Longview, Texas (September 19, 2017) – Republic Services unveiled their latest landfill gas-to-energy facility at the Pinehill Landfill in Northeast Texas yesterday. The renewable energy facility is set to generate 404.7 million cubic feet of renewable natural gas per year, reducing carbon emissions equal to that of 19.8 million gallons of gasoline consumed. The Pinehill Landfill serves customers and communities across more than 40 counties and 62 cities throughout Northeast Texas.
“We believe in leading by example in everything we do,” said James Murphy, general manager of Republic Services. “The modern landfill presents new opportunity to harness energy from yesterday's waste and convert it to meet tomorrow's fuel and energy needs. We are proud to generate a renewable energy source that makes a meaningful and lasting environmental difference in our communities.”
Responsible landfill management involves the proper handling of landfill gas and liquids, which are byproducts of the normal 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.
Landfill gas-to-energy projects like these involve capturing methane as organic waste breaks down. The gas can be processed to meet natural gas pipeline quality specifications, converting organic waste into a clean fuel and energy source for future generations.
Republic has over 225 employees in the Northeast Texas area who serve more than 62,000 local households and over 8,700 commercial and industrial customers. Locally, Republic also owns and operates 5 landfills, 5 hauling divisions and 125 collection vehicles.
Known as the Blue Planet™ sustainability initiative, Republic is defining its approach to environmental responsibility through decreased vehicle emissions, innovative landfill technologies, use of renewable energy, community engagement and employee growth opportunities. To view Republic’s Sustainability Report, go to RepublicServices.com/Sustainability.
About Republic Services
Republic Services, Inc. is an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste. Through its subsidiaries, Republic’s collection companies, recycling centers, transfer stations and landfills focus on providing effective solutions to make proper waste disposal effortless for its 14 million customers. We’ll handle it from here.TM, the brand’s promise, lets customers know they can count on Republic to provide a superior experience while fostering a sustainable Blue PlanetTM for future generations to enjoy a cleaner, safer and healthier world.