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Renters in Salt Lake City: Tell your Property Manager about the New Recycling Ordinance


Do you live in an apartment in Salt Lake City that does not offer recycling?

We’re currently in an education-phase of bringing recycling to more properties and residents in Salt Lake City, based on a new business and multi-family recycling ordinance passed in December 2015 by the Salt Lake City Council.

Can you help us spread the word?

If you don’t have recycling at your complex, point your landlord toward to our list of online resources available at

They can also attend an upcoming workshop on November 10 to learn more!

At the workshop, we’ll present information about the ordinance, who it affects, and answer questions about how to start a successful recycling program.

We’re also pleased that local developer and property manager ArtSpace Commons will join us to discuss the unique challenges of recycling at multi-family properties, and how they’ve successfully implemented a waste program which incorporates mixed recyclables, food waste, glass, and trash.

Business & Multi-Family Recycling Workshop

When: Thursday, November 10
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Where: Main Library (210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City), 4th Floor Conference Room (located up the elevators on Level 4, southwest corner)
RSVP to the Facebook Event here


Salt Lake City now has a Business Recycling Ordinance. All business and apartments which produce 4+ cubic yards of waste per week will need to have a recycling program in place by January 2018.  Four cubic yards of waste is the equivalent of eight 96-gallon containers.

No further action is needed from businesses and properties which already offer recycling.

The Division of Waste and Recycling produced a toolkit that can be downloaded (PDF) in full from our website.

In addition, our education and outreach team is available to consult with you on the implementation of your recycling program.  Call us at 801-535-6984 or email to request a site visit.

3 Comments Post a comment
  1. Exactly what I need. I live an in apartment ! Thanks!

    November 7, 2016
    • Thank you! Please share this information with your property manager and we can answer any questions they have.

      November 7, 2016
  2. Good tips here. Thanks for the helpful information.

    December 14, 2016

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