MELANIE D. THOMAS
Intermountain Regional Landfill Wins State Approval for Development
Landfill will serve Southern Salt Lake and Northern Utah Counties exploding populations
DATELINE January 10, 2011, Salt Lake City, UTAH The Intermountain Regional Landfill (IRL), Utah’s Greener Waste Solutions, has just won approval from the state of Utah’s Department of Environmental Quality to begin operations. The company has been awarded a Class 1 permit, allowing it to begin service to the burgeoning communities of Southern Salt Lake and Northern Utah Counties.
We are thrilled that we have been given the green light by the state to begin developing our site, said IRL General Manager, Rob Richards. This landfill is a phenomenal solution to what we perceive to be a hole in the waste community in our area. Its location will afford a more economical alternative to the existing landfills, which are over 100 miles away from Central Utah County, and will have a smaller impact on our already poor air quality, Richards added.
The IRL landfill will be located with the Fairfield City limits, just 25 miles west of central Utah County and the I-15 corridor. It’s close proximity to the communities it will serve ensures smaller transport costs to municipalities and its citizens, and less carbon dioxide emissions in the air we breathe, which is consistently ranked among the worst in the nation.
About Intermountain Regional Landfill
The Intermountain Regional Landfill, (IRL), Utah’s Greener Waste Solutions, will serve the residents of southern Salt Lake and northern Utah Counties. The landfill is located just 25 miles west of I-15, within the Fairfield City limits, in the Cedar Valley. IRL will meet the demands of the growing Wasatch Front communities, which are currently being serviced by landfills located nearly 100 miles away from Central Utah County, which has proven to be extremely inefficient. Use of the Intermountain Regional Landfill will greatly reduce the financial cost of long-haul delivery on municipalities and businesses, as well as lessen the devastating impact on our environment and poor air quality. The landfill currently holds a Class 1 permit from the Utah Department of Environmental Quality and is scheduled to open this fall. Further information about the company can be found at its Web site, located at: www.irlutah.com.