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Salt Lake County works to boost recycling rate

Salt Lake County mayor, Ben McAdams has launched a new recycling campaign titled “Start a new cycle – Recycle.”

In Salt Lake County’s Zero Waste Resolution the city aims for 50 percent diversion by 2015; 70 percent diversion by 2025 and zero waste by 2040.

Through curbside recycling, the city has achieved a diversion rate of 38 percent for the residential sector.

Recycling by the non-residential commercial sector and multi-family residential sector is voluntary. A study completed in the spring of 2012 estimated that the recycling rate for the non-residential and multi-family sector in Salt Lake County was approximately 10 percent.