NORTH SALT LAKE — The Wasatch Resource Recovery facility, Utah’s first anaerobic digester dedicated to food waste diversion, is inviting the public to tour the facility during an open house on Thursday, Feb. 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Anaerobic digestion is a biological process where microbes break down biodegradable material without oxygen.
The facility, located at 1370 W. Center, will turn organic material — including food scraps, food manufacturing waste and expired food and beverages — into clean, renewable natural gas.
The open house will feature warm beverages and light refreshments, as well as guided tours.
Officials estimate that once the $43 million facility is operational it will divert about 360 tons of solid waste from landfills every day.
For more information, log on to wasatchresourcerecovery.com.