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 welcome to help continue these collections. Residential materials only; no business materials accepted.

DUE TO COVID-19 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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2022 CHaRM Dates:

Saturday, April 16th, 9am-3pm at Alta Ski Area: Mini-CHaRM accepting skis, snowboards, poles, boots, and ski/snowboard helmets to be repurposed by Utah Ski Trucks. 

Saturday, April 23rd, 9am-1pm at The Neighborhood Hive, 2065 E, 2100 S, SLC in partnership with Hello!Bulk. 

Saturday, June 18th, 9am-1pm at The Neighborhood Hive, 2065 E, 2100 S, SLC in partnership with Hello!Bulk. NEW MATERIALS ADDED! Please review the drop-down lists below for what we’re currently accepting.

September & Winter 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.

Clamshells (Only clear plastic containers that have the #1 recycling symbol)

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

Contact Lenses & Packaging

Hair Care Products & Packaging* (all 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

Razors & Packaging

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 

Baseball Caps & Trucker Hats (Unworn, good/like new condition. Logos ok)

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) 

Bicycles & Bicycle Parts/Accessories

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

Brita Filters (Brita brand only)

Cell Phones & Chargers

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

Cords & Cables

Craft Supplies: Sketchbooks, Beads, Charms, Jewelry Making, Easels, Canvas (new and used), Embroidery, Yarn, Knitting, Sewing Notions, Fabric (over 1 yard, no scraps), Fine Art Supplies

Empty Pens/Writing Instruments, Glue Sticks, Watercolor Sets, Paint Sets

Expired Canned & Dry Storage Foods Please do not bring us your #10 cans (the really big ones!) 

Eye Glasses (in good, usable condition)

Holiday/Patio/Decorative String Lights

Ink/Toner cartridges

Leather Scraps (12″x12″ or larger, no stains or smells, no synthetic)

Lightbulbs (household lightbulbs including incandescent, CFL, and LED. We will not accept any broken bulbs)

Musical Instrument Strings (All kinds, nylon& steel)

Pillows (must be clean, NO down)

Reusable Bags (clean, usable condition)

Skis & Snowboards


Where are the items recycled?

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