05 October 2010

SLICE visits the Salt Lake Valley Landfill!

On September 23rd, Student Leaders In Civic Involvement (SLICE) visited the Salt Lake City Landfill in order to learn about trash disposal and recycling. Slice members learned how the landfill was constructed in order to keep hazardous materials out of clean drinking water. SLICE also learned about the importance of recycling. For example, an average time for a plastic bottle to biodegrade fully is approximately 450-1000 years if they are not recycled. What a huge difference recycling makes! SLICE was also shown around the landfill in the SLCC van.

Slice in front of the Salt Lake Valley Solid Waste sign at the entrance to the landfill.

Compost pile... GO GREEN! :)

SLICE members get presented to by Landfill staff.

The landfill is constructed in layers in order to protect ground water from toxic waste.

SLICE members in front of the "recycle vs throw away" wall. It's unbelieveable how big of a change recycling makes!

SLICE in the SLCC van driving through the landfill! Great fun!

The landfill... how much of that could have been recycled??

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