The Recycling Coalition of Utah is dedicated to the development of solid waste reduction, reuse and recycling, as well as increasing public awareness to the benefits of recycling in every community. Below you will find a list of our services and other useful links and information.

  1. Contact RCU here
  2. Get all sorts of great recycling information here, including links to our affiliates, info on holding electronic waste events, access to the state e-waste contract, and more.
  3. See our sponsors here

> RCU Annual Conference

Business and industry leaders, nonprofit organizations, volunteers, involved citizens, municipalities, teachers, and elected officials find the informative sessions, workshops, speakers, tours, and networking very useful. Highlights always include current trends, recycling equipment and manufactured products, markets, and educational tools. Discount rates are available for RCU members.

> Recycling Market Development Zones

In 1996, the Utah Legislature created the Utah Recycling Market Development Zone Program which focuses on recycling as an economic development tool. The Zone assist businesses that collect, process, distribute, or use recycled materials in their manufacturing operations, or compost. Eligible recycling businesses that are located in designated Recycling Market Development Zones qualify for tax credits. 

Get more information on the Recycling Market Development Zones in Utah here.

For a list of participating counties and information on RMDZ click here.

> Statewide On-line Recycling Guide

This guide is designed to help you find recycling opportunities in your area. The data lists common recyclable materials such as newspaper, cardboard, aluminum, steel, plastics, glass, yard waste, and scrap metals. For drop-off sites for more unusual materials, go to Unusual Materials. For details on other materials or commercial recycling in Salt Lake City or County, please call the Recycling Information Hotline at 801-974-6902.

(Please note. This list is not all-inclusive. There may be additional recycling drop-off sites not listed here. If you know of additional sites or find an error, please email Thanks for your interest and cooperation!)

America Recycles Day (ARD)

RCU is the statewide coordinator for ARD in Utah. ARD is a national event held each year on November 15th that educates the public on the importance of recycling and buying recycled products. Events are featured in more than forty states and Americans pledge every fall to recycle and buy recycled-content products. ARD reaches millions across the country with the message that recycling works. Check our page (see link above) to see how you can get involved and to check out how Utah is celebrating America Recycles Day!

RCU is an excellent source to help answer your recycling questions by referring you to individuals and organizations that can provide indepth information. Consultations to assist in setting up or improving recycling programs are also available. Ongoing workshops are held with topics on recycling, composting, source reduction, and resource efficiency. Got a question? Send us an email at

The "Recycler of the Year" awards are presented at RCU's annual conference and trade show. This award is named in honor of Thomas A. Martin, former CAO of Provo City and founder of RCU. Nominate an individual, business or government organization for this year's award. For more information send an e-mail to

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