Two anaerobic food digesters will reduce trash bills for the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, PA. By using the digesters to break down organic trash, the casino will reduce its monthly trash load by 20 to 30 tons, according to LehighValleyLive.com.
The food digesters use microorganisms to break leftover food waste into grey water, which is then discharged to the sewer system.
This is the second phase of the resort’s project. First, the Sands tried a smaller digester in the staff dining room. Three years later, it was declared a success, and the resort moved forward with the new digesters.
Another Pennsylvania organization is also looking at better ways to manage food waste.