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 for Momentum Recycling, Joe (pictured below) noticed how many kids along his route just LOVED to see him drive up in the big recycling truck. Many parents had previously told Joe about how much their children looked forward to seeing the truck and how fascinated they seemed by it.
One day while at the store, Joe noticed some toy trucks (similar to Matchbox cars) just like the one he drives at Momentum Recycling – so he bought a small stash of trucks and began taking them with him on his routes.
On September 23, the first appropriate opportunity came for Joe to give one of the toy trucks to a little boy who was about 2-years-old. During his route, a mom and her son were outside and the little boy became so excited to see the truck and started waving at Joe. So Joe grabbed a toy truck from inside the cab, brought it over and gave it to the little boy. The mom said, “You made his day!” …what the mom might not have known, was that it made Joe’s day too.
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Momentum Recycling is so lucky to have employees like Joe and for the opportunity to connect with the people in the communities we serve. Thank you all so much for your continued support!
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 website for just $8/mo and a $45 startup fee.
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!
Kate Whitbeck of Momentum Recycling presented at the 6th Annual Intermountain Sustainability Summit on March 5th on developing an anaerobic digester to convert Salt Lake City’s food waste to energy:
Zions Direct TV covers Momentum Recycling’s curbside glass collection service for residents along with our other mixed recyclables and composting services for businesses:
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: