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Gas to Energy Conversion


The Landfill Methane Outreach Program is a program run by the EPA to encourage landfill owners to harness the landfill gas produced by municipal solid waste for electricity generation, with the goal of reducing national methane emissions. Over a 20-year period, 1 ton of methane causes 72 times more global warming than 1 ton of carbon dioxide. The landfills participating in the program today produce approximately 15 million MWh of electricity annually, about enough to power 12 million homes. Despite efforts to decrease methane emissions, burning landfill gas for energy produces harmful contaminants, making the benefits of these programs contested.


   tons of trash  (1 ton = 2,000 lbs)


Calculation Amount
Landfill gas produced (ft3):
Megawatts produced (MW):
Homes powered:

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The landfill data used for the creation of this website is from the EPA's Landfill Methane Outreach Program. This website does not reflect any views of the EPA or its affiliates, nor does it claim to be an accurate, up-to-date source of landfill information. It was built solely for the educational purpose of the developer. Other available government data sources can be found at EPA's Developer Central. All inquiries regarding the dataset and technologies used in the building of this website can be directed to Anna Kiefer.