Curbside Trash & Recycling Services

The City of Moab offers a recycling service option as part of the City’s waste-hauling contract. While trash service is mandatory in the City of Moab, the recycling service is not mandatory -- residential customers have the choice to opt out of recycling, while commercial customers can opt in to the recycling program. 

Trash and recycling services are provided through a contract with Canyonlands Solid Waste Authority and questions about or issues with existing services should be directed to them at

Open Enrollment

Customers may upgrade service (add recycling, choose a larger trash can or more frequent pickup) at any time throughout the year, including during open enrollment. Those who wish to opt-out of recycling or downgrade trash service may do so twice annually during designated enrollment periods throughout the months of February and October. 

Los clientes pueden actualizar el servicio (agregar reciclaje, elegir un bote de basura más grande o una recolección más frecuente) en cualquier momento del año, incluso durante la inscripción abierta. Aquellos que deseen optar por no recibir reciclaje o bajar de categoría el servicio de basura pueden hacerlo dos veces al año durante los períodos de inscripción designados a lo largo de los meses de febrero y octubre.

Existing customers: Click here to change Trash & Recycling options

New Residential Customers

Click here for a Utility Application for new service.


 The City offers customers the option to downgrade their trash and recycling service choices twice annually during designated enrollment periods in February and October.


The City’s curbside recycling service is single-stream recycling, which means all recyclable materials are placed into one bin by customers and transported to a materials sorting facility (MRF) where the recycling is sorted by type of material.


The Moab City Council established ambitious carbon reduction goals in 2017. Nationally, emissions from municipal solid waste account for approximately 14% of methane gas emissions.

Estimates show that the hauling, disposal, and storage of unrecycled material within Moab City accounts for approximately 10% to 12% of the City’s overall greenhouse gas emissions.

The current landfill diversion rate of less than 13% is well below the national rate of 35%, and per capita trash volumes exceed the national average by nearly 50%. Significantly increasing the amount of material diverted from the landfill results in less greenhouse gas emissions and a smaller carbon footprint.


  • Newspaper – including all inserts
  • Cardboard
  • Chipboard Boxes - Cereal & Tissue type
  • Magazines and Glossy Print
  • Junk Mail/Bulk Mixed paper
  • Office Paper - White & Colored
  • Tin Cans

  • Aluminum, steel, and empty aerosol cans 
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Plastic bottles and containers numbered 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 7
  • Aseptic Containers (milk, juice, broth, etc.)
  • Hot beverage cups

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