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Landfill Methane Outreach Program

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP) is a voluntary assistance program that helps to reduce methane emissions from landfills by encouraging the recovery and beneficial use of landfill gas (LFG) as an energy resource. LFG contains methane, a potent greenhouse gas that can be captured and used to fuel power plants, manufacturing facilities, vehicles, homes, and more. By joining LMOP, companies, state agencies, organizations, landfills, and communities gain access to a vast network of industry experts and practitioners, as well as to various technical and marketing resources that can help with LFG energy project development.

Landfill Gas Energy Projects and Candidate Landfills

Landfill Gas Energy Projects and Candidate Landfills
National LFG Energy Workshop

LMOP National Landfill Gas Energy Workshop

LMOP National Landfill Gas Energy Workshop
New Orleans, LA
Thursday, March 19, 2015

LMOP collaborated with the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) to conduct a workshop in conjunction with their 38th Annual Landfill Gas & Biogas Symposium.

Workshop presentations are now available. Learn more »

Project Development Handbook

LFG Energy Project Development HandbookThe LFG Energy Project Development Handbook (PDH) provides an overview of project development guidance and considerations that affect the feasibility and success of LFG energy projects. This edition expands on project-specific considerations and provides additional information for stakeholders who are new to LFG energy.

View or download the PDH


LMOP Accomplishments
View a summary of LMOP’s accomplishments and methane emissions reduced by landfill gas energy projects

Chart of LMOP methane emissions reductions
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"We are proud to recognize LMOP Partners who are turning trash into a clean and profitable source of energy. These projects, and others like them, are helping us transition into a clean energy economy and make important greenhouse gas reductions."

Gina McCarthy,
Assistant Administrator,
EPA's Office of Air & Radiation


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