The landscape of recycling is changing, both nationally and locally. Since the recent announcement about changes for what recycling materials can and can’t be placed in curbside recycle containers, the City has received many questions from residents. South Jordan is currently re-evaluating the current recycling program and is looking for ways to improve how it works. The City has created a new web page that clarifies many of the questions residents have about the current program. Residents can access that at www.sjc.utah.gov/recycle. The most frequent question the City has received is “Why does the list of acceptable recyclable material change?” The following will answer that question.
Why does the list of acceptable recyclable material change?
The recycling industry depends on the current demand for certain products. What this means is that even though something has the recycling symbol on it, meaning it “can” be recycled, doesn’t mean it will be recycled. Regardless of changes to what you can put in your curbside bin, residents are able to drop off certain items like paper and glass at third-party locations.
Here is a list of items that are accepted in the paper drop off locations:
- Cereal boxes
- Office paper
- Junk mail
- Brown paper bags
- Construction paper
You can find glass recycling drop off bins at the following locations:
- Main City Park – 10960 S. 1850 W. (west of tennis courts)
- Daybreak, Soda Row – 4600 W. 11240 S.
- Shields Lane Park – 947 W 9850 S