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Summer E-Waste, Pharmaceutical & Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events Announced

e-waste-Rx-blog-bannerSalt Lake City and the Salt Lake County Health Department have announced the schedule for their annual e-waste, pharmaceutical and household hazardous waste collection events this summer!

Accepted electronics include computers, mobile phones, televisions and other “plug” electronics (explore the full list). Accepted household hazardous wastes include paint, oil, pesticides, herbicides, fuels, cleaning chemicals, batteries and fluorescent light bulbs.

Salt Lake City dates are as follows. (See pdf for complete County list.)

Saturday, May 14
8:00 a.m. to noon
Smith’s Grocery, 455 S 500 East
Electronics and pharmaceuticals accepted.

Saturday, June 11
8:00 a.m. to noon
Smith’s Grocery, 876 E 800 South
Electronics and pharmaceuticals accepted.

Saturday, July 9
8:00 a.m. to noon
Smith’s Grocery, 1174 W 600 North
Electronics and pharmaceuticals accepted.

May 5, June 2, June 30
7:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Sugar House Park, Mt. Olympus Pavilion, 1500 East 2100 South
Household Hazardous Waste, electronics and pharmaceuticals are accepted.

Saturday, August 13

8:00 a.m. to noon
Smith’s Grocery, 455 S 500 East
Electronics and pharmaceuticals accepted.

Download the flyer 2016 (PDF)
HHW Collection Flyer 2016

Calling all Master Recyclers! Spring 2016 Now Enrolling

Master Recycler Web

Salt Lake City Green is excited to announce the spring 2016 Salt Lake City Master Recycler program! Register at

What is Master Recycler?

Salt Lake City Green is working to build out a network of residents who are trained and certified Master Recyclers who understand all aspects of waste reduction, city services and bin downsizing options.

Master Recyclers commit to attending eight weekly workshops running from May-June 2016. Classes are scheduled for Tuesdays from 3-6 p.m. A full class schedule is below.

Workshops will cover a variety of topics and emphasize opportunities for hands-on learning. Every workshop includes a field trip for a behind-the-scenes look at the Salt Lake County Landfill, Salt Lake City Sanitation, Rocky Mountain Recycling, landfill composting operation and Momentum Glass Recycling. You’ll even “tag” along with Salt Lake City’s can inspection team!

What’s in it for you?

  • A tote bag full of Master Recycler swag, including t-shirt and stainless steel water bottle.
  • The knowledge to help your friends, neighbors and kids maximize your recycling & reduce your impact on the environment.

Sign up! Visit

Program Schedule – Spring 2016

  Date Subject
  Tuesday, May 3rd
3:00-6:00 p.m.
Master Recycler Program Introduction

Tour: Salt Lake Valley Solid Waste Management


  Tuesday, May 10th  

3:00-6:00 p.m.

Salt Lake City Sanitation and Waste Reduction

Tour: Salt Lake City Sanitation Department

  Tuesday, May 17th

3:00-6:00 p.m.

Recycling Process

Tour: Rocky Mountain Recycling

  Tuesday, May 24th

3:00-6:00 p.m.

Residential and Municipal Composting

Tour: Salt Lake Valley Solid Waste Management Municipal Compost Facility


  Tuesday, June 7th

3:00-6:00 p.m.

Residential Waste Reduction

Activity: Curbside Inspections and Outreach



  Tuesday, June 14th

3:00-6:00 p.m.

Commercial Waste Reduction

Tour: Momentum Recycling Glass Recycling Facility


  Tuesday, June 21st

3:00-6:00 p.m.

Effective Community Engagement

Activity: Waste Audit


  Tuesday, June 28th

3:00-6:00 p.m.

Climate Impacts of Waste

Guest Speaker: TBD

Photos from the first Master Recycler class

Climate Week: Years of Living Dangerously Film Screenings


Salt Lake City Green, in partnership with the Utah Film Center and the Salt Lake City Public Library, are excited to announce a special screening series of the groundbreaking Showtime series, Years of Living Dangerously.

The free film screenings will be held on the first Thursday of each month beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Main Library Auditorium. A local speaker panel will be featured following each screening.

The first screening is scheduled for November 5, 2015 and will feature Susan Soleil of Utah Interfaith Power and Light.

We’re excited to offer this incredible series to Salt Lake City residents free of charge!

Learn more & RSVP to the Facebook event.


Free e-waste recycling & pharmaceutical collection event this Saturday!


Join Salt Lake City Green for a FREE electronic waste (e-waste) recycling and pharmaceutical collection event this Saturday!

E-Waste Recycling & Rx Collection Event
Saturday, May 12 from 8:00 a.m. to noon
Smith’s Grocery (455 S 500 East)

Wondering what classifies as e-waste? Basically if it has a plug, we’ll take it! Download a list of acceptable items (PDF).

Salt Lake City Police will be on hand to collect and properly dispose of the collected pharmaceutical waste. By bringing your old and unwanted medications, you will ensure they stay out of our groundwater and natural environment.

Can’t make it this month? We have events scheduled all summer long!

  • Saturday, June 20: Smith’s Grocery at 1174 W 600 North
  • Saturday, July 18: Smith’s Grocery at 876 E 800 South
  • Saturday, August 15: Smith’s Grocery at 455 S 500 East

May is Bike Month!

Bike to Work Week starts Monday!

Don’t miss the Bike Month Events taking place throughout the City.

Mayor’s Bike To Work Day
Tuesday, May 12th | 7:45 – 8:45 a.m.
Route Starts: The Sugar House Draw
Route Ends: Salt Lake City and County Building

Join Salt Lake City Mayor Becker, Salt Lake County Mayor McAdams and South Salt Lake Mayor Wood on a leisurely ride before work.  Meet at the Sugar House Draw at 7:45 a.m. and take a tour through The S-Line Greenway, and the future 600 East Bicycle Boulevard.  Complimentary snacks and beverages will be provided at one of the stops in the Whole Foods parking lot.  Check out the full route at

Mayor's Bike to Work Day

UTA Bike Bonanza
Friday, May 15th | 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
The Gallivan Center (239 South Main St)

Bring your bike & your family to the Gallivan Center & enjoy free food, activities, a raffle & more! For more details, visit

UTA Bike Bonanza

Salt Lake City’s Open Streets
Sunday, May 31st | 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Route: 900 South (600 East to 200 West)

Open Streets events promote community pride, local business, air quality, and physical activity, while encouraging the use of streets as a public space for the community to interact. Salt Lake City is excited to be hosting its 2nd annual Open Streets on May 31st from 11am-3pm.

This year, Salt Lake City will be highlighting the 9-Line connection; the event will take place on 900 South and span from the Central Ninth neighborhood at 200 West to Liberty Park at 600 East.  The goal for Open Streets is to temporarily open these city streets exclusively to walking, jogging, bicycling, rollerblading, and more.  This event will engage the community in a variety of activities including fitness and dance classes, sports, music performances, outdoor art projects and family-friendly games.

Open Streets will also be connecting with Tour de Brewtah, an annual charitable cycling event. Visit to learn more.

2015 Open Streets

You’re Invited to the Halloween Carnival!

Final_Halloween2014_FlyerWhat: Halloween Carnival!

When: Friday, October 31st from 2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Where: Salt Lake City Civic Campus: Library Square and the Public Safety Building.

Cost: FREE for everyone!

Everyone is welcome. Come trick-or-treat, participate in fun activities for kids, and get your photo taken with SLC’s police & fire chiefs. Please bring can food to donate to Utah Food Bank.


City Partners with Local Yoga School to Offer Free Community Classes

Mayor Ralph Becker is pleased to announce the City’s Parks and Public Lands Division is partnering with Salt Lake Power Yoga to offer residents free community yoga in Pioneer Park. Classes will be available from 6-7 p.m. on Monday evenings in September. The class meets in the southeast corner of the park, just east of the Utah Flying Trapeze operation.

Mayor Becker is committed to working toward a healthy, sustainable and livable community. Read more about his Livability Agenda. Explore how Salt Lake City is doing on the Sustainable City Dashboard.

EVENT:                               Free Yoga in Pioneer Park

WHO:                                  Salt Lake City and Salt Lake City Power Yoga

WHEN:                                Sept. 8, 15, 22 and 29

                                           6-7 p.m.

WHERE:                             Pioneer Park

                                          350 S. 300 West

                                          (southeast corner)