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Landfill Methane Outreach Program

LMOP Partner Profile

Organization Address
1 County Complex Court
Department of Public Works
Woodbridge, VA 22192
United States
Primary Contact
Mr. Sadhu S. Sandhu, Ph.D., P.E. (ssandhu@pwcgov.org)
Engineer III
Phone: (703) 792-6265
Fax: (703) 792-4617
Description
Prince William County owns and operates a municipal solid waste (MSW) landfill in Independent Hill, VA, approximately 30 miles south of Washington, DC. Landfilling began in 1968, and to date they have landfilled about 5 million tons of MSW. Presently the landfill accepts about 800 tons per day, and the "landfill life" is anticipated through at least 2050. United Gasco/Minnesota Methane (UG/MM), an LFG energy developer, owns and operates a 1.9 MW LFG energy facility at the site. The LFG energy facility started up in 1998 and presently consists of about 90 extraction wells and 2 reciprocating internal combustion engines. UG/MM has plans to install additional engines in the near future. Excess LFG is controlled in an enclosed flare.

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