Excessive trash can be a problem at college campuses, fouling up dorm hallways and campus walkways. But an energy team at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) has found a way to turn that problem into a solution by using trash for heat and electricity.

"Rather than spend money to upgrade those old technologies, the school decided to spend the money on a co-gen plant. We figured, why spend the money on this old technology? Let's move into the 21st century." -- Paul Chamberlin, Assistant VP of Energy and Campus Development at UNH