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. 

Sign up for our Trash Talk Series events and monthly newsletter to get updates on CHaRMs, info on what to do with the hard to recycle materials you have at home now, and to be the first to know when we are able to bring back additional materials to be recycled.

Check back for future dates, locations, and updates to our lists of acceptable item

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.

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

Contact Lenses & Packaging

Hair Care Products & Packaging* (all bottles, caps, tubes, pumps)

Plastic Wraps and Films

Plastic Bags (stretchy plastic, not “crinkly”)

Plastic Cereal Bags/Plastic Cereal Bag Liners

Razors & Packaging

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

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)

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

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/Packaged Foods

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)

Musical Instrument Strings (All kinds, nylon& steel)

Pharmaceuticals

Pillows (NO down)

Reusable Bags (clean, usable condition)

Skis & Snowboards

Tires (max 4 per household; $2 per tire)

Where are the items recycled?

Clementine Ranch

Clever Octopus

Liberty Tire LLC

Momentum Recycling

Pro Recycling Group

Redwood Recycling

Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective

Salt Lake Police Department

Ski Trucks

Wasatch Resource Recovery

WinCo