Did you know? Salt Lake City residents can choose their monthly garbage fee, depending on the size of their curbside bin.
There are three options available:
- $21.00 a month for 90 gallon
- $17.75 a month for 60 gallon
- $13.50 a month for 40 gallon
If you are on the fence about downsizing, consider maximizing your curbside recycling and compost (yard waste) bins. The more waste you divert from your garbage bin, the more money you’ll save with a smaller bin & monthly fee!
Learn more at SLCgreen.com. Or check out our “cheat sheets” below.
Crisp air, bright colors and falling leaves — fall is in full swing in Salt Lake City!
But what should you do with all of those extra leaves?
- Place them in your curbside compost bin (i.e. tan can) for weekly pick up. Raking weekly should keep your leaves from piling up.
- Try composting your leaves at home with a backyard compost bin, or by mulching them into your grass, flower beds or gardens. Gotta love free soil amendment!
- Request an extra ‘leaves only’ bin.
Starting today, Salt Lake City is offering special ‘leaves only’ bins by request. Here are some quick facts about the program:
- Bins will be provided on a first come, first served basis.
- ‘Leaves only’ bins are provided free of charge and are intended to supplement resident’s curbside compost bin in the event of excess leaves.
- Bins will be collected weekly on your curbside collection day throughout the fall.
To request your ‘leaves only’ bin, call (801) 535-6999 or email SLCgreen@slcgov.com. Please provide your name, address and phone number.
Questions? Let us know!
Salt Lake City Green is asking residents one very important question — “What goes in your curbside bin?”
The survey is part of an effort to improve Salt Lake City’s curbside garbage, recycling and composting services.
In the coming months, residents will see a fresh, retooled #WhyWasteIt campaign roll out on Salt Lake City Sanitation trucks, social media and more. The campaign will be focus on optimizing the curbside programs and diverting as much waste as possible from the landfill.
Do you have 60 seconds to spare? Then let us know what goes in your curbside bin!