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Yesterday’s Waste Leads to Tomorrow’s Energy

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Republic Services’ landfills aren’t just collecting trash, they can also produce renewable energy. Today, we’re capturing landfill gas and converting it to electricity and fuel. We also are utilizing closed landfills to generate solar electricity. Through these efforts, we’re converting previously unused resources into power for homes, businesses and vehicles – including our own collection trucks. 

Republic Services®, Aria Energy and BP Celebrate the Activation of a Major Renewable Energy Project

Renewable Natural Gas Facility Begins Operations at Southeast Oklahoma Landfill
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OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., September 24, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Republic Services and energy partners Aria Energy and BP celebrated the commissioning of a landfill gas to renewable natural gas (RNG) project located at the Southeast Oklahoma Landfill, outside of Oklahoma City.

Modern Landfills Convert Waste to Energy

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Responsible landfill management involves the proper handling of landfill gas and liquids, which are byproducts of the decomposition of waste. It requires considerable science, engineering and technology to manage an evolving waste stream in a manner that is protective of the air, land and water for generations to come. It also involves a relentless commitment to innovation.

Converting Waste Into Renewable Energy

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Responsible landfill management involves the proper handling of landfill gas and liquids, which are byproducts of the decomposition of waste. It requires considerable science, engineering and technology to manage an evolving waste stream in a manner that is protective of the air, land and water for generations to come. It also involves a relentless commitment to innovation.

As Seen on The Guardian: Turning Trash into Energy Makes Good Business Sense

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Many people probably don’t think their local landfills are more than a final resting place for waste. But companies like Apple and General Motors are using them as a source of renewable energy that reduces their costs and impact on the environment.

Since 2008 Kimberly-Clark Engineers Have Been Using Landfill Gas To Generate Power And Make Operations More Efficient

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Landfills play a critical role in waste management, but as waste decomposes, it releases methane – a greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change.

What if there was a way to minimize methane from seeping into the atmosphere? What if there was a way to put it to good use?

Those are the questions our engineers have been asking.

In 2008, we implemented a renewable biomass energy project at our largest manufacturing site in the world, Beech Island Mill in South Carolina to reclaim landfill gas to power operations.

Clean Power Helps Build Chevrolet Electric Car

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Efficient vehicles aren’t the only thing produced at GM’s Orion Assembly plant in Michigan. The home of the Chevrolet Bolt EV also generates more than half of its energy from renewable landfill gas – a feat that got the attention of the U.S. EPA’s Green Power Partnership that tracks such activity. The facility now ranks as the eighth largest user of green power generated onsite in the U.S. among Green Power Partnership Partners.

Republic Services and Mas Energy Unveil Latest Renewable Energy Project

Facilities Capable of Powering Over 15,000 Households and Represents One of the Largest Landfill-Gas-to-Energy Portfolios in Georgia
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ATLANTA, July 21, 2016 /3BL Media/ — Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) and Mas Energy, LLC unveiled today a new renewable energy project serving Metro Atlanta. The innovative project involves landfill gas-to-energy facilities at three area landfills, located in the cities of Buford, Griffin and Winder. Together, these facilities are capable of generating 24.1 megawatts of electricity, or enough renewable energy to power 15,665 households.

GM's Orion Assembly Plant is Eco-Innovation Station

From recycling parts in vehicles to saving energy on the plant floor, employees find ways to reduce environmental impact
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At this year’s North American International Auto Show, Chevrolet introduced the game-changing Bolt EV concept. The Bolt EV will deliver 200-miles of range at an affordable price. A pure electric vehicle, the Bolt EV has solid green credentials. And it will be built at a facility with equally high green credentials: our Orion, Michigan Assembly Plant.

GM Facility Ranks Among Nation’s Top Green Power Users

EPA recognizes Fort Wayne Assembly for its onsite renewable energy
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FORT WAYNE, Ind., April 28, 2015 /3BL Media/ – General Motors’ Fort Wayne Assembly Plant – home of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra and 43 percent powered by methane captured from decomposing trash in a nearby land

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