Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions 

Is it true that I have to rinse all my recycling before I put it in my curbside bin?

Recycling must be clean and dry before it is put in the bin. In order to conserve water, we recommend wiping it out with a cloth or rinsing it with water you've used to clean other dishes. 

Where can I recycle glass in Cottonwood Heights?

We offer a free glass recycling depository near our Public Works yard at 6579 S 3000 E. The bin is located on the east shoulder of 3000 E, and is marked with glass recycling signs. If you're interested in adding curbside glass recycling to your waste management service, you can learn more at

I keep hearing different information on what can and cannot be recycled. What's the truth?

Our recycling provider, Wasatch Front Waste and Recycling, has a helpful handout on what items can be recycled in curbside service. They also have a handout on how to dispose of other items that can't go in your recycling bin. 

I've heard that Cottonwood Heights is going to participate in House Bill 411's "Community Renewable Energy Act." Is this true?

Cottonwood Heights passed Ordinance 2019-66 which made our community eligible to participate in this program. As program details and costs are identified, we will continue to consider participation, if the program is in the best interest of our community. 

Does Cottonwood Heights host any sustainability events?

Our staff is currently in the process of planning a community event with a sustainability focus. If you have questions about this, or are interested in participating, please email