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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

Fluorescent Bulbs

Metal Tanks

Plastic Bags

Wrapping Paper

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 recycling 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.

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, News Papers, Old Clothes, Pet Food Bags, Dirty Pizza Boxes, Plastic Utensils, Polystyrene (styrofoam), Shredded Paper, VHS Tapes, Vinyl

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.

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.