Green Waste

Starting Point: In 2011, Salt Lake City grinds tree waste for mulch or pays to have wood processed and hauled away.

2015 Goal: Green waste recovered in the most sustainable manner, with the appropriate revenue recovered.

Update: The City's Urban Forestry Program now sells the vast majority of its wood waste to a company that recycles it into high quality mulch. The program also provides some wood chips (free of charge) to community food gardens and is now also selling some of the higher quality logs (resulting from removal of public property trees) to a wood crafter. In the summer of 2014, the Urban Forestry program also rented a soil sifter to sort a significant amount of high quality soil from large piles of landscape waste.

Target: Complete.