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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.

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