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Skip the Wood Burning, Be a #CleanAirChampion

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Did you know? One wood fireplace emits the same amount of particulate pollution as 90 SUVs and one wood-burning stove pollutes as much as 3,000 natural gas furnaces.

This week’s Clean Air Champion tip is about wood burning.

Even though burning wood is festive at this time of year, it’s a significant polluter (estimated to contribute 5-26% of total pollution on a winter day, according to a presentation from Dr. Kelly Kerry to UCAIR).

Before you burn, make sure to check to see if it’s a no burn day.

The Salt Lake County Health Department prohibits burning solid fuel in fireplaces or wood burning stoves and bans outdoor fires (including bonfires, patio pits, and charcoal grill fires) on days that the State of Utah designates as either mandatory or voluntary air action (no burn) days.

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City Invites Residents to Discuss Future Improvements to Foothill Drive

Salt Lake City’s Transportation Division, along with several partner organizations, invite residents and area stakeholders to meet and discuss the future of the Foothill Drive corridor at an open house to be held Thursday, March 31, at 5 pm located at Hillside Middle School, 1825 Nevada Street in Salt Lake City.

The open house marks the beginning of Foothill Drive Implementation Strategy, which will identify short term and long-term priorities to address traffic congestion, improve neighborhood connections, enhance safety, and provide transportation options.

Foothill Drive has long served as a vital urban thoroughfare linking I-80, I-215, and Parley’s Way at the City’s Southeastern border to the Foothill Cultural District and the University of Utah, and eventually Downtown via 500/400 South.

The street also serves as a neighbor commercial corridor and regular users have expressed interest in enhancing the safety, efficiency and aesthetics of the corridor for pedestrians, cyclists, drivers and transit riders.

To learn more about the project and to share your ideas, visit the project website at, email the project team at, join us at the upcoming open house or call the project hotline at 801-535-7130 to provide comment.


Who: Salt Lake City Transportation Division, University of Utah, Utah Department of Transportation, Wasatch Front Regional Council, Salt Lake County, Utah Transit Authority

Hillside Middle School
1825 Nevada Street
Salt Lake City, Utah

When: Thursday, March 31st from 5 p.m. -7 p.m.


People with disabilities who would like to request reasonable accommodation to attend this event should provide 48 hours advance notice. Accommodations may include alternate formats, interpreters, and other auxiliary aids. For questions or additional information, please contact Christine Passey, Coordinator for Disability Rights/Special Projects, at, 801-535-7110, or TDD 801-535-6021.

Salt Lake County To Lease Land for Urban Farming


Salt Lake County’s Urban Farming program has just released a Request for Proposals (RFP) to lease three parcels of County land to local farmers (3-10 acres).

All three parcels are located in the Salt Lake Valley and come with canal water access. Farmers can bid on one or all of the parcels.

Sealed proposals must be logged, stamped and received before 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at Contracts & Procurement, 2001 South State Street, Room N4-600, Salt Lake City, Utah 84190-3100.

Explore the RFP.


Salt Lake County Launches Farmlink Pilot Program


Salt Lake County Urban Farming is piloting a Farmlink program that aims to link available land in Salt Lake County with interested growers.

If you or someone you know is interested in finding land to farm, or if you have questions about our program, please contact Aaron Barlow by email at, or by phone at 385-468-1824. You can download the Farmlink application online.

Some land may be owned by public entities such as Salt Lake County or a municipality, while some may be privately owned. Private landowners are motivated to lease land for commercial farming because the Utah Legislature has provided an opportunity for property tax reduction, given certain circumstances.

Salt Lake County Urban Farming website.

2015 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

The Salt Lake County Health Department is hosting several household hazardous waste collection events this summer. They accept a variety of waste including poisons, corrosives, toxins, and flammables.

Some examples include:

  • Pesticides
  • Paint
  • Antifreeze
  • Oil
  • Batteries
  • Fluorescent bulbs
  • Fuels
  • Propane
  • Cleaning chemicals
  • Electronics
  • Automotive

The events will take place on Thursday mornings from 7 a.m.-10 a.m. throughout the summer. Refer to the flyer below for specific dates and locations. Additionally, there will be one Saturday event on September 19th from 10 a.m. to noon at West Jordan City Hall.

Salt Lake City will also be hosting Saturday e-waste recycling and pharmaceutical collection events this summer. Get the details!

*Please note that explosives, radioactive materials, and tires will not be accepted.

*Please also note that these events are for residential waste only. Business waste will not be accepted.


Hazardous wastes can cause substantial threats to our health and the environment. It is important that they are disposed of properly.  U.S. residents generate 1.6 million tons of household hazardous waste per year! (1)

You may have hazardous wastes around your house or garage. How do you dispose of them? Do not pour them down the drain, flush them, or put them in the garbage.  Bring them to the free community household hazardous waste collection events.

(1) Environmental Protection Agency

Urban Farming Open House

Are you interested in gardening and farming? Do you want to know where your food comes from? Would you like to start a community garden in your neighborhood? Are you interested in leasing land for small plot farming? Do you care about local food?

You’re invited to attend Salt Lake County’s Urban Farming Open House!

What: Urban Farming Open House

Where: 2001 South State Street, South Building Atrium

When: November 12 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

Learn more at

UF Open House Flyer

Free e-Waste Recycling Event on July 19th!


Salt Lake City is offering a FREE electronic waste (e-waste) recycling day on Saturday, July 19th from 8 a.m. to noon at the Smith’s located at 1174 W 600 North!

We’ve contracted with Metech, a company known for their responsible electronic recycling practices. Materials accepted at this free event include:

  • Cameras
  • Cell Phones
  • Computers and computer parts
  • Printers
  • Scanners
  • Stereos
  • Telephones
  • Televisions
  • VCR/DVD Players
  • Video Recorders
  • And more!

Check out the complete list of acceptable materials (PDF).

Learn more about electronics recycling.