Salt Lake Considers Requiring Recycling for Apartments, Businesses

October 22, 2015

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Salt Lake Considers Requiring Recycling for Apartments, Businesses

Utah's capital city may soon place mandatory recycling requirements on large condo complexes, apartments and businesses, a law that would be the first of its kind in the state.

It's an ordinance that the Salt Lake City Council has been considering for years, but now the city is in its final stages of gathering feedback on the issue. A public hearing is tentatively scheduled for Nov. 17, and a vote is anticipated for early December.

"We have heard repeatedly from our residents that it doesn't make sense that we provide recycling for single-family homes, but not for the densest part of our city, so it makes sense to the council and to our residents that we broaden our recycling requirements and our ability to supply recycling needs for the entire city," said Councilwoman Erin Mendenhall.

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