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Redwood Landfill Generates Clean Power From Your Garbage

Redwood Landfill is closing the loop on Marin County's trash by turning landfill gas into enough renewable electricity to power 5,000 homes in Marin, Napa, Solano and Contra Costa counties.

Waste Management invested $14.5 million to construct this new, renewable power source which provides an environmentally friendly, sustainable solution to power generation. And, unlike wind turbines, solar panels and hydroelectric dams, this biogas power plant can operate day or night and in any weather condition.

It's also helping the North Bay meet its climate change goals. The plant displaces an estimated 8,900 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions a year when compared to traditional fossil fuel power generation plants. Further, this state-of-the-art facility incorporates technology that results in it having the lowest emissions of any landfill gas facility.

The opening of this plant sparks a new partnership between Waste Management and MCE Clean Energy, a not for profit public electricity provider that provides customers with renewable power options.

 

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