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Highlights & Announcements

2024 Community Food Microgrants Announced!

Posted on: July 18th, 2024

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 18, 2024 Contact:Maria – – – – – Salt Lake City announces 2024 community food microgrant awardees Mayor Mendenhall and the Salt Lake City Sustainability Department have announced the groups that have been awarded funding through the 2024 SLC Community Food Microgrant program. This year, the second the program has […]

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Greater Salt Lake Area Clean Energy and Air Roadmap (CLEAR)

Posted on: November 8th, 2023

Through the Climate Pollution Reduction Grants (CPRG) program administered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), local governments in Salt Lake County and Tooele County have the opportunity to develop the Greater Salt Lake Area Clean Energy and Air Roadmap (CLEAR). Learn more

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The Other Side Village (TOSV) Environmental Information

Posted on: March 8th, 2023

Salt Lake City entered The Other Side Village (TOSV) site into the Utah Department of Environmental Quality’s Voluntary Cleanup Program to ensure the area is safe for residential use. Learn more here.

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Idle Free Salt Lake City

Posted on: November 24th, 2021

Click here for a variety of tools for residents and businesses interested in learning more about Salt Lake City’s anti-idling ordinance.

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Garbage Rates Update

Posted on: June 28th, 2021

Fees are going up across all three sizes. Click here to learn more.

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What Belongs in the Blue Bin?

Posted on: July 1st, 2020

Learn which materials are recyclable in Salt Lake City and which items do NOT belong in your blue bin.

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What Belongs in the Compost Bin?

Posted on: July 1st, 2020

Information about materials that belong in your brown curbside compost can.

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100% Renewable Electricity

Posted on: July 1st, 2020

Click here to learn about the Community Renewable Energy Act and how Salt Lake City is working towards a Climate Positive future.

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SLCgreen Blog

Help Us Set our Climate Priorities: Take the SL-CLEAR Survey by February 11

Posted on: January 22nd, 2024

Tackling Climate Change: A Race We Can Win Together!   Mitigating climate change is both a sprint and a marathon. The challenge? We need to cut our emissions and local air pollution drastically in the near term while investing in projects that can have sustained impact over time. The good news? The Biden Administration’s Inflation Reduction Act has provided billions […]

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2023 Year-in-Review Highlights

Posted on: January 13th, 2024

Every year, we release a Year-in-Review with featuring our high-level accomplishments as well as priorities for the year ahead. It’s also an important time and opportunity for us to take stock, learn from the experiences we had the previous year, and to continue to improve our programs, services, and operations.

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No Curbside Collection Dec 25 or Jan 1

Posted on: December 22nd, 2023

The Waste & Recycling teams will not be working Christmas Day or New Year’s Day. For each of those weeks, every collection day will be bumped by one day.

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Answering Your Recycling Questions

Posted on: December 21st, 2023

Recycling can be confusing. So, last week we had an informal Waste & Recycling Q&A on Instagram. We got some great questions and wanted to share them on our blog! Our residential contamination rate is sitting around 17% which is much better than average. There are some municipalities around the country that have a contamination […]

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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.

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