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Celebrate America Recycles Day November 15!

Except for maybe Earth Day, America Recycles Day is one of our favorites. November 15 is all about Recycling. It’s particularly worth celebrating this year because, even during a pandemic, recycling is one of the easiest and best ways to help the planet.

According to the EPA, Americans have drastically improved our recycling recovery rate – from only 7% in 1960, to 35.2% in 2017.  Recycling and composting help us reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills, conserves natural resources and energy, and prevents pollution. You can find out exactly how much energy is saved when you recycle with this calculator from the EPA! On top of the environmental benefits, recycling also creates well-paying jobs and supports the economy.

Join SLCgreen for America Recycles Day this November 15th.

In Salt Lake City, we do our part to help improve recycling. With compost and recycling efforts, we are able to divert 42% of our waste from the landfill. In August 2020, we recycled 606.1 tons of your recyclables. Recycling at this rate helps avoid 880 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions. It also helps save the energy equivalent to powering 79 homes, and the daily water needs of 12,205 people!

You can be confident that this material is making its way to legitimate destinations. Our recycling contractor, Waste Management, has been keeping all plastic recycling domestic since last year.

They have also opened up a state-of-the-art new recycling facility here in Salt Lake City that benefits our residents, as well as other customers and communities throughout the state.

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Have Fun with Recycling: Check Out This Year’s Truck Wraps

If you love garbage trucks as much as we do (and we definitely do!), then you’ve probably noticed the different designs we have on the sides of our trucks. Every time the City purchases a set of new refuse trucks, SLCgreen designs an informational decal to help keep our community up to date about waste & recycling. Whether it’s a reminder to not put plastic bags in your recycling bin, or quotes from famous conservationists to inspire recycling, our truck wraps give us a chance to have some fun and help educate Salt Lake City residents about the importance of proper recycling.

Your inner child will love our latest truck wraps, which playfully remind everyone why recycling is the way to go!

Truck wrap design features a cartoon yellow aluminum soda can with large eyes and a smile on a red and orange backdrop saying "we could go on forever." Text below reads "Aluminum can be recycled infinitely." The SLCGreen.com logo is in the upper right corner.
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Holiday Curbside Service Announcement

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For the week of Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, your garbage, recycling, and compost collection day is one day later. This applies citywide in Salt Lake City.

For more information, visit: www.slcgreen.com/curbside-holiday-schedule

Happy holidays!

(Mostly) Normal curbside waste collection on Monday, July 24th

 

There will be (mostly) normal** curbside waste collection on Monday, Pioneer Day, for the majority of the city. The normal curbside schedule will also be in effect the remainder of the week.

**However, if you live in the vicinity of the Pioneer Day Parade route, your collection may be delayed.

SLC’s Waste & Recycling Division has contacted a small number of residents who will have a delayed collection as a result of the Pioneer Day activities. If you did not receive a notice, your curbside collection will remain the same.

Areas in yellow, below, will not have curbside service on Monday. It will be delayed and collected on Tuesday, July 25th.

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Yellow area: pickup delayed to July 25.

Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation as we strive to provide the safest and highest quality service to our residents.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at 801-535-6999.

 

Weigh in on Your Garbage Fees

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Salt Lake City is soliciting public input on the future of garbage fees, enforcement and curbside compost.

Carve out two minutes and take the short survey!

 

#WhyWasteIt? The Logistics of Glass Collection

Here’s the scoop on the logistics of curbside glass collection. For program details, including information on how to sign up, check out “The Basics of Curbside Glass.”

Guest blog by Katie McKeon of Momentum Recycling.

The curbside glass recycling is a once per month collection that does not occur on your standard garbage day.

We have divided up the City into 20 different service zones, each having their own glass pick up date. Check out the map below to find your neighborhood glass pick up date. Read more