Salt Lake City To Temporarily Suspend Curbside Compost Can Collection (Winter 2016)
Update (2/22/2016): Due to warming weather conditions, Salt Lake City will resume curbside compost can collection on Monday, February 29, 2016.
Starting January 25, 2016, service for your brown curbside compost can will be temporarily suspended until April 4, 2016. The suspension will enable Salt Lake City to streamline operations and reduce air pollutants during the winter inversion season.
During snowy winter months, demand for the brown cans is low. Just 1% of all curbside compost cans were set out last winter. Suspending collection of compost cans will result in a reduction of 1, 070 pounds of criteria air pollutants and over 147,000 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions.
If the City experiences a significant thaw, operations may be reinstated before April 4, 2016. Residents are welcome to call (801) 535-6999 with questions, or visit SLCgreen.com.