For example, an 11-acre landfill site in Easthampton, Massachusetts, now hosts a 9,620-panel, 2.2-megawatt solar plant.
San Antonio was the home of the first landfill in the country to be covered by solar panels.
“Almost every landfill is a goldmine, which is why so many poor people scavenge in them,” he said.
That year, landfill gas accounted for 9,800 gigawatts of electricity generation, up more than 90 percent from 2003.
For those in the resource world, every ton of junk that goes into a landfill represents wasted energy.
Four weeks ago, his family removed his expensive headstone from his grave, pulverized it, and placed the remains in a landfill.
She says she has gone to the landfill herself, and found credit cards of victims, as well as keys to World Trade Center offices.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, 36 million tons of food end up in the landfill each year.
Covering 13 acres of a landfill no longer in use in West Nyack, it has a generating capacity of 2.36 megawatts.
CBS has agreed to reimburse the EPA for cleanup at Lemon Lane, the Bennett Stone Quarry, and Neal's landfill.
A disposal site where solid waste, such as paper, glass, and metal, is buried between layers of dirt and other materials in such a way as to reduce contamination of the surrounding land. Modern landfills are often lined with layers of absorbent material and sheets of plastic to keep pollutants from leaking into the soil and water. Also called sanitary landfill.