Waste & Recycling
Q: When is my garbage day?
A: See the garbage day map to locate your address and day of pick up. Click here to see the 2014 Recycle Calendar and Map. There are two recycle schedules. If your address is located in the green section of the map, then your recycle week will be highlighted in green on the calendar. If your address is located in the yellow section of the map, then your recycle week will be highlighted in yellow on the calendar.
Q: What is the blue can, how is it different?
A: The blue can is a recycle can that only certain items can go into and it is picked up on an every other week basis, but the day of the week is the same as your regular pick-up. To know your recycle week, and see a list of acceptable items, click here.
Q: What if the truck does not pick my cans up?
A: Please call Waste Management ( 888-496-8824)
Q: What do I do if my can is damaged or broken?
A: Please call Waste Management (888-496-8824)
Q: What do I do if I would like to have additional cans?
A: Please call Lehi City (801-768-7100) to order an additional can. Additional cans are $10 per month.
Q: I have a larger than normal amount of garbage I need to get rid of, where do I go?
A: There is a Utah County landfill, located at 2000 W. 200 S. in Lindon. Call 225-8170, 7a.m. – 6p.m. M-F, 8a.m. – 4:30p.m. Sat. If you pay garbage to Lehi City, you are entitled to one dump pass per year available at the city offices.
Q: Where can we go to dump green waste, lawn clippings and limbs?
A: You can sign up for a Green Waste receptacle from Lehi City (801-768-7100) for your home that is dumped once a week for a monthly charge of $6.50 The program runs from March 1- November 30, and you are only billed for those months. Also, the sewage treatment plant accepts green waste, free of charge, 6400 N. 5050 W. American Fork, Mon.-Sat. 7:30-5 p.m. (756-5231).
Q: I would like to do a clean up to maintain an attractive neighborhood, how do I do this?
A: Lehi City offices have a neighborhood dumpster program that allows you to use an oversize dumpster (24′+8′) for a weekend. There is a usage fee of $150.00 and you must apply for the dumpster at the city offices, 153 N. 100 E. (768-7100).
Think Light! Be Bright! Do It Right!
submitted by Mrs. Ahlstrom’s 6th grade class, Sego Lily Elementary, Lehi
Fluorescent light bulbs can save a lot of money on your power bill as well as being better for the environment. If every home in the United States replaced just one light bulb with a fluorescent bulb, it would save enough energy to light more than 3 million homes (energystar.gov).
Our class surveyed about 900 people to see which homes were using fluorescent bulbs. From the 600 responses we got back, we discovered that many people did not know how to properly dispose of light bulbs. Some people also did not want to use fluorescent bulbs because they worried about mercury and didn’t want to hurt the environment. They also didn’t want that mercury in their home.
Incandescent bulbs use four times more electricity than fluorescents, so actually incandescent bulbs put more mercury in the environment (coal-fired electrical power). Fluorescent bulbs have a tiny amount of mercury in the bulbs (the size of a pin tip), so if fluorescent bulbs are not disposed of correctly the mercury could build up in a landfill.
Steps to Recycle:
1. After placing bulbs in sockets, write “USED” on the box and save to put used bulbs in.
2. OR, wrap each bulb in a plastic bag.
3. Take to recycling center. In Lehi, both Home Depot and Lowes have a bulb recycling box by the front door.
4. That’s it! You’ve done the “Bright Thing!”
What to do if a fluorescent bulb breaks in your home:
1. Open the windows, turn off furnace or air conditioning for about 15 minutes.
2. Use two pieces of stiff cardboard to pick up the broken glass. DO NOT USE A BROOM OR VACUUM. If needed, use duct tape to pick up small pieces of glass or any remaining residue.
Click here for more information: https://sites.google.com/lightbulbfluorescent/