Leaders in the Industry

Denali has a world-class team of people in this division with an unprecedented amount of combined experience in all aspects of waste food collection, logistics, feed manufacturing, commodity trading, and animal production. This team works under the guidelines of a highly sophisticated quality control program to ensure that the feed products that they handle, and products are the best offered in the industry. They are also supported by independent animal production consultants who are considered leaders in the industry.

Food Waste to Animal Feed

Denali procures waste food by-products from a large base of food manufacturing facilities, retail grocery store chains, and restaurants located across the United States. These food by-products are either delivered directly to livestock production facilities within the US or taken to one of our partner-owned or company-owned, food-to-feed processing facilities to be processed and blended with other commodities to be used or marketed as a high-quality feed supplement to local livestock production operations.

Our Services

Between our facilities, including Imperial Western Products, and our partner-owned facilities, we are proud to have more than 100 years of combined experience in animal feed manufacturing. Some of the services we provide are:

  • Converting Used Cooking Oil to Biodiesel
  • Creating a closed loop process by turning food waste into animal feed or compost which gets reapplied for land use.

Volume of Food Waste

According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), it is estimated that approximately 30-40% of the food supply in the United States goes to waste each year. This equates to roughly 133 billion pounds of food, or over $161 billion worth of food, going to waste annually in the U.S.

Food waste can be a valuable resource that can be repurposed as animal feed. Many types of food waste, such as vegetable scraps, bakery waste, and outdated food products, can be used to feed animals.

There are several benefits to using food waste as animal feed. First, it helps to reduce the amount of food waste that goes to landfill, which can have negative environmental impacts. Second, it can provide a low-cost alternative to traditional animal feed sources, which can be expensive. Finally, using food waste as animal feed can help to reduce the demand for land and water resources needed to produce feed crops.

NOTE: not all food waste is suitable for use as animal feed. Some types of food waste may contain harmful contaminants or pathogens that could be harmful to animals. Therefore, it is important to properly process and treat food waste before using it as animal feed.

Our Expertise in Converting Food Waste to Animal Feed







Our Contribution to Reducing Climate Change

Greenhouse Effect

Every 3.64 tons of bakery food waste we sell as animal feed conserves one acre of US forest which equals the removal of 2.6 trucks off the road daily. Based on our annual production, Denali has taken the equivalent of 24,122 trucks off the road annual

Water Conservation

Each ton of bakery and organics fed to livestock is the equivalent of conversing 89,250 gallons of water that otherwise would have been diverted to corn.

Land Conservation

Through the production of 15,000 tons of bakery animal feed produced monthly, Denali was able to drastically reduce the consumption of water through growing traditional corn for animal feed. This equates to 49,450 acres of annual land conservation.

Reporting Capabilities

Denali works with its manufacturing partners to provide data and analytics that support the complex state and federal regulations they’re required to meet. The current business environment for food processors and distributors are quite complicated, like the federal Food Safety and Modernization Act.

Through reporting on a weekly and/or monthly basis, Denali can track and record all necessary data. For instance, Denali has scales onsite, on trucks and at facilities that can weigh the material for each pickup and give our customers access to real-time data as we enter it into our system.  This information is also stored in our system so historical data is available.

Learn More

If you are interested in learning more about Denali’s work, our team would be delighted to provide you with the information you need. Whatever questions you have, we are here to answer them and we have additional resources available if desired. Please do not hesitate to contact us or complete the form below to receive further information. We are excited to hear from you!