Republic Services: Renewable Energy

Feb 28, 2017 12:05 PM ET

In many cases, landfills constitute a renewable energy source. By applying advances in technology, Republic Services harnesses energy from yesterday’s waste and converts it to meet tomorrow’s energy needs.

At Sunshine Canyon Landfill, near Los Angeles, CA, Republic introduced another renewable energy project. This 20-megawatt renewable energy project is capable of generating enough electricity to power nearly 25,000 area homes.

In South Carolina, Republic introduced a third landfill gas-to-energy project. The Upstate Regional Landfill in Union County is home to a renewable energy project that can generate

3.2 megawatts of energy, or enough electricity to power more than 1,800 area homes.

Republic operates 69 landfill gas-to-energy projects across the country, which taken together, generate enough renewable energy to power 250,000+ homes.

For more information about renewable energy at Republic Services, go to page 24 of the recently-released 2015 Sustainability Report at: