Businesses and multi-family properties produce 50% of all waste in the Salt Lake City, but only 10-15% of that waste is currently recycled.
Salt Lake City has a goal to achieve Zero Waste by 2040, which means all waste is recycled, reused, or composted instead of being sent to a landfill.
Single-family residences are already required to participate in both curbside recycling and compost programs.
In an effort to increase business recycling and reduce waste to the landfill, Salt Lake City amended its Solid Waste and Recycling Ordinance (9.08.200) to include business and multi-family properties. The amendment went into effect January 4, 2016. Businesses have until January 4, 2018 to comply.
- Ordinance Exemption Request (link)
- Notification Form For Business Who Have Yet To Comply (Form)
- FOR BUSINESSES WHO ARE SELF HAULING WASTE AND RECYCLING PLEASE CALL 801-535-6984 FOR VERIFICATION.
When widespread business and multi-family recycling goes into effect, more than 20,000 tons of material will be kept out of the landfill.
Furthermore, by recycling, businesses have the potential to save money and make a favorable impression on their customers.