What does ‘food waste’ mean, anyway?

When you hear the words ‘food waste’ what do you picture? Veggie scraps? Moldy food? Expired packaged goods? It can be difficult to understand the types of material and the volumes at which we accept them at Wasatch Resource Recovery, so here’s an inside look at some of what comes our way!  Liquid Waste Most […]

Sell by, Use by, Best by – Can I Eat This?

Have you ever cleaned out your pantry or fridge and found an old bottle of ketchup or a box of crackers that you forgot about? You check the label and it says “Best By February 2016”, oops! You open them up and they smell fine, look fine, even taste fine! But that pesky date… In […]

“Do you incinerate the food waste?” “No!”

This is one of the most common questions we receive at Wasatch Resource Recovery and one that we wanted to dive into a bit more! Incineration was one of the most common ways to keep solid waste out of landfills in the United States and much of the world 20 to 30 years ago. It […]

Case Study – Harmons Grocery’s Vision for Sustainability Drives Food Waste Diversion Efforts

There are myriad things to consider when assessing a grocery store chain’s environmental impact. A comprehensive sustainability plan takes into consideration everything from environmentally friendly packaging, to energy conservation, to alternative fuel delivery vehicles. However, according to Kate Whitbeck, Harmons Grocery sustainability director, the locally owned and operated grocery chain chose waste reduction and diversion […]

Case Study – Squatters Craft Beer and Wasatch Brewery: Guided by a Commitment to Environmental Responsibility

If you were to ask the average Salt Lake City beer enthusiast which local brewery is most commonly associated with your hometown, the answer is likely to be Squatters Pub Brewery. Squatters, founded in 1989 and uniting with Wasatch Brewery in 2002 to form Utah Brewers Cooperative, is the quintessential Salt Lake City brewery with […]

We’ve Been Busy!

So far this year (2020) we have received over 87,000 TONS of food waste! In large part, this is thanks to our amazing, planet-saving customers that consistently send us their waste product. We wanted to take a minute and highlight just a few materials that regularly come our way. There is a dog food manufacturer […]