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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

Utah Climate Week is Coming Up!

Posted on: September 16th, 2022

We are a week away from the Sixth Annual Utah Climate Week (September 25th through October 1st)! Check out the list of events compiled by the Utah Climate Action Network (a project of Utah Clean Energy) and mark your calendar to get involved.  The goal of Utah Climate Week is to provide opportunities for YOU […]

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Introducing Salt Lake City’s Harrison Community Garden! 

Posted on: September 13th, 2022

Last month, we celebrated the opening of the Harrison Community Garden with Mayor Erin Mendenhall, Council Member Darin Mano, Wasatch Community Gardens, and the Salt Lake City Public Lands Department. Located along 700 East at Harrison Avenue, just south of Liberty Park, the newest addition to Salt Lake City’s family of community gardens provides plots for as […]

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It’s Really Hot Out Here, So Let’s Go Plant Some Trees

Posted on: September 1st, 2022

After the intense heat experienced by many of us this summer you probably wouldn’t be surprised to learn that this past July was Salt Lake City’s warmest one yet and the heat wave is continuing with us as September begins. But did you know that Salt Lake County’s summer days are abnormally hotter than those […]

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How to Improve your Indoor Air Quality

Posted on: August 25th, 2022

Earlier this month, Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall and the Sustainability Department held an Indoor Air Quality Summit, bringing together city officials, academic researchers, building managers, and interested organizations to discuss the current status of indoor air quality, as well as possible initiatives and solutions that could be taken to help create a healthier […]

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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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