At AEL, we have implemented some innovative approaches for using non-recyclable trash residue at our landfill to produce renewable energy and power homes.
Our process starts by capturing methane gas from decomposing trash at our very own American Environmental Landfill through a series of strategically drilled wells. This allows us to collect the gas and convert it via three generators into electricity.
We’re then able to deliver that electricity to a local power plant to power nearly 20,000 Oklahomans around our landfill, one of the only landfills in the Midwest to do so.
It’s our way of squeezing every bit of use out of the disposal process—creating new sources of renewable energy—while also benefitting our community.