March 2019 WFWRD News & Notes

March 2019 WFWRD News & Notes
Posted on 03/04/2019

Bagging Recyclables

WFWRD is still seeing many situations where residents are placing recycling materials in plastic bags. The recycling processing facilities will not accept plastic-bagged materials, and they often forward them to the landfill, unopened. Please do not place anything in your recycling can that is wrapped in plastic bags.

Contact Sustainability Coordinator, Jeffrey Summerhays, jsummerhays@wasatchfrontwaste.org or 385-468-6337, if you have specific recycling questions.

Landscape Maintenance

Now is the perfect time of year to trim your trees! Salt Lake County Ordinance 14.12.050, and other municipal ordinances, require that trees and landscaping which overhang the street pavement need to be trimmed to a minimum height of 13 ½ feet above the street pavement. Following these guidelines will help waste trucks navigate through your neighborhood and empty cans without potential damage to your trees and WFWRD trucks.

Green Waste Program

The weekly Green Waste Collection Program will resume beginning Wednesday, March 20 for Cottonwood Heights residents. Cottonwood Heights currently has 873 out of the 5,939 district-wide subscribers. This is a subscription program that helps divert green waste from the landfill to be processed into mulch that can be purchased for use from the Salt Lake Valley and Trans-Jordan landfills. At $114 per year, a green waste can is less expensive than an additional black refuse can at $204 per year. For more information on this program and composting, please visit our website at: http://wasatchfrontwaste.org/green-waste.