Houston-based Waste Management has opened a waste-to-energy facility at the company’s Austin Community Landfill in Austin, Texas. The facility will generate electricity that will power more than 40 percent of the Dell Inc. headquarters in Round Rock, Texas.
“Taking landfill gas and converting it to green power is a buried treasure for the community,” says Don Smith, general manager for Waste Management Central Texas, in a press release. “We take a once-wasted commodity and turn it into a long-term, reliable source of renewable energy, which is a major environmental plus for the Austin community and one of its major employers, Dell.”
The new facility is the ninth such facility for Waste Management in Texas.