Recycling Landfills

Converting landfills into energy sources primarily involves capturing landfill gas (LFG), which is rich in methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Here’s a simplified overview of the process:

Gas Collection

Landfill gas (LFG), rich in methane, is collected using a series of wells and a blower/flare (or vacuum) system1.

Gas Processing

The collected gas is then processed to remove impurities and moisture to improve its quality2.

Energy Conversion

The processed gas can be used in several ways:

These methods help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, offset the use of non-renewable resources, and provide a renewable energy source that benefits the community and the environment.