Recycling Waste to Reclaim the Land
In Duchesne, the oil industry is BIG BUSINESS. Drive through this section of Utah’s Uintah basin and you will see oil wells dotting the landscape. But the landscape isn’t completely barren and beholden to oil. After drilling a well, oil companies are obligated to reclaim the land – a practice designed to minimize the impact on local resources.
Now enter 4-C Dairy.
Charlie, Cindy, Chet, and Curtis, the Dairy’s namesake “C’s” recently started a reclamation business to help oil companies meet these environmental standards. Since cattle manure provides excellent nutrient-rich soil for native plants to flourish, this new company is a winning proposition for the dairy-farm family. 4-C Reclamation, started this past spring, has not only generated jobs in rural Duchesne county, but provided an excellent way for the dairy to manage its waste. The company contracts with oil companies, and once initial well drilling is complete, spreads manure and sprays seed to restore the native landscape.
This dairy’s entrepreneurial spirit and their willingness to work across industries benefits the physical environment as well as the greater community of Duchesne/Bridgerland.