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The Summit County Solid Waste Division manages the waste from its inception to its final disposal. This includes collection transport, treatment, and disposal of waste together with monitoring and regulation. Waste Management is intended to reduce adverse effects of waste on health and on the environment. The Solid Waste Division works closely with the Utah State Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste.
CHANGES IN HOW RESIDENTIAL GARBAGE SERVICE FEES ARE COLLECTED:
Summit County residents historically paid for household garbage and recycling through their property taxes. In 2016, the County Council determined the cost for waste collection and disposal should transition to a fee basis starting with the 2016’s annual rate of $36. Summit County contracted with Republic Services to be the collection point for these fees, which are billed once each year. Non-payment is subject to late fees. In July 2019 the annual solid waste fee increased to $40.
The added fee will be used to:
- Cover the ever increasing cost to collect and dispose of household waste and recycling
- Construct new landfill cells (existing cells at 3-Mile Landfill reached capacity in late 2017) and close the existing cell
- Improve overall service across the County, including transfer locations (Common Dumpster Sites) as funds are available Undeveloped properties (those without a permanent dwelling) are not subject to the new fee until developed. Those property owners should return their invoice to Summit County Public Works at 1755 South Hoytsville Road, Wanship, UT 84017 or email M. Heil so that this correction can be made.
Residential Curbside Collection
Curbside Collection is the most common from of disposal, it encompasses specialized trucks that collect the waste at regular intervals. Household waste is then transferred to the Three Mile Canyon Landfill.
County issued bins reduce solid waste and encourage recycling. The recycling is collected and is taken to the Rocky Mountain Recycling facility where it is sorted. This recycling process is known as single stream recycling.
Commercial and Industrial Waste is not included in the Summit County Contract and has to be disposed of at the owner’s expense to the Henefer Landfill.
Commercial Hazardous Waste cannot be disposed of at either of the county landfills.
Disposal of waste in the landfill involves burying the waste. A well maintained landfill can be a hygienic and an inexpensive way of disposing materials.
Household Hazardous Waste is collected at the Three Mile Canyon Landfill to protect groundwater and surface water. When Household Hazardous Waste is disposed of improperly it can migrate into the ground water.
The Three Mile Canyon Landfill is a Solid Waste Landfill (MSW), this landfill collects household garbage and is regulated by the Summit County Solid Waste Division, and the Utah State Divisions of Solid and Hazardous Waste.
The Henefer Landfill is a Construction and Demolition Landfill and is used for debris generated during construction, renovations, demolition of buildings. The type of waste excepted: wood, asphalt, metals, bricks, glass, plastics, green waste, and building components.
Summit County Solid Waste
Monday through Saturday 8AM to 5PM
3 Mile Landfill - 435.336.5297
Henefer Landfill - 435.336.3338