Attention Customers: We're excited to announce that Waste Management, North America's leading environmental solutions provider, has acquired Advanced Disposal. Learn what this means for you here.

 
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Attention Customers: We're excited to announce that Waste Management, North America's leading environmental solutions provider, has acquired Advanced Disposal. Learn what this means for you here.

Committed to Mother Earth.

We are dedicated to finding effective,
sustainable solutions to preserve
the environment for future 
generations.

Landfill Gas-to-Energy

Turning waste into energy.

Landfill Gas-to-Energy Diagram

ENGINEERING MARVELS

Advanced Disposal’s landfills are impressive engineering structures that offer proven protection to the natural environment while providing a vital service to governments, businesses and residents. They are managed and operated meticulously, providing a safe and cost-effective disposal option for community waste.

Advanced Disposal engineers and designs its facilities with the latest technology in the waste industry. We incorporate state-of-the-art systems that include: Bottom Liner Systems, Leachate Collection Systems and Gas Collection Systems for our municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills.

ENERGY CONSERVERS

Landfill gas collection systems are how modern landfills deal with gases created within the waste. The landfill gas that is collected contains approximately 50% methane and is either destroyed by combusting it in a flare or is diverted to an on-site treatment facility for the conversion of this gas to energy.  The conversion of landfill gas to energy is an effective means of recycling and reusing this valuable resource.

Here’s how the process to convert this valuable resource to energy works: as landfill cells are filled with waste, methane gas, a byproduct of any decomposing material, is collected from within the waste through a system of vertical wells and pipelines and directed to a separate on-site treatment facility.  The treated landfill gas is either pumped off site to a manufacturer near the landfill to supplement or replace their natural gas usage or is used to generate electricity right at the landfill that is delivered to the electrical grid.

Another benefit of the destruction or utilization of this landfill gas is that it prevents the raw methane in the gas from escaping into the atmosphere as a greenhouse gas. At some Advanced Disposal landfills, the installation of these collection systems to destroy the methane in the landfill gas is done on a voluntary basis, and thus, we receive credit  for reducing the impact of this greenhouse gas on the environment.  Advanced Disposal is a registered participant with the Climate Action Reserve and upon completion of a thorough verification process established by the Reserve, Advanced Disposal is awarded carbon offset credits that can be sold to other consumers or utilities that desire to offset their greenhouse gas generation.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has endorsed landfill gas as an environmentally friendly energy resource that reduces our reliance on fossil fuels, such as coal and oil. Advanced Disposal is an active participant in landfill gas-to-energy projects at our MSW landfills and continues to look for smart solutions for solving our community’s needs.

 

Landfill Gas-to-Energy Projects Infographic

 

To learn more about our landfills with gas-to-energy sites, click below

Blackfoot Landfill on Winslow, IN
Blue Ridge Landfill in Irvine, KY
Cranberry Creek Landfill in Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Cumberland County Landfill in Newburg, PA
Emerald Park Landfill in Muskego, WI
Greentree Landfill in Kersey, PA
Hickory Meadows Landfill in Hilbert, WI
Mostoller Landfill in Somerset, PA
Orchard Hills Landfill in Davis Junction, IL (agreement in place, pending construction)  
Evergreen Landfill in Valdosta, GA
Seven Mile Creek Landfill in Eau Claire, WI
Star Ridge Landfill in Moody, AL
Wolf Creek Landfill in Dry Branch, GA
Zion Landfill in Zion, IL


Click here to view a listing of all Advanced Disposal landfill locations.

 
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Advanced Disposal, now part of Waste Management

Waste Management, based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management environmental services in North America. Through its subsidiaries, Waste Management provides collection, transfer, disposal services, and recycling and resource recovery.  It is also a leading developer, operator and owner of landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States.  Waste Management’s customers include residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers throughout North America.  To learn more information about Waste Management, visit www.wm.com.

 
 
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