What Can I Do
Recycle Your Old Car Seat
Safe Kids Salt Lake County now has six locations across the county where the public can drop off car seats for recycling. When children outgrow their car seats, or the car seat is expired, has been is involved in a serious crash, recalled and un-useable; parents now have a better way to dispose of car seats.
What is a Safe Kids Shed? A shed is a drop off spot where the public can deposit their car seats without having to dismantle them. Seats are later picked up and taken to a recycling center where they go through a break-down process and eventually the result is recycled plastic items. The sheds also will accept bike helmets. The sheds were provided by Lowe’s in Salt Lake City at a very generous discount.
Safe Kids now has six locations where people can deposit their car seats:
• URECYCLE, 2064 West Alexander Street (2410 S.) (anytime)
• SLVHD, South Main Clinic, 3690 South Main Street (anytime)
• Salt Lake Valley Transfer Station, 502 West 3300 South (anytime)
• Murray Fire Station #84, 163 East 5900 South (anytime)
• Riverton City Park, 12765 South 1400 West (anytime)
• West Valley City Hall, 3600 S. Constitution Blvd (8am-5pm)
For more information contact May Romo at 385-468-3880.
Calculate your Impact
Park City recently added a feature to their website in which individuals/households & businesses can estimate their greenhouse gas emissions, water use & solid waste generation. They have graciously agreed to allow SLCo residents the opportunity to access this service.
This book is a great resource for homeowners who want to increase energy efficiency, waterwise, and visitable practices in their own homes.
TravelWise, also known as Transportation Demand Management (TDM), is a set of strategies or tactics that encourage travelers to use alternatives to driving alone. The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) and its partners are hard at work addressing challenges to help make our existing transportation system work better. Strategic committees have been, or are being formed, and consist of the Governor's Office, UTA, cities, employers, citizens and activists. Together we can all make TravelWise a success for the future of our state and the futures of our children.
Utah Jazz Green Team
The Jazz Green Team is an extensive multi-year program which encourages Utah citizens and companies to become more energy efficient. Learn important conservation tips, incentives and rebates for energy-efficient improvements, and how to win great prizes.
The Solar Salt Lake Project is led by a partnership among Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Clean Energy, and other stakeholders whose goal is to develop a fully-scoped city and county-level implementation plan to facilitate at least 10 megawatts (or an additional 10,000 solar PV systems) of new solar photovoltaic (PV) installations in the government, commercial, industrial, and residential sectors by 2015.
The Solar Salt Lake website offers the first “one-stop-shop” for solar in Salt Lake City and Salt Lake County, featuring useful consumer information on how to “go solar,” a solar map, and an interactive tool to help citizens and businesses calculate solar PV production potential. The website is nearly completed and a link will be posted soon.
Utah Tax Credits, Rebates,
and other Incentives
You too can help reduce energy consumption by making energy efficiency retrofits to your homes. In addition to the lower cost of utility bills, homeowners also qualify for tax credits, rebates, and other incentives.