Waste Management Opens Landfill Plant

Waste Management, Inc. has opened its latest waste-based renewable energy facility at the company’s Bethel Landfill. The energy produced from the landfill gas will provide power for the service area of the landfill and through the electrical transmission grid.

The landfill gas-to-energy (LFGTE) facility at the Bethel Landfill will produce 4.8 megawatts (MW) of electricity. The plant is the first such facility in Virginia for Waste Management as a solo venture. The Bethel Landfill LFGTE plant is part of Waste Management’s national initiative to build 60 new renewable energy facilities over the next five years.

“Waste Management’s gas-to-energy project at its Bethel Landfill is an example of how we can develop and utilize alternative means to lessen our dependence on foreign oil as well as reduce our greenhouse gas emissions,” said Virginia’s Secretary of Natural Resources L. Preston Bryant Jr.

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