A Utah company wants to turn your food scraps into energy and fertilizer

By Shelley K. Mesch | Sep. 3, 2021 Wasatch Resource Recovery wants a lot more garbage. Specifically, the food you plan to throw in the trash. They will take your rotten vegetables, dinner remnants, even chicken bones. Operating since early 2019, Wasatch Resource Recovery (WRR) runs two anaerobic digesters — like giant mechanical stomachs — […]

5 places Utah gardeners can share their extra fruits and vegetables

By Caroleine James | July 21, 2021, 6:45 a.m. Many Utah gardeners have already started enjoying apricots, tomatoes, zucchini and peppers they’ve grown in a backyard plot. But what will they do in a few weeks, when the harvest fills the kitchen counter and exceeds what they can put in their refrigerator — or stomach? […]

Private recyclers prodding Ogden businesses to recycle glass, food scraps

OGDEN — Recycling isn’t just about setting aside the empty aluminum cans and cardboard generated in your home. Restaurants can do their part, and a pair of private recyclers are reaching out, hoping to get Ogden-area entrepreneurs to keep the empty bottles and food scraps they generate out of the landfill. Reps from Momentum Recycling, a […]

Convert your food waste into renewable energy

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Food waste is a common part of our everyday lives. “It’s fairly immoral to waste this much food,” sustainability manager Morgan Bowerman said. “Because we waste all this food while one in six adults in the U.S. are food insecure.” Morgan Bowerman is the sustainability manager at Wasatch Resource Recovery, a […]

Here’s where your rotten kitchen scraps are turned into natural gas and fertilizer

Utah’s 2-year-old digester is accepting residential food waste such as spoiled produce, meat, bread and dairy products. Got sour milk? Rotten lettuce? Moldy bread? Don’t throw them in the trash. That icky, spoiled foodstuff can now go to Utah’s giant food digester, where it will be turned into renewable natural gas and nutrient-rich soil. Wasatch Resource […]

Utah disposes of 275 cases of beer worth nearly $18,000. Why? Because the law says so.

North Salt Lake • The state agency charged with distributing and selling alcohol in Utah has disposed of thousands of gallons of drinkable beer worth almost $18,000. On Friday — which was the unlucky 13th for people who hate to see beer get tossed — the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control transported 275 cases […]