SWACO Signs Landfill Gas Conversion Deal

Aug 3, 2012

The Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio says methane gas produced by decomposing trash in the Franklin County landfill will soon be used to create electricity and fuel for vehicles. SWACO has signed a 20-year contract with a renewable energy company to clean and process the methane currently burned at the landfill to keep it from building up in underground pockets or leaking into the air. The processed methane will then be sold, with SWACO sharing in the profits. Director Ron Mills says those profits will help pay for upkeep of the landfill.