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 glass recycler, and Wasatch Resource Recovery, which turns food scraps into methane gas, traveled on Monday to Ogden to spread the word about their services.

James Soares, who as chief operating officer for Lotus Craft helped pull the event together, is a big booster of the possibilities.

If the cost for businesses of recycling their glass and food scraps isn’t less, “it’s not a whole lot more” than just sending the material to the landfill, he said. “There’s so much upside to making that stretch.” Lotus Craft helps operate Ogden River Brewing, where Monday’s gathering was held.

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