Promontory Point Resources (PPR) is committed to transparency, safety, integrity, teamwork, social responsibility and innovation. Listening to all stakeholders and providing transparency with each of them provides better results for all. PPR stakeholders include customers, neighbors, friends, families, regulatory agencies, municipalities, our investors and the environment. Our goal is to be your trusted local partner and an exceptional solution provider.
What makes Promontory Point Landfill different?
The facility on Promontory Point is not just another landfill. It is built with the latest technology and design specifications to comply with the most stringent local, state and federal requirements. As a private entity, it is incumbent upon us to operate cost effectively while meeting all regulatory requirements, including the management of all areas affecting air and water quality. PPR will ultimately recover methane and convert it to the most valuable commodity available. The site will be primarily powered by solar energy. Our location is close enough for easy commercial access, yet far enough away to minimize the impact on residential communities.
The simple answer is “growth”. By 2050, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development anticipates Utah’s population will grow by another 2.5 million people. With this growth, our waste capacity must grow as well. The landfill was originally permitted in 2001 by the Utah Department of Quality (DEQ). DEQ only issues a permit to a landfill after a rigorous review and public comment process. DEQ supports the need for an additional resource, and now PPR is meeting the expanding needs of Utah’s growth through a private entity.
Utah has seen rapid growth in recent years. Subsequently, Northern Utah’s current landfills are running out of space or will soon find landfill expansions competing with other municipal infrastructure initiatives for funding.
The existing landfills were originally constructed to provide direct support to the municipality where they are located. They were never designed to provide regional solutions or an economical solution for multiple municipalities. Northern Utah has an immediate need for alternatives.
Our Utah-based team has over 175 combined years of professional waste experience. The construction of the facility is being supervised and completed by a Utah based building firm bringing a local understanding to the specific site location as well as the ability to effectively use Utah resources in the process. The operation of the facility will be staffed by experienced personnel with close ties to the area.
The residents/consumers- The Gardner Policy Institute projects that a 188.7% increase in the administrative and waste services sector is needed to manage future waste generated by Utah’s fast- growing population. Promontory Point Landfill would be developed ahead of the anticipated population growth and the critical need for additional disposal capacity.
Promontory Point Landfill expands the waste-disposal choices for Utah’s communities and businesses.
Competition- Because of a fragmented market, relatively small size of existing facilities, transportation distances, environmental legacies, closure cost liabilities and public administrative burden, the current municipal-owned facilities can greatly benefit from Promontory Point Resources, which offers an economically viable alternative and brings more competition into the marketplace. Example: Davis County just announced the closure of their incinerator in July 2017.
Box Elder County- The new facility will bring new jobs, paying much higher hourly rates than the state average, as well as providing high quality benefits. Box Elder County will directly benefit from the landfill by receiving a $2 per-ton host fee with an overall economic impact far beyond the host fee. It is estimated this will add roughly $1 million to the county’s budget annually, an increase of 5%-10%, plus provide new living wage jobs and engage Northern Utah companies to supply services to the site.
The overall air quality in Utah and the Western US- The vast majority of the volume at PPR will arrive by rail on the Union Pacific Railroad. The Wasatch Valley knows better than most the impacts of automobiles, trucks and commercial vehicles on the air that we breathe. “The Inversion” that the Wasatch Valley experiences multiple times each winter occurs, in one form or another, in other major metropolitan areas across the western United States. By moving wastes by rail across the western US, PPR will eliminate hundreds of thousands of truck based highway miles every year. The carbon impact and reduction of “greenhouse gas” generation by utilizing rail versus trucks will help improve the air that millions of Americans in the west breath every day.
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