Recyclable Items

Draper City Recycling Information

There has been a change in recycling globally. The items we used to be able to recycle are no longer accepted. The only items that you can now place in a Draper City recycle bin are "the Big 3."

For more information on the recycling crisis, click here.  

1. CORRUGATED CARDBOARD – This includes any size material consisting of a fluted corrugated sheet, like shipping boxes and packing boxes. Flatten all boxes and remove packaging items such as Styrofoam, peanuts, bubble wrap, and plastic liners. Do not put paperboard (cereal boxes, shoe boxes), newsprint or junk mail into the bin.

2. PLASTIC BOTTLES AND JUGS WITH A NECK – This includes water bottles and milk gallon containers. Rinse out any residue and put the cap back on. All other plastic material is considered trash. Ignore the numbers as they don’t indicate if something is recyclable. Do not put any other plastic items in the bin.

3. METAL FOOD AND BEVERAGE CANS - This includes all food and beverage cans made from aluminum or steel. Rinse out any residue. Do not put any other type of metal in the bin.

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What items are no longer accepted in your recycle bin? Plastic or paper bags, paper, newspaper, magazines, junk mail, cereal boxes, wax paper, clear or Styrofoam boxes, or electronics.

Remember: “Don’t bag your recycling items in a plastic bag.” Some of us were used to bagging everything to prevent recycling items from blowing out on windy days. Any plastic bag of any kind, can ruin equipment at the recycling plant. Keep your plastic bags out of the bin!

Another thing to remember is that if your recycle bin is overfilled and the lid is open and the items in your bin become wet from snow or rain, the load may be considered contaminated.

Drop-off Recycling Bins 

To better serve the residents of Draper City, there are recycle drop off locations for the following items: 


Rear parking lot of Draper City Hall, Southeast corner, 1020 East Pioneer Road. Open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year.

Bulk Cardboard

Public Works Facility - 72 E. Sivogah Court (14525 S). Open Monday – Friday 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM, excluding holidays. Boxes must be broken down so that they are flat. To limit the spread of COVID-19, the Bulk Cardboard Recycling located at the Public Works Facility is currently unavailable as the Public Works Facility is not accessible to the public at this time. We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause!

Paper Product Recycling

Since paper items are no longer allowed in the Draper Recycling bins, we have had a lot of questions from residents about what to do with their paper items.  A company called GreenFiber has placed paper recycling drop-off bins throughout Draper. Please help keep the area around the drop-off bins clean and do not place items outside of the bin. For questions or concerns about these bins, please contact GreenFiber at 801-972-6551.

These items are accepted in the paper drop-off bins:

  • Cereal boxes
  • Magazines
  • Office paper
  • Newspaper
  • Junk mail
  • Brown paper bags
  • Construction paper
  • Cardboard

This is a list of the locations of the recycling bins in Draper:

Drop-off bins Address
Draper City Hall 1020 E. Pioneer Rd., Draper
Draper Park Middle 13133 S. 1300 E., Draper
Corner Canyon High School 12943 S. 700 E., Draper
Willow Springs Elementary 13288 S. Lone Rock Dr., Draper
Summit Academy 1225 E. 13200 S., Draper
Channing Hall  13515 S. 150 E., Draper
American Preparatory Academy  11938 S. Lone Peak Pkwy., Draper

Unacceptable Items in Recycling Bins

Do not use your recycling bin for normal household or yard waste. 

  • Plastic or paper bags
  • Office paper, newspaper, junk mail, cereal boxes, or shredded paper
  • Carbon paper
  • Carpet and/or carpet pad
  • Diapers
  • Dirt or rocks
  • Dry-wall
  • Electronics and/or small appliances
  • Food waste
  • Glass
  • Large appliances (dishwashers, water heaters, washing machines, dryers, etc).
  • Light bulbs
  • Metal items such as steel poles, small appliances, large appliances, chain link fence, motors, transmissions, bed frames, mop/broom handles etc. The only items that are recyclable are aluminum cans (cleaned out), tin foil and disposable aluminum pans and plates (cleaned out). 
  • Motor oil, insecticide, herbicide, or any other hazardous waste and/or chemical containers
  • Plastic bags - take these back to the grocery stores for them to recycle - do not place these bags in your recycle bin
  • Plastic film (plastic sheets, tarps or wrap)
  • Plastic utensils
  • All plastics not categorized as No. 1 & 2 (only plastic bottles & jugs with necks are acceptable)
  • Soiled aluminum foil
  • Soiled napkins and paper towels
  • Styrofoam packing peanuts
  • Used bathroom or facial tissue
  • Wax coated paper
  • Wood or lumber
  • Yard debris