Curbside Trash & Recycling Services

The City of Moab offers a recycling service option as part of the City’s waste-hauling contract. 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. 

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. 

Existing customers: Click here to change Trash & Recycling options

New Residential Customers

Click here for a Utility Application for new service.


Residential customers may receive trash collection service weekly or every other week as well as choosing either a 65-gallon or 95-gallon trash bin. (The standard trash bin size is 95 gallons.)

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

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