(1/21/21) Ogden City Reinstates Recycling Program - Press Release

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.

Ogden City suspended deliveries to its recycling provider on March 3rd, 2020. The reason for the suspension was that city recycling trucks were being directed to dump their loads outdoors, which was a violation of the CUP.  Among various other guidelines, the operating permit requires all dumping, sorting, and bailing to occur inside a building. Outdoor dumping had previously led to significant problems for neighboring properties, including odors, blowing debris, and attraction of seagulls.

“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, no 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
If you are wanting a visual reference please click on this link::Accepted Recyclables(Images)
If you are wanting to see a video about recycling please click on this link: Recycling in Ogden

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

Glass Recycling

Ogden City provides residents with glass recycling options at three separate locations. Large containers marked ‘Glass Recycling’ are located at 4th Street Park, the Green Waste Site and Ogden High School’s south parking lot.

Residents can drop off all types of glass at the bins, including brown, green and clear glass. Glass is not allowed in the blue recycle bins residents have at their home for curb side collection—those bins are to be used for plastic, aluminum, cardboard, and paper products only.

Momentum Recycling maintains the glass recycling bins and coverts post-consumer glass into high-quality raw material at their Salt Lake facility for a wide range of uses including decorative tiles, fiberglass insulation, sandblasting, filtration systems, and concrete additives.

Residents are urged to rinse out glass bottles, jars and containers and remove their labels and lids.