Gas masked

In another step to combat landfill waste, Waste Management Inc. opened Nevada’s first landfill-gas-to-energy power plant in Lockwood on April 16. According to WM spokesperson Justin Caporusso, the gas will “produce enough energy to power more than 1,800 homes.”

The gas is produced by the decay process of organic materials such as yard or food waste and is approved by the Environmental Protection Agency standards.

According to WM, there are 131 landfill gas sites in the United States, which collectively power around 475,000 homes.