About SLCo Recycling
"At its core, the issue of a clean environment is a matter of public health"
-- Gina McCarthy, C-Change Director, Former U.S. EPA
A Matter of Health: Near and Far
Too often, the word 'environment' is taken to mean something distant, alien, or otherwise separate from our daily lives. Environment is not just something to which we escape. It is immediate and near; it is the space in which we live and breathe, work and play, every single day.
Recycling, then, is about more than protecting some distant wilderness or nature. In addition to saving and securing natural resources, saving energy, producing jobs, and much more, recycling is a key to keeping our world clean. Yes, it works to keep harmful trash out of our forests, deserts, river, lakes and oceans, but it also protects our streets, yards, parks and other public spaces. It is just as much about protecting your personal physical and mental health as it is about protecting the health of our Earth's extraordinary wild places.
"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them"
-- Albert Einstein
Something New. Something More.
SLCo Recycling is more than just a recycling service. We hope to see the Salt Lake region - and the world- in a brighter, cleaner light someday. We strive to meet the expectations of integrity, innovation, transparency and leadership that come with being a Salt Lake County organization. That is why we provide not only information on recycling basics, but also how-to's for hard to recycle items, landfill tours, recycling and sustainability presentations, event coverage, educational materials and resources, and connections to our waste hauler and community partners.
"It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little."
--Sydney Smith, Humorist, Writer
Make Today The Day
We get it. Resolving our world's problem with waste is not an easy task. There is no quick fix. Although there may be no easy path, there are a few first steps, simple changes EVERYONE can make in their daily lives. Together, a lot of little change can create quite the impact!
So why not make today the day for change? Stop making excuses, start taking action!
Looking for a place to start? You got it!