poisons our land, air, and water and may result in both civil and criminal penalties.
Please note that Salt Lake County HHW facilities cannot accept radioactive materials or explosives (such as ammunition and fireworks). Contact your local fire department to dispose of such items.
Household Hazardous Waste Program