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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 […]

State Recycling Remaining 3.2 Beer

NORTH SALT LAKE, Utah – Hundreds of cases of beer have been dumped down the drain in Utah as the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control clears out their supply. Three pallets containing over 200 cases of 3.2 beer were destroyed Friday morning at Wasatch Resource Recovery in North Salt Lake. “It’s kind of painful for […]

Unsold beer from state liquor stores gets turned into natural gas

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control destroyed a lot of beer Friday — in the name of obeying the law. But all this beer from state liquor stores that used to be too strong for grocery stores isn’t just going down the drain. It’s being turned into methane gas and […]

Digesting Thanksgiving Leftovers: One Utah Facility Turning Food Waste Into Energy

It’s nearly Thanksgiving, which means extra food — and extra food waste. But one man’s garbage is another’s renewable energy. Wasatch Resource Recovery in North Salt Lake, Utah, is already taking in more than 350 tons of food waste every day, and it’s only at half capacity. While it started taking some food in February […]