Entries by Momentum

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 […]

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 […]