Salt Lake City


Collection of brown compost containers resumes this week

Beginning March 5, Salt Lake City ends the six-week wintertime suspension of yard waste collection. The annual suspension occurs during a period of very low demand for green waste disposal.

Residents may now place their brown cans at the curb on their regular collection day each week.

“We appreciate our residents’ understanding as we work to provide the highest quality waste service, while saving resources and being good stewards of our air quality,” said Lance Allen, Waste & Recycling Director for Salt Lake City.  

Salt Lake City supports clean air by removing fees at electric vehicle charging stations

Salt Lake City has removed all user fees for its public EV charging stations. The change came after the Salt Lake City Council adopted a resolution on February 6 in response to a proposal from Mayor Biskupski to eliminate fees for its public Level 2 charging infrastructure.

Mayor Biskupski joins hundreds of mayors opposing Clean Power Plan repeal

Today, Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski joined more than 200 mayors from across the United States to express her support for the Clean Power Plan (CPP) – an essential public health protection and climate change solution that sets the first ever federal limits on carbon pollution from power plants and helps cities transition to a clean energy economy. The Trump Administration is trying to repeal the CPP in spite of support from mayors, state leaders and state businesses.   

Salt Lake City advises residents of wintertime curbside compost collection suspension

January 19, 2018

Temporary suspension saves fuel and emissions during period of extremely low demand

Salt Lake City is reminding residents of the six-week suspension of compost can collection beginning the week of January 22.

Each winter, the City temporarily suspends collection of the brown yard waste containers during a period of very low use, in order to save fuel costs and reduce air pollution during wintertime inversion weeks.

Urban Greens Mobile Market returns for a second year with fresh produce for Glendale and Poplar Grove neighborhoods


July 11, 2017


Sophia Nicholas, Sustainability Department

801-574-8593 |

Laurie MacMillan, Utah Community Action

801-364-7614 |

Shawn Peterson, The Green Urban Lunchbox

801-318-1745 |

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Salt Lake City announces temporary compost can suspension; also, how to dispose of holiday trees

To conserve resources and reduce air pollution, Salt Lake City’s Waste & Recycling Division (formerly Sanitation Division) will temporarily suspend the collection of brown yard waste cans from January 23 through March 10, 2017.

Demand for yard waste collection is low at this time, and suspending services will result in:


City Offers Curbside Holiday Tree Collection Starting January 12



December 30, 2014
Contact: Art Raymond

City Offers Curbside Holiday  Tree Collection Starting January 12



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