Find out why we recycle, what you should & shouldn't recycle, and how you can get started with ACE Disposal & Recycling.

Special Recycling

There are many items that you can't recycle by putting them into your blue bin. They have special recycling instructions and drop-off places.

Computers & Electronics

Plastic Bags

Fluorescent Bulbs

Metal Tanks

Wrapping Paper

Ratings & Reviews

Holly Komoroski
Holly Komoroski
We love Ace! Our driver has always been respectful, kind and friendly. My son is 3, he's obsessed with anything "garbage truck". Our driver takes his time on our street each week - just so my son can watch the truck a bit longer. He's always asking us how we're doing and just overall is a happy guy. Thank you!
I like ACE Disposal. They service our dumpster at my warehouse and my home. Yep maybe some garbage doesn't make it into the truck, so what. Pick it up. Garbage collection is not easy or clean. Be happy they do this dirty job. If you're too fancy to pick up a few things occasionally then take your garbage to the landfill yourself. I'm sure you will like that much better...NOT. They don't need to get out of the truck to pick up a napkin or your empty beer can... You do it! Like they said... It's not easy to collect 1000 trash cans per day. Thanks ACE!
Duane Gren
Duane Gren
I work for Ace
Bonnie Mason
Bonnie Mason
Update-9/14/2022-Once again love these guys. It appears a bag came out of my trash can after it was dumped and the driver got out, picked it up and through it in the can. Now that is great customer service! I am so impressed with our recycling professional in Overland in Eagle Mountain. He saw that a cardboard box was up against a recycling bin (it blew there and I intended to grab it but had not made it out the door) and he got out of his truck and picked it up. To me that is exceptional customer service as many would have just ignored it.
Dallis Pyeatt
Dallis Pyeatt
Kenneth Russo
Kenneth Russo
David McConkie
David McConkie
I happen to own an HOA management company that works with several waste removal companies in Utah. Most other options have terrible contracts. Most will come in cheap but have clauses in the contract allowing pricing to jump dramatically each year. Ace doesn't do that kind of stuff. Most of the time Ace's customer service is heads above the other options. Seriously, it's so bad at some other companies! Most of the time Ace's drivers do a good job. Every once in a while there's an issue. One is happening at a community we manage where the driver claims they picked up, but they did not. It got worse, because they didn't come the following day. Then they promised they'd show up on Saturday for a special pick up to make up for the two days we say they didn't pick up. They didn't show up on Saturday. On Monday they couldn't pick up because construction vehicles were blocking the dumpster. On Tuesday the driver said he came, but yet again, they did not. Finally they came today, a week since the last pick up in a community paying for daily pick ups. Why 5 stars then??? This is the first time I've had this level of issues. They are now requiring photos be taken by the driver every day to prove pick up. I believe they have resolved whatever the issue was. In every other community we manage, we haven't had issues. To me, it's not about whether a company has an isolated issue, but how they respond to it and make it right. Ace has always resolved any issues we have had.
B.A. Backus
B.A. Backus

Steel & Aluminum Cans

Steel and aluminum are some of the most unique recycling products on the market. They can be used, recycled and reused an infinite number of times. That is why this product goes "in the bin"! Please make sure your cans are empty to avoid contamination issues.


Cardboard recycling is a great program for businesses who generate cardboard waste on a regular basis. If you are not sure your business would benefit from a cardboard recycling program, give us a call and an account representative will come out and evaluate your trash and recycling needs. This service is available using compactors, front-load, and roll-off containers and the material will be taken to a certified recycling processor.

In most cases recycling cardboard is a fairly easy process. However, there are a few reasons that a cardboard container cannot be recycled. Cardboard from pizza boxes and other food containers can be contaminated with grease, decreasing the quality of the paper fibers. Aseptic cartons, such soy milk cartons, cannot be recycled because the container is composed of multiple materials, not just cardboard.


Envelopes with plastic windows can be recycled. The paper from these envelopes is the exact type of material that is perfect for recycling. The plastic in the window CAN be recycled and will does not need to be removed before "throwing it in the blue bin."


Glass is 100% recyclable and can be recycled repeatedly without loss in quality or purity.


ACE Recycling & Disposal can help you recycle all of your metal scrap products. The metals are very useful and versatile. Metal can be recycled again and again without changing its properties.

Office Paper

Office paper is the best kind of paper to be recycled. Please keep in mind that staples and minimal paper clips are okay! It is important to remove binder clips and excessive paper clips as they cannot be recycled. However, they can be removed and reused.

Plastic Jugs

Plastic jugs are a very versatile, reusable product. When your plastic jugs can no longer be of use, they can be recycled. Make sure your jugs are empty so they do not contaminate the recycling load. Keep in mind that labels and lids can stay on!

Aerosol Cans

You an recycle aerosol cans, but they must be VERY EMPTY to be recycled.


A large portion of wood waste is generated from demolition and construction companies. ACE Recycling & Disposal is conscious of the amount of space used wood takes up in landfills. We encourage all of our customers to consider recycling wood.

How Did Recycling Change?

China, who has historically taken most of the U.S. recyclable exports, began to enforce stricter importing regulations for recyclable materials and not accepting some materials altogether.

This has caused MRFs to use more resources in order to meet the stricter standards set by China and to look for other places to sell the recyclables to, both domestically and overseas. Consequently, prices of processing the materials have drastically increased. The focus has shifted from recycling more to recycling better.

Don't Recycle These

There are also many items that you cannot recycle. Usually it is because they are made of multiples materials that cannot be separated from eachother or they require special recycling methods. Be sure to check your local regulations to find the right place to recycle or dispose of these materials.

Chip Bags, Coated Containers, Disposable Cups, Drink Pouches, Garden Hoses, Hardcover Books, Hazardous Waste (including tiress, paint, refrigerators/appliances, drums, biohazardous waste, oil, & more), Incandescent Lights, Napkins & Paper Towels, Old Clothes, Pet Food Bags, Dirty Pizza Boxes, Plastic Utensils, Polystyrene (styrofoam), Shredded Paper, VHS Tapes, Vinyl

Recycling to help our communities

We take pride in the work that we do to ensure that our communities remain beautiful. Our customers come back to us year after year because they know that our services are dependable, our sales staff is phenomenal and that our drivers take as much pride in our community as we do.

How Recycling Works

1. Collection

ACE Recycling & Disposal collects recycling for various cities in Utah. On the day your neighborhood is assigned recycling, our trucks pick up recycling from the curb.

2. Drop-Off

ACE Recycling & Disposal drops off recyclables at a local Materials Recovery Facility (MRF). The MRF sorts and bales your recyclables by material type.

3. Reuse

The Materials Recovery Facility will sell the bales to both national and international recyclers who turn the recyclables into new products.

Is Recycling Still Worth It?

Yes! Your plastic bottles, metal cans, paper, and cardboard are still valuable materials. The recycling industry has gone through downs like this before and it will rebound, just like it has in the past. New facilities and technologies will emerge domestically that will be able to handle the material we can no longer export.

What Can I Recycle?

Clean and empty plastic bottles and jugs, aluminum and steel cans, cardboard boxes, and paper. Click here for our updated recycling guide. Remember when you’re in doubt, throw it out…and maybe think of how you can avoid that waste in the future.