Curbside Trash & Recycling Services

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

Residential customers must select their trash and recycling options by May 1, 2019. Customers who do not make their selection by May 1 will automatically be enrolled in weekly trash collection service with a 95-gallon can, and every-other-week recycling service. 


Under the new fee schedule, residential customers can choose to receive trash collection service weekly or every other week as well as a choice of either a 65-gallon or 95-gallon trash bin. (The current trash bin size is 95 gallons.)

The new cost for weekly trash service will be $16 to $18 monthly, and the cost for trash service every other week will be $12 to $14 monthly, depending on the size of the garbage bin.

Curbside recycling collection will occur every other week and will cost an additional $12 per month. A separate 95-gallon recycling bin is included with this service.

The City of Moab encourages those who opt out of our residential curbside recycling program to still collect and take their recyclable materials to the Community Recycling Center on Sand Flats Road. 


Residential customers can choose to decline recycling service prior to the start of the new residential service contract on June 1, 2019. Customers who do not opt out will automatically be enrolled in the recycling program.  

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


The City’s curbside recycling service will be 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.

Recycling Collection Schedule

Residential recycling will be collected every other week on the same day as a City resident's regular trash pickup. 

(click image to open the 2019 recycling schedule)

2019 Recycle Schedule-Moab-Website


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 beverage containers
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Plastic bottles & tubs (#1 and #2 only)
  • Aseptic Containers (milk, juice, broth, etc.)
  • Styrofoam "packing blocks" only - No packing peanuts, cups or plates
  • Hot beverage cups

Recycling Decal-Imprint