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Highlights & Announcements

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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The Art on Our Refuse Trucks

Posted on: April 18th, 2020

Learn more about the designs on our waste and recycling truck wraps!

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Salt Lake City launches its first-ever Food Equity Microgrant program

Posted on: February 16th, 2023

Salt Lake City has launched a microgrant to increase food equity in the community! The grant application is now live and open to individuals, local businesses, and certain community organizations through March 5, 2023. The initiative is designed to support community-led projects in line with the recommendations coming out of the City’s Resident Food Equity Advisors’ report released […]

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2022 Year in Review

Posted on: February 15th, 2023

It’s hard to believe we’re a month into 2023! But here we are, and we’re excited to share our full 2022 year in review. This past year we set ourselves up to create some exciting programs and opportunities in 2023, all while getting a lot of work done this year. Every January, we release a Year […]

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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 the Sustainability Department’s work and meet our team.

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