The “Call 2 Haul” program has been modified from its inception to be easier to use and more environmentally friendly.
People can order almost anything online, from couches to baby swings to new cell phones. But when those items get worn out, it can be difficult to figure out how to dispose of them properly. means.
For Salt Lake City residents, the “Call 2 Haul” program provides curbside bulk waste collection services for large items that are difficult to throw away or recycle, and proper disposal of items like e-waste. Offers.
Eligible Residents are assigned two pick-up dates per year — One for bulky items like mattresses and one for yard trash that is too big to fit in a brown trash can. Book a pick-up day and our crew will load everything onto your truck for recycling or disposal.
There is no additional charge to schedule a taxpayer-funded “Call 2 Haul” pickup service. Christopher Bell, Director of Sustainability’s Waste and Recycling Division, said:
Why ‘Call 2 Haul’ is good for the environment
Four years after Salt Lake City launched Call 2 Haul, the curbside bulky waste collection program kept about 760 tons of garbage out of landfills, and 10 times that amount was collected from residents overall. it was done.
Changes implemented by the Salt Lake City Sustainability Authority since the program’s inception have made it easier to schedule “Call 2 Haul” pickups and reduce their environmental impact, said Sophia Nicholas, the agency’s deputy director. says Mr.
Since the old neighborhood clean-up program became “Call 2 Haul” in 2018, the department also removed the city’s role that Mr. Nicholas encouraged illegal dumping. In particular, it facilitates illegal dumping in the West, where contractors often leave waste from sites.
“I think it was originally a change for people. It was part of the design of the change, to change the mindset of people from throwing everything on the street to being a little more thoughtful about it. did,” she said. .
Residents were given two pick-up dates each year as of July 2021 instead of one. You can now also schedule neighborhood pickup events for up to 20 neighboring households.
All Salt Lake City single-family homes and most duplexes and triplexes are eligible for “Call 2 Haul.” Here’s how to make the most of these two pick-up days and keep your home and garden organized.
Pick up at the right time and schedule
Do you do most of your spring cleaning in the spring, or do you prefer running through your garage as a summer project?
No matter when you decide to dig through the junk and clutter, “Call 2 Haul” is available year-round. Schedule a pickup in advance using our online form, calling 801-535-6953 or emailing Call2Haul@slcgov.com. You will be asked to provide the account number found on your city utility bill.
Most trees and shrubs should be pruned in early spring after the most severe frost. This might be a good time to schedule a green waste collection day to clear your yard of cut branches and dead trees.
In general, items may not be placed on the curb more than 24 hours prior to the confirmed pickup date.
Dismantling very large items
Large items such as fences, playground equipment, and large children’s toys should be dismantled as much as possible before leaving them on the curb. (For chain link fences, for example, it helps to remove the chain link and roll it up.)
If you are unsure if an item is too large to exclude, call 801-535-6953 and ask.
List items that need to be picked up
It is helpful to have at least a list of the largest items in your pile on hand when scheduling your pickup date. You can then schedule the right amount of pickups for the day.
If you need to add an item to the list, please call 801-535-6953 or email Call2Haul@slkgov.com.
donate whatever you can
You might think your toaster oven takes up too much space on your counter. For clean and usable items he donates them to organizations like Goodwill and Deseret Industries, organizes garage sales, or posts them on the Nextdoor app to give them a second life before deciding to throw them away. .
No haul is too small
Call 2 Haul is free, but Nicholas said some residents felt they didn’t “have enough” for the crew to make it worth coming to pick it up, so the program I told her I felt guilty about using .
“You don’t have to worry about it being inefficient or anything like that,” she said. “We are in your neighborhood, so use our services. We are scheduling you when we are near you. We have already picked up a lot from your neighbors. .”
Know what you can include in your pile
mattress. Clean, dry mattresses can be recycled. Dirty or wet mattresses are sent to landfills.
Furniture (sofa, bed frame, nightstand, chair, desk, etc.).
Appliances such as hot water heaters, washers, dryers, stoves, dishwashers, and refrigerators. Don’t worry if your electronics contain freon or coolant. The city safely evacuates. Belt or tape the refrigerator door shut before leaving it by the curb.
Lawn mowers, snow blowers, and other yard maintenance equipment (as long as they are empty of fuel and oil).
Carpet and carpet padding rolled and bound to a length of 5 feet.
doors and cabinets.
Filing cabinets and scrap metal.
Large children’s playground equipment and toys.
Electronic waste (printers, scanners, computer screens, mobile phones, etc.).
Up to 4 car tires and bicycle tires and tubes (remove from bicycle wheels).
Small items are accepted in large quantities as long as they are in bags or boxes.
Branches are less than 5 feet long and less than 24 inches in diameter. Large stumps are not accepted.
Brushes and shrubs are cut to 5 feet or less in piles up to 4 feet high.
Pack materials together as much as possible to prevent loose debris from contaminating stormwater or clogging storm drains. This was a significant issue under the now-defunct Neighborhood Cleanup Program.
If you have a lot of leaves and small ingredients, you can request 1-2 extra brown containers to hold everything.