Ways To Reduce
Buy in Bulk:
Repair Before You Buy New
Unusual Materials to Reuse or Recycle
Automobiles - Batteries - Car Batteries - Rechargeable Batteries - Alkaline Batteries - Bikes and Bike Parts - Books - Cell Phones & Tablets - Compost - Eyeglasses - Food - Household Hazardous Waste - Light Bulbs - Medications - Metal Scrap - Motor Oil - Packing Materials - Paint - Plant Pots - Plastic Shopping Bags - Thrift Stores & Resale - Tires - Used Inkjet, Toner, and Printer Cartridges - Yard Waste
There are currently no local resources for car recycling. In an effort to help with Grand County code enforcement, an ad hoc group of community members, business owners and local government officials are working on raising money and making resources available to those wishing to get junk cars off their property and become code compliant but who lack the money to do so.
Trade Center Auto - 2236 Hwy 6 & 50, Grand Junction, CO - 970-243-1579 http://www.tradecenterauto.com
Trade Center Auto in Grand Junction accepts cars for salvage and can arrange for cars to be picked up in Moab, though there will be a substantial transportation cost. Please contact by phone before bringing cars in.
WabiSabi Moab - 435-259-2553 - www.wabisabimoab.org
Cars may be donated through a program that will then donate the proceeds of the sale of the car to WabiSabi. Contact WabiSabi for more information.
Napa Auto Parts - 65 W 200 S - 259-7195
Napa Auto Parts: http://www.hours-locations.com/napa-auto-parts/ut/moab/
Napa will accept car batteries for recycling during all open hours. There is no charge for this service, people do not need to buy a new battery or anything else from Napa.
The Community Recycle Center - 435-259-3867
Rechargeable batteries and other e-waste can be taken to the Community Recycle Center at 1000 E. Sand Flats Roab between 8 am and 1 pm every Saturday.
Royce’s Electronics - 435-259-6630
Rechargeable batteries and cellphones are accepted during business hours for recycling. This is a free service.
E-Waste - 1000 E. Sand Flats Rd. - 435-259-3867
Alkaline batteries (non automotive) can be taken to the Community Recycle Center between 8 am and 1 pm every Saturday
Bikes and Bike Parts
Moab Bike Fiend - 69 E Center St - 435-315-0002
Bike Fiend will accept used bikes and bike parts. Depending on the condition of the part and the needs of the program, bikes and parts can be reused as part of the Bike Co-Op. Please call ahead before bringing over bike parts.
WabiSabi Moab - 160 E 100 S - 435-259-3313
WabiSabi will accept any used bikes that are still in working condition. Sales from the WabiSabi thrift store help to fund community nonprofits like Moab Solutions, who brought you this website.
Books in good condition can be donated to WabiSabi or the Friends of the Library. Call the library at 435-259-1111.
Book Drop at the Community Recycle Center - 1000 Sand Flats Rd. - 435-259-3867. Soft back books can go in with the mixed paper, hardback books go in a separate box, between the entrance to the recycle center and the drop off area.
Cell Phones & Tablets
Community Recycle Center, e-waste drive. See information here.
Royce’s Electronics - 611 S Main St - 435-259-6630
People can drop off old cell phones to be recycled for free during all business hours.
Ensignal Verizon - 300 S Main St - 435-259-0303
Ensignal Verizon will buy back ipads, iphones, Androids, LGs, tablets and other types of smartphones. Payment will be in store credit, and varies based on the type and condition of the phone. Phones can be broken, cracked or water damaged and still potentially be available for buy-back. Flip phones, outdated smartphones, iPods and phones too damaged to be bought back can all be collected for recycling for no charge.
Composting for Restaurants or Businesses:
If you are a restaurant or other large producer of compost, please consider partnering with a local farm to collect restaurant scraps. For ideas of how to accomplish this please contact Shiree Duncan, a point person for many local food producers, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also see Yard Waste.
WabiSabi Moab - 160 E 100 S - 435-259-3313
Moab DMV in the County Building - 125 E Center St., 435-259-1327
Moab Regional Hospital - 450 W Williams Way
Dr. Hackney's Office - 3031 South Highway 191 in Moab, UT
Used eyeglasses can be dropped off at any of the above locations and are collected by the Lions Club to be redistributed to people in need.
Lion’s Club Eyeglass Recycling Program - http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/how-we-serve/health/sight/eyeglass-recycling.php
Food - How to get it and where to donate it.
Moab Food Bank - 56 N 200 E - Open Tuesday & Thursday 10am-Noon ONLY
If you would like to make a donation, call during business hours, which are currently Tuesday and Thursday between 10am and noon or call during other times and leave a message. You may be able to make arrangements to drop off donations at times outside of business hours. 435-259-6456
Almost anything edible can be donated unless it is expired. Open packages usually cannot be donated, but some produce items may be accepted. For example, an open bag of carrots. Produce that is in good shape will be accepted. Baby food, formula and supplements can be accepted as long as they are not expired. Vitamins and protein drinks cannot be accepted. Leftovers from restaurants or catered events cannot be accepted.
Community Rebuilds - 435-260-0501 - email@example.com - http://www.communityrebuilds.org
On a case-by-case basis, Community Rebuilds may be able to accept leftovers from restaurants, races or catered events. This food will be given to interns currently living in Moab to work on Community Rebuilds building projects.
Moab Valley Multicultural Center - 435-259-5444 - 156 N 100 W - firstname.lastname@example.org
The Multicultural center operates a food bank through their own program. Contact them to see if they are accepting donations for their food bank.
Household Hazardous Waste
Yearly Household Hazardous Waste Drive at the Community Recycle Center - 1000 East Sand Flats Road
This year, due to the pandemic, the Solid Waste District's Household Hazardous Waste collection day has been moved to November 7. Please check the District's website for updates on this event here. This event is free to the public, but not commercial entities. Small quantity generators may be able to contract separately with the vendor.
Many types of Household Hazardous Waste can be recycled such as gasoline/fuels, antifreeze, solvents/thinners, all-purpose cleaners, aerosol cans, pesticides/herbicides, glues/adhesives, fluorescent light bulbs, mercury thermometers, photographic chemicals, smoke detectors, paints/stains, motor oil/lubricants, batteries, glass bottles and jars, compressed gas tanks/propane tanks, and small household size fire extinguishers. DO NOT BRING: containers over 5 gallons, ammunition, explosives, asbestos, biomedical, radioactive waste, construction or demolition materials, tires, prescription medications, business or commercial waste or unknown or unlabeled substances.
How should you pack your waste?
If possible, leave in original containers with labels intact, or mark containers if labels are missing. Ensure all containers are capped or sealed and transport in a cardboard box lined with newspaper. Containers must be deposited with waste materials, they cannot be returned.Do not mix waste types.
How much does it cost? This Drive has been free to the public in the past and is subsidized by landfill fees managed by the District. Donations from participants is accepted since no tax money is used to provide this service.
E-Waste Saturdays at the Recycle Center - 1000 Sand Flats Rd. - 435-259-3867
Fluorescent light bulbs can be taken to the Community Recycle Center between 8 am and 1 pm every Saturday.
Grand County Sheriff’s Office - 25 S 100 E, 435-259-8115 between 8 and 5
They won’t be recycled, but the Grand County Sheriff’s Office will take any expired or unwanted prescription or other-the-counter drugs in pill or capsules form (no liquids, creams or needles), and have them safely incinerated by the Drug Enforcement Administration.
The Moab Landfill accepts scrap metal for free. See landfill hours here. Scrap steel must be free of other debris and materials. Old lawn mowers and other equipment are accepted as longs as all fluids have been removed/drained. Non-freon containing appliances are accepted as long as they do not contain polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Freon-containing appliances are accepted at the Monument Waste Transfer Station.
Monument Waste / Transfer Station - 2295 S Hwy 191 - 435-259-6314 - https://monumentwaste.com
Monument waste will collect any type of metal for recycling. This includes all appliances. Due to the low price of scrap metal, Monument will not pay anyone for metal they drop off. People will be charged $5 for appliances that are not refrigerators. There will be a $40 charge for recycling refrigerators to cover the cost of freon removal.
Lube It Express - 655 S Main, 435-259-7800
Can bring by motor oil from any vehicle during all shop hours. There is no charge to drop off used motor oil.
Moab Power Sports - 1082 S Main, 435-259-7800
Accepts motor oil and coolant from motorcycles and ATVs.
Canyonlands Copy Center - 375 S Main St. - 435-259-8431
Canyonlands Copy Center will accept packing materials including bubble wrap, packing peanuts in containers, and paper packaging. Call for details.
Sore No More - 1101 S Murphy Lane - 435-259-5931
Sore No More may accept certain types of packing materials for reuse. Call for details.
Paint that is still usable:
WabiSabi Moab - 160 E 100 S - 435-259-3313
WabiSabi will accept any paint containers that are partially full and still usable.
Paint that is dried out or unusable:
See “Household Hazardous Waste” page
Wildland Scapes Nursery - 1471 E Mill Creek Dr - 435-259-0820
Will accept all sizes of trays from seedling to tree-size. They can also reuse some irrigation supplies. Call for details.
Plastic Shopping Bags
City Market - 425 S Main St - 435-259-5181
City Market collects plastic bags for recycling in a bin inside the store. They will also collect cereal, bread, produce and other similar bags.
Thrift Stores & Resale
WabiSabi - http://www.wabisabimoab.org - 160 E 100 S
Donation Policy - https://www.wabisabimoab.com/#/thrift-store-and-donations/
Donation Hours are subject to change. Please call 435-259-3313 for accurate information.
Supporting WabiSabi also supports community non-profits, including Moab Solutions. Shop and donate at Wabi, then vote for Moab Solutions with your token and a portion of Wabi's profits will go to Moab Solutions! If you need materials for your non-profit that Wabi sells, contact them about their community donations program.
Moab Gear Trader - http://moabgeartrader.com/ - 300 S Main
Used outdoor gear and clothing are sold as consignment or purchased for cash or store credit.
Consignment sale policy: http://moabgeartrader.com/sell/
The Remnant Vintage Thrift - https://www.facebook.com/TheRemnantVintageThrift/ - 350 N 500 W
Experts in estate sales and storage auctions. They can help you when you’re dealing with an entire house or storage unit full of items you do not want.
The Little Suitcase - https://www.facebook.com/TheLittleSuitcaseMoab/ - Bittle Ln (behind Rick’s Glass)
Resale boutique, accepts donations.
Moab Classifieds and Free4Free Facebook Groups
Join any of these facebook groups to connect to people directly about things they are trying to buy, sell or give away:
Moab Classifieds Ads - https://www.facebook.com/groups/401763546572099/
Moab Classified Ads - https://www.facebook.com/groups/moabclassifieds/
Free4Free Moab Community Recycling - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1436823633286947/
Moab Landfill - Sand Flats Rd. - 435-259-3867
Tires are accepting for recycling at the Moab Landfill for a fee depending on the size and type of tire.
Tire smaller than 16.5” rim diameter - $3 per tire
Tire larger than 16.5” - $6 per tire
Bulk loads, semi-truck and industrial equipment tires - $25 per cubic yard.
Grand Tire Pros - 312 N Main St - 435-259-7909
Grand Tire Pros will accept old tires for recycling at all hours they are open for a charge of $3 per tire.
Bike Tires and Tubes:
Moab Cyclery - 391 S Main St - 1-800-559-1978
Used bike tires and tubes can be dropped off at any point during business hours.
Used Inkjet, Toner, and Printer Cartridges
Desert West - 53 W 100 S - 435-259-5735
Desert West accepts almost all printers, toners and inkjet cartridges for recycling. Some toner cartridges from large office printers cannot be accepted. Call if you have questions.
Solid Waste District's Moab Landfill 1000 Sand Flats Rd.
The SWD is collecting green/clean yard waste for a charge of $8 per cubic yard of material.
Leaves, Limbs, Vegetative, etc.. are accepted. No debris, dirt, gravel, bags, twine, etc..
The SWD now has clean mulch available for sale at the Moab Landfill, or for delivery to your site. See information about Moab Landfill hours here or contact the District for more information at 435-259-3867.
Triassic - 435-259-4912 - http://triassicstone.com
Triassic will accept almost all types of yard waste from trees. If it is a large stump or tree trunk, it could be repurposed into art or functional home products. If it is too small, it can be chipped into mulch or chopped for firewood. There is no charge to drop off yard/tree waste. Please contact Triassic first to set an appointment by calling 435-259-4912 or e-mailing email@example.com.
Youth Garden Project - 530 S 400 E - 435-259-2326 - http://www.youthgardenproject.org
YGP will periodically accept clean leaves for composting and use in their gardens. Call ahead to make sure that leaves are currently being accepted.
Also see Compost.