Salt Lake City Taking Feedback on Neighborhood Cleanup Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 August 7, 2017

Contact: 

Lance Allen, Waste & Recycling Division Director

801-520-1707 (cell) | lance.allen@slcgov.com

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Salt Lake City Taking Feedback on Neighborhood Cleanup Program

Salt Lake City’s Sustainability Department and the Mayor’s Office launched an online survey today to solicit resident feedback on how this solid waste collection service can be modified and improved in the coming years. The survey will be open through Friday, September 8, and is available in English and Spanish.

The Neighborhood Cleanup (NCU) is a program that Salt Lake City, through its Waste & Recycling Division, has provided to single-family homes, duplexes, and triplexes in the city for over 20 years. Currently, residents have one week per year to dispose of large materials on their curb and are notified of their collection period three weeks in advance via a postcard in the mail. Over 5,000 tons of material is collected annually, with 22 percent being recycled or composted.

“There have been many small changes to the program over the years,” said Mayor Jackie Biskupski. “However, there has never been a significant update to the program to address residents' needs and the environmental impacts. We’re asking the public to let us know what’s working, what’s not, and how we can make improvements.”

The survey will ask residents to consider several changes to the program to better protect environmental quality, provide greater convenience, minimize illegal dumping, and increase the amount of material that is recycled.

The Sustainability Department, of which the Waste & Recycling Division is a part, will collect feedback online and at community events over several weeks.

The survey is available at www.slcgreen.com/ncu

Information on the current program can be found here: www.slcgreen.com/neighborhood-cleanup