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Save the Date!  

Fix-It Clinic
URA will be at the Sweet Library in SLC on
Saturday, March 23, 11am-2pm


Thanks to all who have joined us at our  Fix-It Clinics! Check out the press coverage! 

The Salt Lake Tribune
Deseret News
ABC 4 Utah

From our June Newsletter:

Sustainable Event Planning...

 Learn more about our 2018 Zero Waste Award winners:

Wasteless Solutions

Utah PaperBox

The McGillis School

Slowing Down Fast Fashion


URA Events - Zero Waste Awards

URA Annual Meeting & Elections

Posted 3/12/2015

Please join us for the Utah Recycling Alliance Annual Members Meeting. 


At this luncheon, Beth Holbrook from Waste Management will give us a recycling legislative update.  There will be opportunities for networking and we will open elections for URA board member positions.  If you would like to be more involved with Utah Recycling Alliance, are interested in recycling legislative updates, would like to serve on the Utah Recycling Alliance board, or just want a chance to mingle with others in the profession, this event is for you!


When: March 23, 2015

Time:  11:30 AM—1:00 PM

Where: Intermountain Health Care

7302 S Bingham Junction Blvd.


TRAX:  Bingham Junction Station on the red line to Day Break. 

Parking can sometimes be difficult at this location.


Please RSVP by March 20th, 2015

by emailing

(to help us get accurate lunch counts)


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Zero Waste Awards Nominations Being Accepted

Posted 10/15/2014

 Nominate your Organization for a Zero Waste Award

Please submit a one page description of how your organization handles its waste, answering any specific questions listed under the award description. The more convincing facts and evidence you provide to back up your claims the better.  Tell us what your waste stream consists of. How do you divert materials? Have you made changes to purchasing practices to impact the waste you produce?  Did you come up with some creative ways to use or reuse materials which reduces the waste you send to the landfill? Who are your end users (where do your materials go)? Please present evidence documenting your diversion rate using weight or volume measurements. Tell us why  you deserve this award.


Include the following with your submission:

•             Organization name:

•             Contact person at organization:

•             Phone:

•             Email:

•             Which award you would like to be considered for: Zero Waste or PDC, Zero to Zero, Innovate Path to Zero                   Award.


Award Descriptions:

  • Zero Waste or PDC (Pretty Darn Close) – This award is presented to an organization or business which has achieved a 90% or above diversion rate. Documentation is key for this one.
  •   Zero to Zero – This award is presented to the organization or business which has made the most progress over the last year or so. If you didn’t have a recycling program in place (not even collecting aluminum cans for the Boy Scouts) and have since started an exemplary recycling program, this award could be for you. Tell us where you started and what you have achieved. We don’t expect you to be at Zero Waste but moving in that direction.
  • Innovative Path to Zero - This award is presented to the organization which is actively moving towards zero waste, and has taken an innovative approach in repurposing materials, or has uncovered unique end-users for a particular waste stream.

 A panel of independent judges will evaluate each of the entries and determine the award recipients.

 All submissions must be sent to: by October 30th, 2014

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Posted 10/9/2014

4th Annual America Recycles Day & Zero Waste Awards 

Posted 10/9/2014

Please join us on November 13th, 6pm at Brewvies to celebrate America Recycles Day and recognize businesses within this state that are making strides toward zero waste.  If you have attended in the past, you know that it is a fun evening to connect with the sustainability-oriented community of Utah!  The evening will kick off at 6pm at Brewvies in Salt Lake City with a presentation of Zero Waste Awards which recognize local businesses, non-profits and government agencies which have set the standards for zero waste in our State. Following the awards ceremony, attendees will be invited to a screening of “Dive” .   A $5 admission includes one drink ticket, two raffle tickets, the awards ceremony, movie screening and an evening of Zero Waste revelry. All proceeds of the event will go to the Utah Recycling Alliance. 

A special thank you to our America Recycles Day sponsors : 

Ace Recycling and Disposal 

Momentum Recycling

InterWest Paper

Uinta Brewing

SLC Green

Rocky Mountain Recycling

We hope to see you on November 13th! 

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