Landfill Methane Outreach Program
Energy Projects and Candidate Landfills
If you have questions related to potential projects in a specific state or region, please proceed to our contact page.
Existing energy projects:
Creative use of landfill gas (LFG) includes heating greenhouses, producing electricity and heat in cogeneration applications, firing brick kilns, supplying high–Btu pipeline-quality gas, fueling garbage trucks, and providing fuel to chemical and automobile manufacturing. Projects range from small–scale community–driven initiatives to multi–million–dollar private investments.
Hundreds of LFG energy projects currently operate in the United States. Projects involve public and private organizations, small and large landfills, and various types of technology. Read about successful LFG energy projects that are enjoying the environmental and economic benefits of using LFG.
LFG energy project opportunities:
Project Expo sites are landfills that have been featured at LMOP conferences in the past. Many of these sites are still being actively promoted by landfill owners or operators in conjunction with LMOP, while others have already resulted in project development.
LMOP defines a candidate landfill as one that is accepting waste or has been closed for five years or less, has at least one million tons of waste, and does not have an operational or under-construction project; candidate landfills are also designated based on actual interest or planning.
National and State lists of landfills and energy projects:
- LMOP landfill and project database, sorted by state, project status, and landfill name (XLS) (827K, About MS Excel )
Select a state below for a list of operational and under–construction projects and candidate and other landfills. (All files are Microsoft Excel.) The table includes data on waste–in–place, landfill gas flow rates, and other information.