Waste Management Producing Energy from Landfillsadmin
Waste Management, Inc. opened a renewable energy facility at a company landfill in Virginia. The company says the landfill’s methane gas will produce 4.8 megawatts of electricity — enough energy to power more than 4,700 homes.
The plant is part of Waste Management’s plan to build 60 renewable energy facilities over the next five years. Currently, Waste Management produces enough energy to run the equivalent of 1 million homes each year. By 2020, it expects to double that output.
Waste Management operates 277 landfills nationwide.