Salt Lake City

Sustainability

Contact SLCgreen (801) 535-6470 | slcgreen@slcgov.com

COVID-19 Update

Salt Lake City’s waste & recycling services are continuing uninterrupted at this time. The Education Team is also out checking containers. 

The Waste & Recycling office is closed to the public. Please email slcwasteandrecycling@slcgov.com or call 801-535-6999 for waste questions.

The Call 2 Haul bulk waste program continues to operate. To request a collection please call 801-535-6953 or email Call2Haul@slcgov.com

The City & County building is currently closed and the Energy & Environment Division is working remotely. If you have questions about energy, food, climate change, air quality, business engagement, or outreach, please email us at slcgreen@slcgov.com or call 801-535-6470 and leave a message. We will get back to you shortly!

See our COVID-19 Food Resources page.

Highlights & Announcements

SLCgreen Blog

Going Green for the Holidays!

Posted on: November 22nd, 2021

We can hardly believe it, but the holidays are here! This is a great time of year to support Salt Lake City’s efforts to build a more sustainable and resilient community. So as you gear up for the holidays, we have some helpful reminders for ways you can be more sustainable!

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Keeping the Air Clean this Winter

Posted on: November 19th, 2021

November marks the beginning of inversion season in the Salt Lake Valley. This is the time of year when pollutants including PM 2.5 get trapped in the valley, obscuring the mountains and posing dangerous health risks to our communities. Protecting our airshed and reducing pollution wouldn’t be possible without the collective actions of everyone coming in […]

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Salt Lake City Signs the Glasgow Food & Climate Declaration

Posted on: October 28th, 2021

As part of our work to #ActOnClimate, Salt Lake City became a signatory to the Glasgow Food & Climate Declaration: “A commitment by subnational governments to tackle the climate emergency through integrated food policies and a call on national governments to act.” Salt Lake City’s growing food programs, which include the Food Policy Council and the Resident Food […]

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Salt Lake City’s Largest Renewable Energy Project Has Broken Ground

Posted on: October 25th, 2021

Salt Lake City Corporation has been using renewable energy to support government operations since 2005, when the Public Utilities Department started turning methane into energy at the city’s wastewater treatment plant. Since then, the City has steadily added to its renewable energy profile. By installing solar panels on over a dozen city facilities, becoming the largest subscriber to Rocky Mountain Power’s Subscribe Solar program, and establishing the Salt Lake City Solar Farm, Salt Lake […]

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About Us

Our Mission:

The Salt Lake City Sustainability Department aims to achieve a Zero Waste SLC while delivering refuse service responsibly and efficiently.

The Department also develops goals and strategies to protect our natural resourcesreduce pollutionslow climate change, and establish a path toward greater resiliency and vitality for all aspects of our community.

Read more about our work and meet our team here.

Visit our internship page to learn more about our student program.

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