To provide environmental stewardship, financial integrity, safety, recycling education, and quality service to benefit the environment, residents, business, and employees of Salt Lake County.
We operate on the financial principle of an enterprise fund, and are supported by gate fees, rather than by tax funds.
$30.00 per scoop (approx. 3 yards per scoop)
Commercial quantities are now available.
Compost is available throughout the.. year.
Green waste is collected and run through a grinder. It is then transported to the compost area where it composts in wind rows for 6 to 8 months, reaching a temperature of at least 120 degrees in order to kill any weed seed.
After the wind row process is complete, the compost is then run through a trommel screen in order to separate the fine and coarse material.
After the material has been screened the fine material is sold.
At the Salt Lake Valley Landfill we understand the importance of environmental education which is why our Recycling Information Office provides guided tours of the landfill and presentations at your location, for a variety of groups such as primary and secondary schools, college or university classes, and business professionals. free of charge.
The tour of the landfill includes: the green waste area, the household hazardous waste facility, the tipping face, the citizen unloading area, and the wildlife preserve. Tours can also be modified to include the methane power plant and the compost area.
The wildlife area, which includes Lee Kay ponds, is home to many migratory birds including Great Blue Heron, American White Pelican, and Western Grebes.
If your group is interested in learning more about garbage, recycling and the difference they can make to the environment, schedule your tour today! Tours and presentations can be tailored to fit all ages but are most appropriate for the third grade curriculum.
The tours can accommodate any size of group and usually last 90 minutes. Tours are given Monday-Friday from 9 am to 3 pm.
Please send an email to schedule a tour. Include in your email, the age and number of people in your group as well as preferred date. It is a good idea to schedule your tours as early as possible to make sure your preferred date is available.
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