An innovative approach to managing today’s waste includes the realization that extending the life of the products we consume is a critical step in reducing waste. The concept of managing solid waste means giving our trash new purpose and a new life. It’s about turning waste into a resource.
Casella is harvesting methane gas as an energy resource from our landfills. Instead of allowing landfill gas to escape into the air, we capture this gas using a series of engineered wells and vacuum systems. Once extracted, the gas is cleaned and directed to a power generation plant. The methane gas is used to power generators that produce clean electricity.