NWRA Issue Brief Highlights Benefits of Landfill Gas

NWRA Issue Brief Highlights Benefits of Landfill Gas

Arlington, VA – Today, the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) released its issue brief highlighting the benefits of landfill gas (LFG) as a source of methane. LFG is approximately half methane and half carbon dioxide.

“Modern landfills are highly engineered facilities with advanced technology. They are the most efficient method to dispose of solid waste. Landfills offer significant benefits to the communities they serves. The landfill gas that’s captured at these facilities can be converted to generate electricity that power those local communities,” said NWRA President and CEO Darrell Smith.

Other uses include compressing the LFG to fuel vehicles, power gas turbines and converting it to electricity.


The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) represents the private sector waste and recycling services industry. Association members conduct business in all 50 states and include companies that manage waste, recycling and medical waste, equipment manufacturers and distributors, and a variety of other service providers. For more information about NWRA, please visit www.wasterecycling.org.

Brandon Wright
National Waste and Recycling Association