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Welcome Lance Allen!

The Salt Lake City Sustainability Department is delighted to welcome Lance Allen to our team as the new Waste & Recycling Division Director.

He is responsible for overseeing the operations of the City’s sanitation services including curbside refuse; compost and recycling collection; neighborhood cleanup; enforcement and education; and container maintenance programs.

Lance Allen

Lance Allen, Salt Lake City’s new Waste & Recycling Director.

He’s also tasked with big-picture goal-setting and implementation. How can Salt Lake City continue to be a leader in sustainability, particularly as it relates to recycling? Are there new or more effective programs, cost-saving measures, or outreach tools can we use? How can waste management help us reach our greenhouse gas reduction goals in the coming decades?

In addition to developing strategic plans and programs, he will manage the roughly 60 staff who keep our sanitation operation humming.

He brings with him a deep-seated knowledge of recycling operations, markets, and management.

Lance previously spent over 29 years in the solid waste and recycling industry, gaining valuable experience through various entry level and executive management positions.

Career highlights include acquisitions, expansion into new markets, providing trash and recycling services for the 2002 Winter Olympics and serving as General Manager of a $70 million collection, recycling, transfer and landfill company.

Lance enjoys challenging roles leading high productive teams. “I have been successful identifying and developing talent, placing the right individual in the right position and creating a diverse environment, conducive for growth with an emphasis on servant leadership,” he said. “I am looking forward to leveraging the talent within the Waste & Recycling Division to build a program that is instrumental in helping Salt Lake City achieve their 70% diversion goal by 2025 and, ultimately, zero waste by 2040, while providing a safe and customer-focused service.”

We’re proud to have you working with us as we serve Salt Lake City, Lance!


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