Republic Services fires up landfill gas power plant in Indiana

Republic Services announced Dec. 10 the start of operations at its latest landfill gas-to-energy project, which is located in northern Indiana. 

“We are serious about developing innovative uses for landfill gas whenever possible,” said Mark Watson, area president of Republic Services. “Any time a waste byproduct can be harnessed into renewable energy, it’s an incredible opportunity. Our employees are particularly proud to be part of this project, and doing their part to leave a cleaner and healthier northern Indiana for future generations.”

The new 6-MW project at the County Line Landfill involves four engines operating at one energy generation facility. Republic Services partnered with Aria Energy on the design, development and management of the new project. Republic Services and Aria Energy have partnered on four projects to date with a combined generation capacity of more than 39.6 MW. Republic and Aria are currently working on two additional projects, which combined are expected to create another 15 MW of capacity.

Republic Services has implemented 73 landfill gas-to-energy projects nationwide. Republic Services employs 120 people throughout the South Bend, Elkhart, Plymouth and Rochester area, who serve 14 municipalities and approximately 4,000 commercial customers. Republic operates two hauling divisions, a recycling facility, transfer station, and landfill in the area.

ARepublic Services is an industry leader in U.S. non-hazardous recycling and solid waste. Through its subsidiaries, Republic’s collection companies, transfer stations, recycling centers and landfills focus on providing reliable environmental services and solutions for commercial, industrial, municipal and residential customers.

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