The Republic Services Oak Grove Landfill gas-to-energy project in Winder, Georgia was recognized by the U.S. EPA Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP) as a Project of the Year. The Oak Grove landfill supplies enough renewable energy to heat 10,500 homes. The use of this renewable resource results in 44,500 fewer tons of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere each year.
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. As an LMOP program participant, Republic Services helps local facilities gain access to a vast network of industry experts and practitioners, as well as to various technical and marketing resources that can help with landfill gas energy project development.