Salt Lake City issued the following media release on March 29, 2018.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New service aims to reduce illegal dumping, protect waterways, and allow for more scheduling flexibility.
Salt Lake City today announced a new bulk waste program, Call 2 Haul, which will begin July 1, 2018. The new service replaces the former Neighborhood Cleanup program. Call 2 Haul allows residents more flexibility in scheduling a collection of bulk waste items, adds electronic waste and tire disposal, and will be available 12 months out of the year.
The program is available for any household that already receives weekly curbside collection services from Salt Lake City (single-family homes, duplexes, and triplexes).
In the fall, when autumn brings a chill to the air, and Salt Lake’s oaks and elms and other deciduous trees drop their leaves, many of us turn on the blowers, haul out the rakes, and get ready for some serious work.
But—have you considered an alternative? Using some or all of your leaves to mulch your yard or garden?Read more
While 70% of the earth is covered by water, ultimately about only 1% of that water is available for consumptive purposes such as irrigation, drinking, and bathing to supply a growing population of 7 billion people.
Utah is the second driest state in the nation. We use a lot of water for irrigation – both for commercial farms and for watering our landscapes at home. For the average family, two-thirds or 67% of our total home water use is used outdoors – mostly to irrigate lawns and landscape. Accordingly, finding smarter ways to use and conserve water outside is one of the most effective ways to conserve precious water resources and save money on our monthly water bills.
Follow these steps to reduce your outdoor water use.Read more
At SLCgreen, we strive to inform residents about the actions they can take every day to reduce their impact on the environment and have a positive impact on our community.
And we absolutely love it when we get a little help!
As a project for their 7th grade ELP Utah Studies class, West High School students McKenzie Shaffer-Kay and Ella Beck have created a website that focuses on the facts of water conservation in Utah. The website also highlights the actions people can take at home to reduce their water use, save money and preserve this value resource.
Look for these signs on Salt Lake City street sweepers this fall
This fall, Salt Lake City is reminding residents to please keep their street gutters clear of leaves and debris.
Our street sweepers are hard at work, but they need your help! By clearing your street gutter of leaves and debris, you will help prevent stormwater drains from clogging, which can result in street flooding, protect water quality and minimize the burden on the sewer system from surface debris.
Salt Lake City residents can also request an extra can for leaves by calling (801) 535-6999 or emailing slcsanitation@SLCgov.com (please include your name, address and phone number).
**Leaf cans are in high demand! If you are done with yours, please call (801) 535-6999 so someone else can use it. Thanks! **
How do you envision the future of Utah?By 2050, our population will nearly double, and Utah will add an estimated 2.5 million residents. Will we have enough water to drink? Will our air be clean? How will we educate twice as many students? Will our economy remain strong? What kind of future will we leave for our children and grandchildren?
Envision Utah has created a survey called “Your Utah, Your Future” commissioned by Governor Herbert. The survey gives five scenarios for the future of Utah. Each scenario includes 11 topics affected by our population growth. In the survey you select the choices you want to make in each topic area and then choose an overall scenario for Utah in 2050.
The survey will close on May 31, and at over 31,000 recorded responses, it is already the single largest community visioning effort ever undertaken in the US. The goal is 50,000 participants. Take the survey!
Please consider sharing it with your employees and coworkers, family and friends, and encourage them to take it, also.
Additionally, over 300 schools have registered across the state. You can earn money for your local schools- $1 for every response collected!