SLC Seeking Comments on Proposed Business Recycling Ordinance
Did you know? The waste diversion rate for Salt Lake City homes hovers around 38%. This means that roughly 38% of all waste collected through the City’s residential collection program is recycled or composted.
Now compare that to the estimated 10% diversion rate for Salt Lake City businesses.
In an effort to increase business and multi-family (i.e. apartment) recycling rates, Salt Lake City is proposing a new Business & Multi-Family Recycling Ordinance that would require property owners or managers where 4 or more cubic yards of solid waste are generated per week to:
- Subscribe to a recycling collection service from an authorized waste hauler.
- Designate area(s) for recycling containers.
- Implement a recycling program for use by occupants, employees or residents that is as convenient as trash collection.
- Distribute educational recycling information to occupants, employees or residents annually.
(If you are wondering, 4 cubic yards of waste is roughly equivalent to 8, 90-gallon residential curbside containers.)
There are exemptions, requirements for authorized haulers and requirements for special events included in the proposed ordinance.
Also, check out the handy infographic below!