Ogden Is Recycling

BY MIKE MCBRIDE

Ogden City is excited to announce that curbside recycling services are being reinstated, effective immediately. Residents are highly encouraged to resume best practices while sorting recyclables into the blue can and disposing of general household refuse into the green can.

On January 20th, the Ogden City Planning Commission granted an extension to Recycled Earth to come into compliance with its Conditional Use Permit (CUP). The extension requires Recycled Earth to maintain operations that are in accordance with the rules and regulations contained within the permit. This approval will allow Recycled Earth to once again receive and process recyclable material from Ogden City, which is in the best interest of the city and its residents.

“Recycling has always been a top priority for our administration, and we’re excited to bring that service back to our city,” said Ogden Mayor Mike Caldwell. “We have heard input from many of our residents and whole-heartedly agree that offering this curbside recycling service is the responsible choice for our environment, and we hope to continue offering this service to residents for many years to come. We appreciate the communities’ patience as we worked through some difficult market-place and legal issues.”

Residents are encouraged to sort their recyclable materials and may only place the following items in their blue cans:
• Plastics #1 & #2 (water & soda bottles, milk jugs, laundry detergent, etc. Look for the 1 or 2 symbol)
• Household (kitchen) steel and aluminum cans
• Clean unwaxed cardboard
• Clean Paper

The following items are not acceptable:
• No plastic bags, wrap, or film
• No food waste or soiled products
• No yard waste or grass
• No clothes or shoes
• No toys or oversized plastic items
• No glass (use provided recycling bins at other locations)
• No shredded paper
• No needles or medical waste
• No Styrofoam
• No waxy or gloss paper items
• No batteries
• No containers with liquid
• No diapers
• No plastic-lined mail pouches

General questions about recycling and what is allowed in the cans should be directed to Ogden City Public Services: 801-629-8271

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