ABC 4 News “Recycle This” Series: Glass Recycling

Did you know that the national average for glass recycling is 33%, yet here in Utah we are only recycling 6% of our glass currently? – Kimberly Nelson from ABC 4 News toured Momentum Recycling’s glass processing facility in their weekly “Recycle This” series to help educate residents on where & how to recycle their glass:

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Jason Utgaard's TEDx Talk

Jason Utgaard Presents at TEDxSaltLakeCity

Jason Utgaard's TEDx Talk

Jason Utgaard works here at Momentum Recycling assisting with our community outreach efforts by helping educate area residents on how/where to best recycle their glass, as well as by helping to promote the efforts of local businesses who are actively recycling to divert material from our landfills.

A few years ago, Jason founded an online store called The Spotted Door that is dedicated exclusively to products made from recycled + reclaimed materials.  The site features reclaimed wood furniture, recycled glass jewelry, clothing made from recycled plastic, and several hundred other items.

He recently presented at TEDxSaltLakeCity on “Designing the Future Using Unlikely Materials.”  Take a few minutes and listen to his inspirational talk!


Recycle Utah Gets “Uncorked” with Annual Fundraiser

Recycle Utah wants to offer continuous glass recycling for Summit County. The nonprofit organization has recycled glass on and off for the past 24 ½ years, and would like to make it a permanent service. The trick, however, is the logistics: “We would do it when we had someone to deliver our bin to the Salt Lake valley,” said Insa Riepen, Recycle Utah executive director. “We would collect the glass here and then transport it down the canyon, but we couldn’t guarantee that we could do it because we needed to contract the haulers and the sorters.” That’s why Recycle Utah began hosting its Uncorked fundraiser three years ago.  Read More

Recycle Utah Uncorked Fundraiser

Pleasant Grove Glass Recycling Program Gets a Second Pass

A simple tweet opened a whole new possibility for recycling in Utah Valley this week. Acting on the request of residents, Pleasant Grove has started what is believed to be the valley’s first glass recycling program. Utah Valley as a whole has been slow to adopt such an effort, which has been available for a couple years in Salt Lake County and Park City.

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West Valley City to Open Glass Recycling Drop-Off Location

West Valley City has partnered with Waste Management of Utah and Momentum Recycling to provide a drop-off location for glass. The drop-off bin is located at the West Valley City Public Works building at 2805 South 3600 West and is accessible seven days a week.

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SLC Public Safety Building is Greenest of the Green in the Country

Public Safety Building

The city’s new Public Safety Building is the first building of its kind in the country to earn a “net zero” energy rating, meaning it generates as much energy as it uses.

Open for just a few months and home to the city’s police and fire departments as well as emergency dispatchers, the 174,000-square-foot building features a roof canopy of solar panels, an off-site solar farm and takes advantage of natural lighting with abundant and strategically placed windows.

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KUER Glass Recycling News

KUER: Salt Lake City Expanding Glass Recycling with New Facility

More Salt Lake City residents are recycling glass since curbside pickup started last fall. Today city officials celebrated the grand opening of a new facility that will increase the city’s capacity to process the glass and yield a more sustainable end product.

Listen to KUER 90.1’s coverage here:

Salt Lake Tribune Coverage of Momentum Recycling Grand Opening

Community leaders gather for the grand opening of the new Momentum Recycling clean glass recycling facility.

A facility that will dramatically increase the glass recycling capacity in Salt Lake City had its grand opening Thursday. Community leaders attended opening ceremonies for Momentum Recycling at 658 S. 4050 West.

“Our partnership with Momentum Recycling has expanded our ability to recover our glass in a sustainable manner that keeps resources local,” the city’s recycling program manager, Debbie Lyons, said in a news release.

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Sandy Now Recycling Glass

SANDY, UT — The city is now accepting glass bottles and jars for recycling. Items can be dropped off at Sandy City Public Works, 8775 S. 700 West. This service is available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The glass will be taken to a local glass recycler, currently Momentum Recycling, which operates in the Salt Lake Valley. The recycling program is a partnership between the city and Waste Management of Utah Inc.

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Salt Lake City Starting Curbside Glass Recycling

SALT LAKE CITY — Curbside glass recycling programs are ready to begin in select Salt lake City neighborhoods.

City workers began delivering glass recycling bins Oct. 17 to residents in neighborhoods between State Street and 2000 East, including the Avenues and Capitol Hill. Collection will begin Nov. 1 and will take place once a month.

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