Entries by Momentum

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 […]

Is The Glass Half-Full?

In the single-stream era, glass tends to get lumped in the contaminant category, but there might be more solutions available for this important material than many realize. Momentum Recycling was featured in Resource Recycling’s article this month by Dylan De Thomas.  The article highlights the leaders in glass processing innovations and cities around the country […]

Ogden Glass Recycling Program a Smashing Success

Glass recycling in Ogden, Utah began as a City-provided service in 2013 with the establishment of three (3) drop-off sites located around Ogden.  Reporter Cathy McKitrick of the Standard Examiner checked up on the status of this initiative in her most recent report below:   Ogden’s Glass Recycling a Smashing Success? OGDEN — Since August 2013, Ogden’s […]

5th Annual Zero Waste Awards

Momentum Recycling is proud to be a member of the Utah Recycling Alliance (URA) and a sponsor of the annual Zero Waste Awards that recognize local businesses who have made great progress toward becoming zero waste organizations.  Below is a letter from the URA Board Members inviting you to nominate a business for one of this year’s awards […]

The Story of the Toy Truck

From the very start of Momentum Recycling, we felt that it was extremely important to establish honest, genial relationships in the communities we serve.  That interface with the community we knew would be afforded by using semi-automated trucks where the driver exits the truck to complete the collection. In his “front-line” role as a truck driver […]

Curbside Glass Recycling Spreading to SL County Neighborhoods

Big News! – We are excited to announce that the curbside glass recycling program is expanding into Salt Lake County neighborhoods!  In partnership with Wasatch Front Waste & Recycling, the new program has already begun servicing the Canyon Rim and Emigration Canyon neighborhoods.  You can sign-up to get your own bin here on Wasatch Front’s […]

Momentum Recycling to Open Recycling Facility in Colorado

The Momentum Recycling family is very proud to announce that we will be opening up a new glass recycling facility in Denver, CO in 2016! Currently, most glass in Colorado does not get recycled – but that is about to change.  Follow this link to read more in Westword’s coverage of this exciting news!