Waste Management Opens Landfill Waste-to-Energy Unit in Nevada

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

April 17, 2012

1 Min Read
Waste Management Opens Landfill Waste-to-Energy Unit in Nevada

Waste Management Inc. has opened the first landfill gas-to-energy facility in northern Nevada.

The Houston-based waste and recycling company said in a news release that the plant at its landfill in Lockwood, near Reno, should generate enough electricity to power more than 1,800 homes. At the power plant the collected gas will be used as fuel to run two generators.

The project, which went online in March, will offset the use of about 700 railcars' worth of coal, Waste Management said.

Overall, Waste Management owns or operates 131 landfill gas-to-energy facilities in North America, producing electricity to power nearly 475,000 homes.

Waste Management has 300 employees in Nevada and provides waste and recycling service to nearly 131,000 customers in northern Nevada.

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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