Salt Lake City

Sustainability

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COVID-19 Update

Salt Lake City’s waste & recycling services are continuing uninterrupted at this time. 

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

Staff in the Energy & Environment Division are working hybrid schedules. 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

Getting to Know You: Ground Level Ozone

Posted on: July 18th, 2022

As we enter the thick of summer and all the fun outdoor activities that come with it, let’s break down a major summertime pollutant – ground level ozone. Ozone gas is naturally occurring in our atmosphere, helping to protect us from harmful UV radiation. However, ozone is not found naturally at ground level. Rather, the […]

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Choose to Refuse! Plastic Free July is here!

Posted on: July 15th, 2022

If you’ve been looking for the sign to finally make the change, now is the perfect time to drop those pesky single-use plastics once and for all – Plastic Free July is here! Plastic Free July began as a small project based in Australia but has turned into a global movement of people who are committed to […]

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Salt Lake City Residents: Share your Feedback for the Community Renewable Energy Program

Posted on: July 13th, 2022

Salt Lake City has been a leader on climate initiatives for nearly two decades, taking on progressively more ambitious projects. In 2016, the City passed a joint resolution establishing our “Climate Positive” goals, which include powering the entire Salt Lake City community with net-100% renewable electricity by 2032. This date was moved up to 2030 in a resolution […]

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Getting to Know You: Particulate Matter 2.5

Posted on: July 6th, 2022

One of the most common, and most dangerous, components of air pollution is particulate matter (PM). Particulate matter can be composed of many different materials such as smoke, dust, soot, or even drops of liquid. Some particulate matter, like smoke, is large and dark enough that we can see it in the air, but others […]

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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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