Mayor Kristie Overson Tours Momentum Recycling
In February ’19, Mayor Kristie Overson along with Taylorsville City Councilmembers visited Momentum Recycling’s facility to see firsthand how glass is recycled right here in Salt Lake City.
Just $8.50 / month*
Billed quarterly via Wasatch Front Waste & Recycling.
*To produce, deliver & maintain your bin, please note that
there is a one-time $45 activation fee.
Taylorsville Glass Recycling Signup Form
Please Note: your glass cart will be delivered ~7-10 days after you sign up.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can businesses in Taylorsville recycle glass?
Answer: You bet! Momentum Recycling provides different cart sizes and collection frequencies for businesses of all sizes. Click here to learn more.
Can broken glass be recycled?
Answer: Absolutely! Broken glass is perfectly acceptable. In fact, our glass recycling facility breaks glass down into pieces so small it looks and feels like sand (called cullet).
Do I have to rinse or remove labels?
Answer: No. Although it may be beneficial for your work space to avoid the smells that sometimes accompany food-related waste, it is not necessary to spend time washing your recyclables. By not washing empty recyclable containers, we can all preserve one of the most precious natural resources: water.
What types of glass are NOT accepted?
Answer: Most glass at your organization is recyclable; however, there are some materials that we cannot accept. Here are the materials that are NOT acceptable:
- Automotive Glass (i.e. windshields)
- Ceramics (i.e. plates & dishes)
- Light Bulbs
- Porcelain (i.e. plates & dishes)
Still unsure if your glass is recyclable? – Please contact us for assistance, we’re happy to help!
Why can’t glass go in the mixed recycling?
Answer: Our local Material Recycling Facility (MRF) is unable to source-separate and process glass at their facility. Glass is very difficult to remove once the small shards find their way into the mixed recyclables (think needles in a haystack such as glass shards embedded in cardboard) – which then devalues the recycled commodities later when resold into the market. Glass also breaks fairly easily, and tends to then become very sharp, posing a significant risk to the person that handles and/or sorts the material. Lastly, when source-separated, more glass is captured in the process and able to be recycled.
Where does the glass go?
Answer: We bring the glass back to our Salt Lake City glass recycling facility where it is processed into cullet, after which it is used for things like fiberglass insulation, sandblasting, asphalt strengthening, and glass products (learn more about the process).
Is there a contract?
Answer: No. The service is month-to-month, so you only need to provide a thirty (30) day notice.
How do I pay for services?
Answer: The monthly service fees are billed quarterly via your existing Wasatch Front Waste & Recycling District statement.
Can I have two (2) bins?
Answer: Yes – you can add a 2nd bin. To add a bin to your account, please contact us.
Still Need Help?
Please message us at anytime or
call us M-F 9-5 at (801) 355-0334.