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What can we do to improve recycling and composting in Salt Lake City?

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Kate Lohnes said about 8 years ago:

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Through the Sustainable City Dashboard project, Salt Lake City is sharing our plan to enhance the future of our community. We invite you to join the conversation by sharing your ideas, comments and criticisms with us. What is your vision for the future of Salt Lake City?


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Kate Lohnes almost 8 years ago

Thank you for your comment. Collection of unwanted electronics pose a unique challenge due to the hazardous materials they contain that could be released due to breakage caused by mishandling or vandalism.

Electronics contain lead, mercury, brominated flame retardants, and cadmium, in addition to potentially sensitive data contained on computer equipment. For this reason, it is best to provide electronic collection in a way that is monitored and controlled. Best Buy and Staples both accept many types of electronics.

More information on where various electronics can be recycled can be found at They also have a free app called iRecycle.


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Steve Glines almost 6 years ago

Dear Utah Apartment Association and Salt Lake City Council,

It is very reassuring to see the Salt Lake Sustainability Program step up and propose multi family recycling compliance for everyone. We voted for and have always supported recycling at all of our units across multiple cities. By hauling out our own before hand and joining in whenever it became available, with very good success.

Surprisingly, it reduced our costs by cutting the number of black cans by half and now the less expensive recyclable blue cans almost always fill up first. As our state braces for 100% more growth, we need more proven and cost effective. solutions like this in place to head off the inevitable problems of doubling waste in the city. Please vote and incentivize accordingly that everyone do their fair share and responsibly clean up after themselves going forward. We will all continue to prosper from it.

Sincerely Yours, Steve Glines


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