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Take our Waste & Recycling Survey

In the last year, the Sustainability Department’s Waste & Recycling Division collected 68,994 tons of material from Salt Lake City residents. That amounts to the weight of 34,500 cars! Approximately 37% of that material was diverted from the landfill through recycling and composting.

If you are a Salt Lake City resident who uses curbside waste and recycling services, we want to hear from you! We are seeking input on curbside services and feedback on a modest proposed fee increase.

Funding Waste & Recycling

How does the city manage to haul away and process that many tons of waste? The Waste & Recycling Division operates as one of the city’s Enterprise Funds, which is funded through service fees.

The fees pay for weekly curbside collection of garbage, recycling, and compost to approximately 43,000 residents, primarily single-family, duplex, and triplex homes. The funds also support the costs of equipment and operations, as well as recycling costs.

Waste and recycling service fees have not been raised in the last five years. However, due to rising costs, the City is proposing to raise fees slightly over the next few years.

Currently, fees are based on the size of garbage can residents opt for. There is a 90-gallon for $21/month, 60-gallon for $17.75/month, and 40-gallon for $13.75/month. Recycling and compost containers are included without additional charge. The fees also fund the city’s bulk collection program, Call 2 Haul.

Take the Survey!

We want to hear from everyone in our community who uses our curbside waste services.

Please take the survey and let us know what you think about the city’s waste and recycling services. You will have a chance to weigh in on the proposed fee increase, as well as share your thoughts on recycling, special waste programs, and more.

Take the survey here: www.slcgreen.com/rates

It’s open through December 8!

Salt Lake City Taking Feedback on Neighborhood Cleanup Program through September 8

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Salt Lake City’s Sustainability Department and the Mayor’s Office launched an online survey this week to solicit resident feedback on how this solid waste collection service can be modified and improved in the coming years. The survey will be open through Friday, September 8, and is available in English and Spanish.

The Neighborhood Cleanup (NCU) is a program that Salt Lake City, through its Waste & Recycling Division, has provided to single-family homes, duplexes, and triplexes in the city for over 20 years. Currently, residents have one week per year to dispose of large materials on their curb and are notified of their collection period three weeks in advance via a postcard in the mail. Over 5,000 tons of material is collected annually, with 22 percent being recycled or composted. Read more

“Your Utah, Your Future” Survey

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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!YourUtah

City Seeks Public Input on Parley’s Way Corridor Plan

Salt Lake City’s Planning Division invites residents and users of Parley’s Way to help shape the future of one of the Capital City’s busiest travel corridors.

Parley’s Way has long been identified as an important gateway into Salt Lake City and regular users have expressed their interest in enhancing the safety, efficiency and aesthetics of the corridor for pedestrians, cyclists, drivers and transit riders. The City’s Planning Division is requesting public input to shape the Parley’s Way Corridor Plan.

Participants will have the opportunity to weigh-in on four focus areas:

  • Transportation
  • Neighborhood Connectivity
  • Land Use
  • Streetscape Design

You can participate in the Parley’s Way Corridor Plan survey by visiting www.slcgov.com/opencityhall.

Your Utah. Your Future. Take the Survey!

 

Envision Utah needs 50,000 Utahns like you to help make history and participate in the Your Utah Your Future project. Over the past few months, they have been using your input from the BUILD YOUR 2050 UTAH WEB APP and working with more than 400 task force members to create a survey to find out what you want Utah to be like in 2050.

Take a few seconds now and reserve your spot in the survey. Envision Utah will send you a link to the online survey when it goes live this spring.

Learn more about the Your Utah Your Future initiative below, or visit EnvisionUtah.org.

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Data Competition Tackles Air Quality in Utah

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Utah Geek Events, the Big Data User groups and many other groups have joined forces to learn more about the air quality in Utah. For the past two months, technologists, scientists, air quality experts, and experts from related fields have been gathering information and data with correlations to Utah’s air.

Air quality is a complex problem that influences many aspects of our lives, including our health, economy and quality of life. Part of that complexity is understanding the entire puzzle of our air — why is it bad and how does it really affect our lives?

Get involved!

Now that we have the information to start gaining answers, we need the questions. Teams will be breaking off to compete to create amazing results with the latest technologies in Big Data, but we need your help.

We are looking for ideas of what to look for from the public. We are open to all ideas and suggestions regardless of how far-fetched or mundane they may seem. Feel free to share this survey with others.

Take the survey.

The more questions we have, the more we can start to understand our air and help create a brighter future for Utah.

Learn more at BigDataUtah.org.

 

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!