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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

5/5
Debbie Bell
Debbie Bell
2024-02-06
Very helpful and quick to respond!
Cheryl Adams
Cheryl Adams
2024-02-06
I sent a message yesterday to their website. It was so wi ndy our cans were blown over and trash blowing out. They immediately responded. A truck is coming today to pick up our garbage. Great customer service. Thank you Ace.
Telisa Svedin
Telisa Svedin
2024-02-06
T Vasquez
T Vasquez
2024-02-05
After remaining them that the recycling bin was not picked up on the scheduled day, they came back to do it on the day they promised.
Robert Hale
Robert Hale
2024-01-31
I look forward to a day in early September to take advantage of the Shred-Fest at Midvale City. Thanks for the opportunity!
Sharlee Capes
Sharlee Capes
2024-01-31
Andrea D.
Andrea D.
2024-01-29
Debra Whitney
Debra Whitney
2024-01-24
Everyone is always so helpful. My issues get resolved quickly.
Molly Meryhew
Molly Meryhew
2024-01-17
Always helpful, great staff
Jennifer Buckmiller
Jennifer Buckmiller
2024-01-17

How Recycling Works

ACE Side Load Truck

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.

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.

Cardboard

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.
Metal cans and tins prepared for recycling

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.

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!

Envelopes

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

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

Metal

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.

Aerosol Cans

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

Wood

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 each other 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 tires, paint, refrigerators/appliances, drums, bio-hazardous 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.