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

It’s Pride Month – Let’s Talk about ‘Queer Ecology’

Posted on: June 13th, 2022

Happy Pride Month! With the 2022 Pride Festival coming to a close in Salt Lake City earlier this month, SLCgreen would like to extend our celebration by discussing some of the ways that LGBTQIA+ history and sustainability go hand-in-hand! Sustainability, with its goals of protecting natural resources, slowing the effects of climate change, and building […]

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Eighteen Utah communities join the Community Renewable Energy Agency, continue working with Rocky Mountain Power to meet their net-100 percent clean energy goals

Posted on: June 10th, 2022

As of the May 31st participation deadline, 18 cities and counties across Utah have joined the effort to launch a default net-100% renewable electricity option for Rocky Mountain Power customers in their communities. Participating communities stretch as far south as Springdale, as far east as Castle Valley, as far north as Ogden, and as far […]

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SLC Ranks 8th in EPA’s Top Mid-sized Cities for ENERGY STAR buildings

Posted on: June 8th, 2022

Salt Lake City is known for many things- hosting the 2002 Winter Olympics, being the subject of several TV shows and films over the years (including an episode in the newest Stranger Things season), and poor air quality to name a few. However, we can also add ranking 8th in the EPA’s Top Mid-sized Cities […]

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Connect SLC and Sustainability

Posted on: May 26th, 2022

Did you know that Salt Lake City is working on a new transportation master plan? Master plans are a great way to engage with your city and help make it a place YOU want to live in! The last transportation master plan for Salt Lake City was published in 1996, over twenty years ago. In 2021, […]

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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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