Once a week, we haul that big trash bin out to the street, waiting for a trucks to come along and empty it. Where the stuff we don’t want or can’t use anymore goes doesn’t really concern us – out of sight, out of mind. But managing that never-ending stream of waste coming from our homes is a big concern for the jurisdictions we live in. And they’re getting more sophisticated as time goes by about where to put all the waste and how their operations can pay for themselves.
In this edition of Utah Thrives, we’ll hear from Bountiful Streets and Sanitation Director Gary Blowers, Nathan Rich, General Manager of the Wasatch Integrated Waste Management District, Salt Lake City Sustainability Division Director Debbie Lyons and Dal Wayment, General Manager of the South Davis Sewer District.