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Collections Division
153 N 1400 W
Logan, UT 84321-3740
(435) 716-9755

Office Hours:
  Monday through Friday
  8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Landfill Hours:
  Monday through Saturday
  8:00 am to 5:30 pm

Waste Facilities

The Logan Landfill was established in 1960 and has been serving Cache County residents since 1973. The estimated closure date for the landfill is 2022. The services offered at Logan Landfill have continued to grow and change over the years with the addition of our Household Hazardous Waste Facility and Green Waste facility. Because the landfill is nearing capacity, we are currently in the process of permitting the North Valley Landfill and building a transfer station at the Logan Landfill. Please see the links below for more information about our facilities.



Logan Landfill
North Valley Landfill
Green Waste Facility @ Logan Landfill
Construction & Demolition Waste Disposal @ Logan Landfill
Asbestos Disposal @ Logan Landfill
Household Hazardous Waste Facility @ Logan Landfill
Landfill Mall & ReUse Shed @ Logan Landfill
Logan Landfill

The Logan Landfill was established in 1960 and has been serving Cache County residents since 1973. The estimated closure date for the landfill is 2022. Look at our Integrated Municipal Waste Management Campus Plan to see what will happen to the landfill post-closure. Our landfill is approximately 65 feet tall and 85 acres large. We process nearly 250 tons of material each working day.


The landfill is open from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Saturday.


We are closed on the following holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Pioneer Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. The landfill closes early (at 2:00 pm) on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve. Please see our holiday schedule for more information.


All loads entering and exiting the landfill must be covered. A fee will be charged for uncovered loads.


Services
We offer the following services to Cache County residents:

Waste Disposal (rates and fees below)
Household Hazardous Waste Disposal
ReUse Shed & Landfill Mall
Green Waste Facility
Asbestos Disposal
Construction & Demolition Waste
Free Landfill Tours

Groundwater Reports

The City is required to monitor groundwater at the landfill in both the spring and the fall to ensure that the landfill is not contaminating the groundwater. Wells have been drilled both upgradient and downgradient of the landfill and have been monitored since 1993. For additional information regarding groundwater monitoring standards, procedures and results, please contact Alexandra Rasband at (435) 716-9756.


Logan Landfill
Fall 2012
Spring 2013


See what will happen to our landfill when it closes by looking at our Integrated Municipal Waste Management Campus plan developed in February 2010.


Landfill fees are as follows:


Prices are the same for all residents of Cache County

Landfill Fees as of July 1, 2006

Uncovered load fee* $10.00
Minimum Fee $10.00
General refuse $29.00 per ton
Construction & Demolition Debris $21.00 per ton
Pallets $9.00 per ton
Asbestos & asbestos contaminated materials $500.00 per ton
Dead Animals FREE
Medical & Infectious Waste $17.00 per yard
Anything requiring a special handling fee, such as sludge, contaminated soils, etc. $17.50 per ton + tonnage
Pressurized bottles such as fire extinguishers, propane bottles, etc. $10.00 per unit
Refrigerators & A/C units (untagged) $30.00 per unit
Car tire (15 inches or less) $2.00 per tire
Truck tire (15 inches to 20 inches) $5.00 per tire
Truck tire (20 inches to 25 inches) $10.00 per tire
Tractor tire (any tire over 25 inches) $100.00 per tire
Tire Rim $5.00 per rim
Household Hazardous Waste FREE
Commercial Hazardous Waste Not Accepted
Recycling Center FREE
Disposal of clean Green Waste materials FREE
6'X8' Tarp $4.00 each
Sanitary booties   $1.00 per pair
Purchases from Landfill Mall $5.00 per lot

*All materials entering or leaving the Logan Landfill must be covered or customers may be subject to pay an uncovered load fee.

It has been a long process to site a new landfill in Cache County. You can find information about the North Valley Landfill by clicking here.


At this time, we are well on our way to having a permit for the North Valley Landfill. We expect to begin hauling waste from Cache County to the North Valley Landfill within the next three to five years. If you have specific questions about the North Valley Landfill, please see the FAQ section below.


North Valley Landfill FAQ

How much longer will the current Cache County landfill be operating?

The current landfill is scheduled to be closed in 2022. However, we will begin closing the landfill as soon as a new Cache County landfill is open and operational. We hope to begin closing the current Cache County landfill within the next five years.

What will happen to our current landfill?

We will continue to use the current landfill for construction and demolition (C&D) waste disposal. Once the final capacity of the landfill is reached, it will be closed according to Federal and State regulations. Utah Administrative Code R315-302-2 outlines the general closure and post-closure requirements.

The current landfill will be closed in multiple stages. For each stage we are required to design and install a final cover system. The final cover system, at a minimum, must consist of:
  1. An infiltration layer that is at least 18 inches thick and uses soil types that limit permeability
  2. An erosion layer on top of the infiltration layer that consists of a minimum of 6 inches of soil that is suitable for growing native plants in order to aid in minimizing erosion.

The landfill, once covered, will have a grade of 3,5, and 10% in order to allow stormwater run-off with minimal erosion.

What happens after the landfill is closed?

We are required to provide post-closure activitires for continued facility maintenance and monitoring of landfill gasses, land, and water for 30 years or as long as the Executive Secretary determines is necessary for the facility.

According to the EPA, Post-closure care may include:
  • Groundwater and surface water monitoring
  • Leachate collection and treatment
  • Gas monitoring
  • Maintenance of the facility
  • Minimize infiltration of precipitation into the waste
  • Promote good surface drainage
  • Resist erosion
  • Control landfill gas migration and/or enhance recovery
  • Separate waste from vectors (e.g. animals and insects)
  • Improve aesthetics
  • Minimize long-term maintenance
  • Any activity required by the Executive Secretary to protect human health and the environment
  • Consider final use of the property.

We are currently in the process of developing and finalizing our landfill closure plan which must be approved by the State Regulator.

How much does it cost to close a landfill?

We expect landfill closure to cost approximately 7 million dollars according to 2007 estimates. Landfill management requires that you begin saving for closure costs when a landfill is opened.

Where will the new landfill be located?

As of right now, the new Cache County landfill will be located approximately 5 miles north of the town Clarkston, UT near the Utah/Idaho border and will be called the North Valley Landfill. Recently, the Box Elder County Commissioners declined to provide us with a proposal for a two county landfill in Box Elder County.

Where will I drop off garbage?

All customers will drop off garbage at the current location, but in a transfer station. Transfer stations are large warehouse type buildings with cement floors. They make waste disposal cleaner and more convenient than a traditional landfill setting. At this time, the new landfill will not be open for business to the public.

Where will I drop off green waste?

Our green waste facility will remain at the current location, 1400 W 200 N in Logan.

Where will I drop off household hazardous waste?

Our Household Hazardous waste area will remain at the current location, 1400 W 200 N in Logan, and be open the same hours as the transfer station.

Where will I drop off construction and demolition (C&D) waste?

C&D will remain at the current location, 1400 W 200 N in Logan. C&D will continue to be disposed of in the current landfill until the landfill capacity is reached.

Will you still offer tours of the landfill?

At this time, we will not be offering tours of the new landfill, however, we will offer tours of the transfer station, green waste facility, and the household hazardous waste facility.

How did you decide on where to place the new landfill?

The landfill siting process has been ongoing for nearly 10 years. We contracted HDR Engineering to perform the siting study (the full report can be seen here).

HDR Engineering, through scientific studies, narrowed a potential site list from 20 potential locations to six locations. Additionally, we created a Citizens Advisory Committee and held numerous public meetings that helped to inform the final decision. Please see the complete study for more information about the siting process.

How do we know the new landfill site is safe?

The EPA and the State of Utah have requirements and standards that must be kept when operating a landfill. For the State of Utah, Title R315 of the Utah Administrative Code contains solid waste laws and rules. Engineers and scientists along with the State of Utah have performed and will continue to perform numerous tests at this location to ensure all requirements and standards are met. We are committed to protecting human health and the environment.

When do you expect the new landfill to be in operation?

We expect the new landfill to be in operation in approximately 2015 or 2016.

Will garbage collection cost more with the new landfill?

We do not anticipate any rate increases at this time, however, we cannot guarantee a rate increase will not go into effect.

How many trucks will go to the new landfill per day?

We estimate approximately 10 to 15 trucks per day.

The Green Waste Facility is operated by the Logan Landfill and has been in operation since 1994! Over the years we have grown and expanded both our composting facilities and the range of products we offer for sale. All acceptable green waste materials can be disposed of for FREE. However, all loads entering and exiting the landfill must be CLEAN material (meaning free of contamination or general garbage). Additionally, all loads entering and exiting the landfill must be covered. There is a $10.00 fee charged for all uncovered loads. Tarps (6'x8') are available for sale at the Scalehouse for $4.00 for anyone who forgets to bring a tarp to cover their material leaving the Green Waste Facility.


You can bring bagged materials into the green waste area, but we ask that you remove the bags as you dispose of the material.


If you are looking for information about curbside green waste collection, please see our website.


Materials Accepted at the Green Waste Facility:

  • Grass
  • Leaves
  • Clean Hay & Straw
  • Branches
  • Shrubs
  • Garden Waste

Materials Not Accepted in the Green Waste Facility:

  • Rocks
  • Gravel
  • Dirt
  • Sod
  • Tree Root Balls
  • Painted or Treated Wood
  • Anything over 6 ft. in length or 36 inches in diameter
  • Glass
  • Garbage

All materials deposited at the green waste facility are turned into products for sale to the public. Please see the list and fees below:


Products available for sale: (A full size or 8 foot bed truck will hold 2 yards.)

Compost $20.00 per yard
Color Wood Chips (black & brown) $30.00 per yard
Premium Mulch $16.00 per yard
Medium Mulch $12.00 per yard
Evergreen Mulch $10.00 per yard
Fine Screen Pallet Wood Chips $10.00 per yard
Coarse Shredded Tree Mulch $8.00 per yard
Firewood* $10.00 per cord
Tarp (6' x 8') (compost point card does not apply) $4.00 each
Bagged Compost $1.50 per cubic foot

*Please remember that customers must fill out a chainsaw waiver form to cut firewood at the Landfill. The Green Waste Operators will not cut or load firewood.


Learn how to compost at home, click here for a printable information sheet.

Construction and Demolition waste can be handled more efficiently in our Construction and Demolition (C&D) Landfill. As a result, it is a bit cheaper for you to dispose of waste here. The C&D landfill is located at the Logan Landfill (1400 W 200 N in Logan) and is open from 8 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Saturday.


Construction and Demolition materials are generally items disposed of during construction and demolition projects. As a general rule, if it can blow away, it is not accepted in the C&D landfill. The rates are as follows:



Dumping Fee: $21.00 per ton

Uncovered load Fee: $10.00



Acceptable Construction Debris:

  • Bricks
  • Rocks
  • Concrete
  • Asphalt
  • Fencing
  • PVC Piping
  • Roofing Shingles
  • Tree Root Balls
  • Sheet Rock

Unacceptable Materials:

  • Plastic
  • Insulation
  • Cardboard
  • Hazardous Waste
  • General Garbage

WHAT IS ASBESTOS?


Asbestos can be found in a variety of materials, please scroll down for some great links on asbestos. Asbestos can be hazardous to your health and requires special handling. If you plan on remodeling or renovating any structure, you may be subject to State and/or Federal regulations requiring inspection for asbestos. Call Utah Department of Environmental Quality (UDEQ) at (801) 536-4000 for more information.


To dispose of Asbestos at the Logan Landfill, you must fill out the appropriate paperwork prior to bringing asbestos to the landfill.


Click here for appropriate forms.


The disposal fee for Asbestos is: $500.00/ton plus a $17.50/ton special handling fee. Please notify the Logan Landfill 24 hours prior to disposal. The Landfill Scalehouse phone number is (435) 716-9777.


For further questions, please feel free to contact the following individuals:
Logan Landfill Scalehouse: (435) 716-9777
Logan Landfill Manager Carl Francis: (435) 716-9794
Solid Waste Crew Chief Warren Hullinger: (435) 713-6686
UDEQ General Asbestos Question & Certifications: (801) 536-4000



PROPER DISPOSAL


For Homeowners:


All friable asbestos materials must be brought to an approved dumping area, such as the Logan Landfill for proper disposal.  You are not required to hire a certified asbestos removal contractor, however, removing it yourself is strongly NOT recommended as the health risks associated with asbestos are great.  The Utah Department of Air Quality (UDEQ) has information on how to properly remove asbestos yourself.  Click here for asbestos removal information . The asbestos waste needs to be in a leak-proof airtight container (or for homeowners, at least double bagged) with a label indicating whom, what and where the materials came from. The Logan Landfill needs 24 hours notice for the incoming materials.



For Contractors, Businesses & Rental Properties:


Asbestos containing materials that are regulated or that may become regulated must be removed by a certified asbestos removal contractor to an approved dumping area, such as the Logan Landfill for proper disposal.  Regulations require that all friable asbestos materials be placed in a leak-proof airtight container and labeled as to whom, what and where the materials came from.  The Logan Landfill needs 24 hours notice for the incoming materials.

Click here for information from UDEQ.



YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ASBESTOS AT THESE WEBSITES:


Where can Asbestos be Found? (EPA 2009, click here for the reference)

When Can It Be A Problem? (EPA 2009, click here for the reference & more great information)


KNOWN HEALTH CONCERNS


The inhalation of asbestos fibers can cause serious illnesses which include: malignant mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis (also called pneumoconiosis). Friability in asbestos means that it is susceptible to be airborne. When asbestos is found to be in a state in which it is non- friable and unlikely to become friable, the present trend is to leave it alone. Sometimes removal of non-friable asbestos from buildings can increase rather than decrease the chances for exposure to friable asbestos. If it is found to be friable (crumbling and powdery, or of a type that by its very nature is likely to become airborne), removal is frequently the only answer. If you have asbestos in your house, a certified specialist can remove it for you. Click here for a list of certified specialists in Utah.

Because we operate a "sanitary landfill", no hazardous waste is allowed to enter the landfill. We have inspectors that do random checks for household hazardous waste that is entering the waste stream multiple times each day. Keeping household hazardous waste out of our landfill is not only a legal requirement; it also protects the local environment, water supply, and the health and safety of our employees.


If you have household hazardous waste in your home, please separate it and bring it to the Logan Landfill Household Hazardous Waste Facility. Most hazardous materials do not have a fee for disposal for residential customers. Commercial customers must dispose of their own hazardous materials.


If a container is empty, unless the packaging states otherwise, it can go out with your regular trash. Please do not dump chemicals or pills down your drain.


There are several drop sites throughout Cache County for proper medication disposal. Information can be found at the Bear River Health Department by following this link: Medication Disposal Drop Sites.


These Items are FREE to dispose of at the landfill:

  • Antifreeze
  • Batteries (vehicle & household)
  • Bleach
  • Computers & computer monitors
  • Fertilizers and other yard chemicals
  • Gasoline & unwanted fuels
  • Household Cleaning Agents
  • Insecticides/ Pesticides / Fungicides
  • Items that contain MERCURY: thermostats , thermometers , & fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs).
  • Motor Oil
  • (limit of 5 gallons/day per resident or 55 gallons/day per farmer)

  • Paint
  • Paint thinner
  • Pool & Spa Chemicals
  • Propane Cylinders
  • Tagged A/C or refrigeration unit w/ certificate of Freon removal
  • Television
  • Transmission fluid
  • Any product with the words Caution, Warning, or Danger on the label

Household Hazardous Waste Pricing Schedule:

FEES
Tagged A/C or Refrigeration units
(with certificate of Freon removal)
FREE
Materials considered Household Hazardous Waste *** FREE
Car tire (15 inches or less) $2.00 per tire
Truck tire (15 inches to 20 inches) $5.00 per tire
Truck tire (20 inches to 25 inches) $10.00 per tire
Tractor tire (any tire over 25 inches) $100.00 per tire
Tire Rim $5.00 per rim
Asbestos $500.00/ton plus $17.50/ton special handling fee
Untagged A/C or Refrigeration units
(with Freon still inside)
$30.00

Follow the links for more information about household hazardous waste:



Think about alternatives to chemicals that you may use in your home. For example, there are several natural cleaning supply recipes and pest control remedies on line. Be creative! You just may save money and feel better about cleaning your home without chemicals.

We created the Landfill Mall and ReUse shed as a means to divert materials from the landfill. Take advantage of these program to get great used materials at a very low cost!


The Landfill Mall

The Landfill Mall is a great way to recycle usable household items. The Landfill Mall takes items in good condition for reuse by other customers. Landfill Attendants will make determination of acceptable items for drop-off. All items are $5 each or $5/lot depending on the type of material. We now have a variety of lumber for sale at a reduced rate.

Instructions for Purchasing Reuseable Items

  • Come down to the Landfill to view the items available in our Landfill Mall. Please note: stock changes daily!
  • Pay $5.00 per item - First come first serve
  • The Logan City Landfill is not responsible for non-working items. All products are sold on an "as is" basis. No refunds will be given.

Please note: We do not service any items. Please do not call for service on items that you purchase from the landfill mall such as computers or appliances.


To donate to the Landfill Mall

You must show items that you will be donating to the landfill attendant at the scalehouse. All items must be in working order, or they will not be accepted. Scalehouse attendants have final say. Items such as computers and electronics that cannot be stored outside in the rain will be accepted by appointment only. The following items can be taken:

  • Construction materials
  • Furniture
  • Major appliances (stoves, dishwashers, washers, dryers, refigerators, Freezers, microwaves - All refigerators, freezers, and AC Units will be charged a $30 handling Fee)
  • Gardening supplies & hand tools
  • Televisions, computers, & other electronics
  • Sporting goods & bicycles
  • New automotive parts

ReUse Shed

The Household Hazardous Waste facility began its REUSE program March 23, 2009. Until recently, all household hazardous waste that came into the facility were either recycled or incinerated. Any Cache County resident aged 18 years and older can now come down to the facility located at the landfill and take (at no charge) certain unused or partially used household products that have been donated to the facility. Customers picking up products for reuse must fill out a liability waiver. We will be diverting items such as paint, pesticides, motor oil, spa chemicals and other household cleaners, etc. out of the waste stream to be used for the purpose intended instead of being so wasteful. The REUSE shed is open 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday thru Saturday. Please call our Household Hazardous Waste Facility at (435) 713-6686 for more information.


If you have household hazardous waste that you need to dispose of and think that it might be a good candidate for the REUSE shed, talk to the employees at the scalehouse.