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Beginning this month Salt Lake City will stop accepting plastic bags for recycling. There are several reasons for the city’s “Bag-the-bag” campaign.

Courtesy Downtown Alliance

Regular visitors to Salt Lake City’s Downtown Farmers Market may notice something missing this summer: market organizers are banning plastic bags.

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Christmas is over, and now Utahns are starting to think about taking down their trees. Many communities have tree pickup programs that give the trees new purpose -- as compost.

SL County's Curbside Glass Program Expanding

May 23, 2016
Nicole Nixon

Curbside glass recycling is about to expand to more neighborhoods in Salt Lake County.

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They’ve filled the room with evergreen scent. They’ve filled families with Christmas cheer. Now those live Christmas trees can serve yet another purpose – as compost.   

The tree-composting campaign is part of a broader program in the Salt Lake Valley to encourage all forms of recycling.

Bob Nelson

Local businesses and apartment complexes in Salt Lake City may soon be required to recycle. The city council is taking a look at the issue next week.

Courtesy: / Wasatch Waste and Recycling District

Salt Lake City has offered curbside glass recycling for almost three years. Now the service is debuting in a few county neighborhoods, where recycling glass has meant a trip to those big recycling bins scattered in parking lots around the valley.

Courtesy: / City of Provo

Christmas trees have brightened the holidays throughout the Salt Lake Valley for weeks. Soon they can repurposed by being recycled.

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More Christmas gifts and parties mean more waste.  And the Salt Lake Valley Waste and Recycling District says customers can cut that waste by recycling more.

Utah State Law Library

More Salt Lake City residents are recycling glass since curbside pickup started last fall. Today city officials celebrated the grand opening of a new facility that will increase the city’s capacity to process the glass and yield a more sustainable end product. 

KUER News Pod: Tuesday October 23, 2012

Oct 23, 2012

Utah businesses learn about expanding to global markets, dozens of locations open their doors up for early voting, and Salt Lake County begins a curbside glass recycling program.

Salt Lake City residents will now find it easier to recycle their glass waste thanks to a new curbside glass recycling program that begins next month.

The program will at first only serve residents who live between State Street and 2100 east. Bins will be delivered in the next couple of weeks before the first scheduled collection on November 1. Next spring, it will expand to anyone who lives in Salt Lake City.