The Washington County Solid Waste District has implemented a County-wide drop off recycling program. The program provides areas throughout the county where residents can take recyclable materials for collection. The drop off location in Springdale is on Lion Blvd., just past the Town Park. There is a large dirt parking area on the right side of the road. Seven recycling containers, called "Binnies", are located on the side of the parking area.
The following materials can be put into the Binnies for recycling:
Mixed metal, mixed plastic, mixed paper and glass. Please click here for a chart of recyclable materials.
The materials collected will be sold by the District and the money collected will be returned to the various communities to support local projects. The Town Council has directed that money from the recycling program will be used to fund the Zion Canyon Community Trail project.
A complete list of materials, plus a list of other recycling areas in the County may be found at the District website. Please click here to go to the District recycling page.
The District has recently added several cardboard collection sites for recycling corrugated cardboard. The sites are Harmons on 700 South, Albertsons in Washington, Albertsons on Sunset and Lin's Marketplace on Sunset. Independent of the District, Republic Services has provided the Town of Springdale with a cardboard recycling bin that is located next to the binnies. Cardboard material must be flattened to fit into the bin.
The Town of Springdale supports recycling and encourages residents, businesses and visitors to recycle.
BluCan, the County's curbside recycling program, is a partnership between Washington County Solid Waste, Dixie Waste and several communities in Washington Counnty, including Springdale. Please visit the BluCan site here for information on the program, routes and pick up days, and what can and cannot be recycled in the BluCan.
Saving landfill space will make a significant impact for the area. While the current landfill has many years of use remaining, the value of reducing the current stream of waste to lengthen its life and preserve land space benefits future generations.
This concept of better landfill use was the inspiration behind the naming of BluCan, the BLU standing for Better Landfill Utilization.
Other methods for recycling exist beyond the residential drop off program. Various companies in the County provide drop off and curb-side recycling opportunities.
Allied Waste Services - Automated curbside program
96 gallon recycling container, similar in size to regular trash can. Picked up every other week. Comingled recycling - plastics, aluminum, tin, steel, paper and cardboard can be mixed in the single container (does not take glass). Fee is $8 per month, billed quarterly.
Blue Sky Recycling of Southern Utah - Residential Pick-up Service
Once a week, put everything in one bin, and they do the sorting for you. Most materials collected are not sold and therefore must charge a fee just to provide the service. The fee is $20 per month for a weekly pickup.
Blue Sky Information Sheet
Dixie Metal Recycling
46 North 900 East, St. George
This business is located off the boulevard in St. George. They pay for metals and will take donations for Habitat for Humanity.
Robinson Supply & Recycling
358 North 200 West, Cedar City
Located in the industrial area of Cedar City. This business has recently changed ownership. The new owners are excited to be a part of the recycling effort in Iron County. They pay for most metals. Please call them for special requests.
Rocky Mountain Recycling
820 North 1080 East, St. George
Located in the industrial area of St. George. There is a roundabout for the public to drop of their recycling. For businesses, there is a place to drop of larger quantities of paper and cardboard and metals. Please contact them for prices.