Air Quality and WRR

The 2019 Salt Lake City mayoral race is already off to a steady trot. Many of the numerous candidates who have announced their run have included in their platform an issue that, as a whole, Utahns tend to agree on; improving poor air quality. A major portion the winter air pollution, PM 2.5 is a […]

We are in the Pilot Phase!

The past two weeks we have been busy at work launching our pilot mode. In that time, we have already collected and diverted 2,000 tons of food waste from our pilot participants. This has included liquid manufacturing waste, solid organic waste from restaurants and grocery stores, and bottled and canned food waste. So far all […]

It has begun!

Well, look at that, the first load of organic food waste on the receiving floor of Wasatch Resource Recovery. Just last week this was the site of our Open House, to inaugurate the completed facility. Hosting 300 guests for lively conversations and tours of the facilities.  People from participating business and organizations visited to see […]

Announcing the Open House!

It is almost time to take a first peek at the Wasatch Resource Recovery. With only a few final finishing touches, we would love to show you around before we begin to accept food waste from around the Wasatch Front!  Visit us on Thursday, February 7th to learn more about the site and project;   In […]

FOG Means Fuel

There is a reason why everything fried, fatty, and oily tastes so good to the human pallet. Fats and oils contain high amounts of energy (calories) per volume. This energy source is extremely easy for the body to access and use. Similar to the human digestion system, the anaerobic digesters love Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG). The […]

Introducing the Receiving Building

The WRR can accept a total of nearly 260,000 gallons of liquified organic waste and 330 tons of solid food waste every day! The building is designedaround collecting, processing, and preparing the organic waste quickly and efficiently.  The receiving building is kept at a negative pressure through a foul air system. This contains any potential for bad smells from […]

What Waste Does WRR Accept?

How are we going to fill our five million gallons (and in phase two, ten million gallons) of anaerobic tank space? With organic waste from food manufacturers, restaurants, and other companies. We can accept the “full plate” of food waste as well as some other organic waste.  This means grains, breads, and baked goods, vegetable […]

Soil Health & WRR

Anaerobic Digesters like those at Wasatch Resource Recovery are powerful solutions to a variety of issues in our modern life. Soil health is one of those issues. Much of the top soil in our world has eroded, degraded, and lost productivity. Not only are these soils important for sustaining our food systems but soil is […]

Food Recovery Hierarchy

In 2015, The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) made a goal to reduce food waste by 50% by the year 2030. This goal was recently reaffirmed by the current administration. Currently, 40% of the food supply is estimated to be wasted. The EPA Food Recovery Hierarchy, an inverted pyramid, sets priorities on how best […]

Postponed | Open House

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are sorry to say we will not be able to host an open house this month. We are looking for an early 2019 open house. — It is almost time to take a first peek at the Wasatch Resource Recovery. Visit us on Tuesday, October 16th to learn more about the […]

Guide to WRR Anaerobic Digester Process

While there are many moving pieces of Wasatch Resource Recovery, it is a relatively straightforward system that allows natural processes to happen more efficiently. In addition to reducing landfill use and capturing harmful greenhouse gasses and utilizing it to warm our homes. Read on for a step-by-step guide to how the Anaerobic Digester at Wasatch […]

What Does Anaerobic Digestion Really Mean?

Anaerobic Digestion is a miraculous process that occurs within all humans and animals. Anaerobic is a word used to describe an environment without oxygen, and digestion is a process in which organic material is broken down into simpler organic products. The giant tanks at WRR’s project site are sealed to prevent any seepage of oxygen […]

Strategic Partner Alder Construction Recognized by WCF

Wasatch Resource Recovery has a lot of moving parts, partnering organizations, and employees that have delivered the project at its current stage in development. Alder Construction is one of WRR’s main driving forces: building the complex facilities required to implement anaerobic digestion technology on such a large scale. To ensure the success of the project, […]

4th of July Sets Stage for Reflection on Sustainability in America

As the United States celebrates its 242nd birthday, it boasts a 132-fold increase in population since its start, a number quickly approaching 330 million people. With a larger population comes stimulation in the economy, a greater workforce, and additional individuals available to problem solve and innovate. Alternatively, this growth equates to depletion of viable resources, […]

Waste360 Recognizes WRR’s Morgan Bowerman for Excellent Work in Waste

As sustainability grows and large scale environmental projects become increasingly more common, it is imperative that motivated professionals drive the success of such innovations. At Wasatch Resource Recovery we are proud to host a talented group of engineers, builders, sustainability professionals, scientists, project managers, and more. Managing a $43 million project is no simple task, […]

WRR Featured at 2018 Governor’s Energy Summit

“Utah’s wired for success, thanks to breakthrough energy technologies and partnership designed to transform our future.” Utah’s current governor Gary Herbert chimes in the video produced for the 2018 Governor’s Energy Summit. As Utah’s population, economy, and dependence on resources grow, alternative energy is becoming a hot topic that has begun to peak the interest […]

One Year Later, Where Are We Now?

Since breaking ground last June, Wasatch Resource Recovery has grown tremendously. What used to be empty land is now a collection of buildings including a chemical & dewatering building, a depackaging facility, a boiler building, hydrolysis, pressate, digestate and F.O.G. tanks, and of course, two digester tanks! While the construction is rapidly developing, clients from […]