Modern landfills are highly engineered facilities, leveraging proven technology to monitor emissions and safeguard the surrounding environment. Our landfill located in Amsterdam, Ohio not only applies these technologies, but is also equipped with a state-of-the-art landfill gas recovery system. While diversion of waste is our goal, we are committed to providing responsible waste disposal when necessary.
The gas recovery system captures gas produced during decomposition deep within the landfill where it is generated. The gas is then cleaned and converted into electricity or pipelined to CNG stations to fuel CNG vehicles.
Methane captured from landfills is a carbon neutral, green, renewable energy that can fuel vehicles or help power the electricity grid.
Landfill gas is generated 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Methane is a natural by-product of organic decomposition.
Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions
All landfills generate methane. By capturing landfill gases, we reduce the greenhouse gases emitted into the air and help slow climate change.
Offsets the use of non-renewable resources
By producing energy from landfill gas, we lessen pollution that comes from drilling, mining, transporting, and burning non-renewable resources such as coal, oil, and natural gas.