Why Recycle Electronics?
Batteries and mercury containing lamps (bulbs) are considered Universal Waste due to the levels of mercury & lead they contain. Mercury & lead are toxic metals that can accumulate in living tissue and cause adverse health effects. When a lamp (bulb) is broken, placed in a landfill or incinerated, metals are released into the environment that may contaminate air, land, or water. The Environmental Protection Agency’s Universal Waste Rule (link) was designed to encourage the collection and recycling of certain hazardous wastes that are generated by a wide variety of businesses and institutions. Solid waste landfills in Salt Lake County, Davis County and Summit County will not knowingly take hazardous waste from businesses or households (as is common practice for landfills nationwide).
About Our Special Collection Service
Momentum Recycling offers commercial entities in the Salt Lake City area a convenient collection service for responsibly recycling batteries, light bulbs + electronics. The service is offered as a call-to-haul collection (regular pickups available upon request), with pickups occurring at minimum on a quarterly basis.
Acceptable Items + Material Handling
We accept multiple types of batteries + light bulbs as detailed below. Participants simply need to follow the material handling guidelines below to prepare for us to collect your materials.
Sign Up For Service
Please complete the form below to participate in the special collection service: