Waste Management to build Ohio landfill gas plant

By Anna Simet | May 15, 2012

Waste Management has announced it will build a landfill gas-to-energy plant in eastern Ohio.

To be constructed at the company’s Mahoning Landfill in New Springfield, Ohio, the facility will generate 4.8 MW to power more than 3,500 homes.

Waste Management is the only national waste company that builds and operates its own landfill gas plants, and already owns or operates more than 130 in North America. Along with Linde North America, it also built the world's largest landfill gas-to-liquid natural gas plant at Altamont Landfill and Resource Recovery Facility in Livermore, Calif.

The company creates enough waste-based energy to power 1.1 million homes, and said the Mahoning project will be a big step toward doubling that amount by 2020.

The facility will be operational before the end of the year, according to Waste Management.