Entries by Momentum

Improving Service & Conserving Fuel Through Route Optimization

The below article was written by Momentum Recycling “Amglassador” Zach Green: Momentum Recycling started back in 2008 with one goal in mind, to help communities move towards zero waste. This ambitious goal is coming to fruition as more businesses and residents continue to sign up for our recycling services, including glass recycling, mixed recycling and […]

Momentum Recycling Awarded Clean Fuels Grant

Grants Awarded to Expand Electric Vehicle Use in Utah SALT LAKE CITY – Electric vehicle (EV) usage and compressed natural gas (CNG) equipment and infrastructure is expanding in Utah thanks to grants the Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ) awarded to numerous entities, including this year’s grants awarded to Momentum Recycling, the […]

Increasing Recycling in Salt Lake City

The below article was written by Momentum Recycling “Amglassador” Ryan Goforth: Increasing Recycling in Salt Lake City A new Salt Lake City ordinance that passed on December 8th, 2015 is requiring businesses and multi-family complexes that produce 4 or more cubic yards of waste per week to recycle. The reason for the ordinance is that […]

Why Can’t Glass Go in the Mixed Recycling?

The below article was written by Momentum Recycling “Amglassador” Ryan Goforth: Why Can’t Glass Go in the Mixed Recycling?              One of the most common questions I get when I tell people that I have a degree in environmental studies is “Why can’t I throw glass in with my other recyclables?” The answer I usually […]

The Future of Landfills Along the Wasatch Front

The below article was written by Momentum Recycling “Amglassador” Ryan Goforth: The Future of Landfills along the Wasatch Front              One of the most commonly thrown around statistics about the Salt Lake Metropolitan area is that the population is supposed to double in the next 50 years. What does this mean for the residents of […]

Curbside Glass Recycling Expanding

ABC 4 News covers Momentum Recycling’s expansion of its curbside glass recycling service to Salt Lake County residents in partnership with the Wasatch Front Waste & Recycling District.  View the video clip here. The Deseret News also visited Momentum’s glass processing facility during our Open House on May 23rd. Click here to view photos.  

Utah Sees Downturn in Recyclable Commodity Prices

              Fox 13 News highlighted the recent downturn in the prices of recyclable commodities produced from Salt Lake County’s recycling collection services. Momentum Recycling’s own John Lair discusses the value in creating a local economy for recyclables rather than relying on the global economy to make recycling viable. Click […]

Resource Recycling’s Q&A on Momentum Recycling’s New Denver Facility

Resource Recycling’s Q&A on Momentum Recycling’s New Denver Facility At a time when some communities are retreating on glass recycling, Momentum Recycling is doubling down on it. The Salt Lake City-based secondary glass processor is currently building an $11 million glass cleaning and sorting plant near Denver (see photo to the left and below), enabling […]