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 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

We’re Dreaming of a “Green” Christmas

Posted on: November 30th, 2022

The holiday season can be a time of joy, time spent with friends and family, gift giving, good food, and rewatching our favorite comfort movies.  It’s also a time when thinking about and acting on sustainable alternatives is important!  Holidays bring about plastic and paper waste, increased travel emissions, food waste, and the never-ending debate […]

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A Vegetarian Thanksgiving

Posted on: November 21st, 2022

Thanksgiving can be a difficult holiday for those practicing vegetarianism or veganism- with food being such a focal point and the main dish often being meat based. While there are other ways to contribute towards a sustainable lifestyle, how we eat is a major player in our individual carbon footprints. In Utah, these choices contribute […]

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Salt Lake City BIPOC-owned Westside businesses to receive funding to go solar

Posted on: November 18th, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: November 17, 2022 A year-long effort to create solutions for Black-, Indigenous-, and People of Color- (BIPOC) owned businesses on the Westside of Salt Lake City to pursue rooftop solar and battery storage has received a significant boost thanks to a commitment from American Express. American Express recently announced a $5 million global […]

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Inversion season is here! What can we do?

Posted on: November 10th, 2022

November 1 is the official start of inversion season along the Wasatch Front and it certainly feels like  winter is settling in around us! But what exactly is an inversion? This natural phenomenon occurs when a high-pressure system is setting up, trapping cold air on the valley floors with warmer air above it. This warm […]

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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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