WFWRD News and Notes - April 2019

WFWRD News and Notes - April 2019
Posted on 04/01/2019

Educational Outreach

Wasatch Front Waste & Recycling District is working to improve recycling in the valley. Representatives are traveling to elementary schools to teach children about the importance of recycling and how to recycle properly. These schools are embracing the opportunities offered by WFWRD. For more information or to schedule a school visit, contact Sustainability Coordinator Jeffrey Summerhays at JSummerhays@wasatchfrontwaste.org or 385-468-6337.


CNG Benefits

WFWRD is proud to have a complete Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fleet of trucks for curbside collections. Not only is CNG better for the environment but by putting fewer pollutants into the air, it is also less expensive than diesel fuel. In 2018, WFWRD saved $582,239 in fuel expenses by using CNG instead of diesel fuel. These savings help to keep expenses low and prolong fee increases to pay for services.

 

Annual Earth Day

Earth Day is April 22. Help celebrate our beautiful planet and practice conservation efforts by reducing the use of disposable plastics, recycling e-waste and buying local produce. More information and suggestions can be found at www.earthday.org.

 

Illegal Dumping

Utah Administrative Code R315 requires all waste to be disposed of at a properly designated disposal facility. It is illegal to dispose of any waste at any other location. If residents see any illegal dumping, they should contact the Salt Lake Valley Health Department at 385-468-4100.