Pop Up! CHaRMs

URA hosts multiple Pop Up! CHaRM collections. CHaRM stands for Collection of Hard to Recycle Materials. These events help residents repurpose and recycle materials that would otherwise be landfilled. The events accept a number of items, please click on the dropdown lists below to view everything we currently collect. Donations requested to help support this program. Residential materials only; no aggregate collections or business materials accepted, please.

PLEASE NOTE: URA’s list of accepted materials has changed. Please click on the dropdown lists below to review what we are currently able to recycle. We will continue to update this list as things evolve. 

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Upcoming CHaRM Dates:

Saturday, April 22nd, 2023 We’re partnering with Hogle Zoo for a very special Earth Day CHaRM at Party for the Planet! We’ll be in Hogle Zoo’s East Parking Lot from 10am-1pm to collect your hard to recycle materials. Be sure to check the list before you pack up your recyclables to be sure you have the latest on what we’re able to accept.

NEW MATERIALS ADDED! Please review the drop-down lists below for what we’re currently accepting.

Additional 2023 CHaRM dates & locations coming soon!

What items can I bring?

In order to be accepted, all excess liquids and product must be removed from the packaging. Clean, dry bottles, tubes, and packaging only.

Clear #1 Plastic Clamshells Only clear plastic containers that have the #1 recycling symbol (berry containers, salad greens containers, etc)

Clean Cosmetics Products & Packaging* lipsticks, eyeliner, mascara, etc.

Contact Lenses & Packaging

Hair Care Products & Packaging* all hair care bottles, caps, tubes, pumps

Plastic Wraps and Films stretchy plastics only, must be clean of all food/product

Plastic Bags stretchy plastic, not “crinkly”

Plastic Cereal Bags/Plastic Cereal Bag Liners

Skin Care Products & Packaging* balms, all bottles and tubes 

Styrofoam (We can only accept rigid block foam. Please remove all tape & stickers before bringing to us. No packing peanuts or food containers)

Toothpaste & Oral Care Products & Packaging* (all – tubes , toothbrushes, floss containers, packaging)

*All containers and packaging must be clean and dry. Packaging or containers with leftover product, food, or water cannot be accepted.

Batteries Please be sure to apply clear tape to the terminals on all lithium, lead acid, all batteries over 9 volts, and electronics batteries with a cracked plastic casing

Blankets & Sheets, Towels & Wash Cloths In good condition, stains ok but must be clean, no holes, rips or tears. NO wool or electric

Carpet Padding Padding only, we cannot accept carpet or other related materials

Cell Phones & Chargers

Clothing New or gently used clothing in good, clean condition for adults and children. This also includes shoes, belts, purses, hats, coats, and jackets. 

Cords & Cables

Eye Glasses must be in good, usable condition

Holiday/Patio/Decorative String Lights

Ink/Toner cartridges

Lightbulbs Household lightbulbs including incandescent, CFL, and LED. NO broken bulbs or fluorescent tubes

Mattresses Recycled through RecycleIT Mattress Recycling. A fee of $10 per mattress will be charged at drop-off.

Metal Bed Frames Frames only, no other bed parts or furnishings

Skis, Snowboards & Equipment Skis, snowboards, ski & snowboard boots, ski poles, bindings, and anything ski or snowboard related

Where are the items recycled?

Ace Disposal & Recycling

Clementine Ranch

Clever Octopus

First Unitarian Church (partnership with TerraCycle)

Liberty Tire LLC

Momentum Recycling

Pro Recycling Group

Recycle Utah



Redwood Recycling

Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective

Salt Lake Police Department

Utah Ski Trucks

Wasatch Resource Recovery