FRESNO, Texas (Oct. 25, 2019) – Republic Services unveiled today a new landfill gas-to-energy project at Blue Ridge Landfill. Replacing an older renewable energy project at the site, the new facility is designed to collect landfill gas generated at Blue Ridge Landfill and yield a clean, renewable fuel. The facility has the capacity to reduce annual greenhouse gas emissions equivalent of more than 51,000 cars on local roads, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
“As a leader in our industry, we strive to do the right thing and be a good neighbor,” said area president Rich Kang. “With this innovative renewable energy facility right here in our community, we are using the latest technology to capture the byproduct of our solid waste and convert it into renewable energy that protects our local environment and provides a clean fuel source.”
Landfill gas-to-energy projects like these involve capturing methane as organic waste breaks down. The methane can be processed to meet natural gas pipeline quality specifications, converting organic waste into a clean fuel and energy source for future generations.
The Blue Ridge facility is one of Republic’s 75 renewable energy projects across the nation, and one of 10 located in Texas. In total, Republic’s landfill gas to energy projects generate enough renewable energy to fully power more than 250,000 homes annually.
Morrow Renewables, which built and operates the landfill gas-to-energy facility at Blue Ridge Landfill, is a recognized leader among renewable natural gas developers. A Midland-based company, Morrow partners with Republic on three renewable energy projects in Texas.
About Blue Ridge Landfill
Blue Ridge Landfill TX, LP, a Republic Services company, has served business and residential customers throughout the Houston Metro since 1992. With 41 on-site employees, the Landfill handles approximately 4,000 tons of waste per day, or more than 1 million tons annually. Since 2016, the Landfill has invested more than $11 million on infrastructure upgrades and odor-control systems and has supported multiple community organizations.
About Republic Services
Republic Services, Inc. is an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste disposal. Through its subsidiaries, Republic’s collection operations, transfer stations, recycling processing centers, landfills, and energy and environmental services provide effective solutions to make responsible recycling and waste disposal effortless for its 14 million customers. More than 36,000 employees are committed to providing a superior experience while fostering a sustainable Blue Planet® for future generations to enjoy a cleaner, safer and healthier world.
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