Will recycling extend the life of our landfill?
Yes. If every city in the District implemented a curbside collection program the life of the landfill would be extended by approximately 2 years. When the landfill is full we will need to transfer our waste to a regional landfill some distance away at an increased cost of $15 to $20 per ton. Remember, the curbside program costs $150 to $200 per ton. Extending the life of the landfill does provide a benefit, but taken alone does not justify the added cost of curbside collection of recyclables.

Show All Answers

1. Do you have curbside recycling?
2. Will recycling extend the life of our landfill?
3. How does recycling compare to waste-to-energy?
4. What is my city currently doing about responsible solid waste management?
5. Who owns the streets in North Salt Lake?
6. Who do I call for street light repair?
7. What do I do if I have broken sidewalk or curb & gutter in front of my house?
8. I need to turn the water off at the water meter. Can I do that myself?
9. I see water being wasted. Who can I contact?
10. How do I get the street sweeper to clean my street?
11. The storm drain in front of my house is plugged with debris. What do I do?