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

Salt Lake City Hosted Region 8 Administrator KC Becker for Environmental Forum

Posted on: April 8th, 2022

This past week we had the pleasure of hosting the Region 8 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator KC Becker and her colleague Mark Smith for a round table discussion with advocates from 14 environmental groups and agencies across the city. Representatives from local groups highlighted their desire for EPA’s support or advice on issues related to air […]

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The 2022 Lawnmower Exchange is Almost Here!

Posted on: March 24th, 2022

Salt Lake City residents can pre-register now to swap out their polluting lawnmowers for an electric upgrade! In case you didn’t hear about last year’s lawnmower exchange, the program consists of residents exchanging their gas-powered mower for a (max: $299) coupon for an electric mower.

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Be a Recycling Champion! Sign up for SLC’s 2022 Master Recycler Program!

Posted on: March 9th, 2022

Salt Lake City Green is excited to announce the 2022 Salt Lake City Master Recycler program! Register now at SLCMasterRecycler.com. Applications will be accepted through Monday, April 4th (unless we fill up sooner). This FREE program provides in-depth education about recycling, composting, policy and solid waste management for Salt Lake City community members and professional sustainability practitioners.

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Salt Lake City Accepted into Prestigious Program to Advance Commercial-Scale Solar on the Westside

Posted on: March 3rd, 2022

Salt Lake City’s Sustainability Department is one of just eight teams across the country selected by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to receive project support for an initiative to increase solar adoption in commercial buildings on the city’s Westside.

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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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