Completing the circle
There’s a clean energy revolution happening across the Rogue Valley. A system has been developed to capture the biogas that naturally occurs from landfill trash as it decomposes. One day, a refined version of this biogas — known as Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) — will be used to power the very fleet that picks up trash at your house each week and brings it to the landfill. This is our vision for a closed loop system. It’s clean energy. It’s renewable energy. And you can see how it works in our informative, interactive graphic. For even more information, check out our Bold New Vision.
A Closed Loop System
Rogue’s Environmental Commitment
Our environmental initiatives are divided into three categories. Look for the corresponding icon to learn more about that topic.
Gas to Energy
The Landfill Gas-to-Energy Plant at Dry Creek Landfill burns 1500 cubic feet of landfill gas per minute.
Road to The Landfill
A 2.75 mile long private road, created to greatly reduce heavy truck traffic coming in and out of the Dry Creek Landfill.
Clean Fueling Station
Surrounded by mountains, the Rogue Valley is an area where air quality is an everyday concern, and clean air is critical to our area’s long-term sustainability, quality of life and economic success.
Pipeline for Waste Water
This 3.3 mile pipeline starts at the leachate ponds by the Gas to Energy building and runs along the haul road to the compost facility.
Particulate Traps for Truck Exhaust
The Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program (CMAQ) is a federal program that funds projects and programs designed to improve air quality and reduce traffic congestion.
The wheel wash is similar to an automated, high-pressure car wash that cleans dust, dirt and mud from the undercarriage of our trucks.
Odor Boss is a biodegradable air treatment using a deodorizer/neutralizer that helps to control and destroy a wide range of odor molecules coming from the landfill.
CNG Fleet Conversion
In 2004, Rogue Disposal & Recycling created a plan to convert its fleet of trucks to operate on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG).
Rail Trans-Load Facility
The Rogue Transfer and Recycling Trans-Load Facility is a rail siting that provides direct access to the Transfer Station.