Renewable Landfill Gas
Republic Services’ Jefferson City Landfill in Missouri was named a Project of the Year by the U.S. EPA Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP). LMOP is a voluntary assistance program designed to help reduce methane emissions from landfills by encouraging the recovery and beneficial use of landfill gas as an energy resource.
Specific benefits include:
The project generates enough electricity to meet the needs of nearly 2,000 homes.
The system reduces emissions equivalent to planting 31,000 acres of fir or pine trees.
The waste heat generated from the engines used to generate electricity is captured to provide steam and hot water for two state-owned correctional centers.