Curbside Trash & Recycling Services

The Moab City Council recently voted to add 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. 

Cost for Recycling & Trash 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 new cost for weekly trash service will be $16 to $18 monthly, and the cost for trash service every other week would 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. 

Residential customers currently pay $17 per month for weekly trash collection. Under the new contract, those who choose trash collection every other week and opt out for recycling service will save $3 to $5 per month. The City of Moab encourages those who opt out of our residential curbside recycling program to take their recyclable materials to the Community Recycling Center on Sand Flats Road. 

opt-out Residential Recycling

Residential customers can choose to decline recycling service prior to the start of the new residential service contract on June 1, 2019. Customers may also choose to opt out by July 31, 2019, during a special, one-time grace period. 

The City will then offer the opt-out option twice annually during designated enrollment periods. 

Additional information will be posted on this page in the near future. 


The City of Moab requires weekly garbage collection for all residences and businesses within the city limits. 

The collection, transport, and disposal of solid waste in the City is administered via a franchise agreement with a service provider.

The City has not solicited formal proposals for service since 1999. In 2018, the City sent out a request for proposals for service and received one qualified response. The new franchise agreement updates and revises the City’s approach to trash and recycling service within City limits.

Materials that will be accepted for single-stream Curbside recycling

Recycling Decal-Imprint