WASATCH RESOURCE RECOVERY IN THE MEDIA

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 […]

How this North Salt Lake plant will turn table scraps into natural gas

NORTH SALT LAKE — It is the only one of its kind in Utah, or the West for that matter, and it quietly occupies a patch of land in North Salt Lake, gobbling up the food waste from yogurt manufacturers, used restaurant oil, bad batches of beer, soda pop and discarded produce from grocery stores. […]

The Food Waste Place: Wasatch Resource Recovery’s Anaerobic Digester

Until this year, most of the organic waste from restaurants, grocery stores and food-manufacturing plants throughout the valley had one ignominious end: the landfill. Our discarded foodstuffs just lie there, gassing off methane into the atmosphere and can take up to 25 years to decompose a mere head of lettuce. But now, there’s a much […]

Utah Facility Turns Old Food Into Renewable Energy

NORTH SALT LAKE, Utah – A Utah facility has come up with what they call a solution to the food waste problem while creating natural energy. “This really is the solution along the Wasatch Front for food waste,” said Morgan Bowerman, resource recovery and sustainability manager with Wasatch Resource Recovery. Bowerman said the facility gives […]