The Dry Creek Landfill is a safe and state-of-the-art way to generate sustainable “green” electric power in the Rogue Valley.
By converting the methane gas that is a natural byproduct of waste decomposing in the landfill process, enough power is generated to provide electricity for up to 3,200 homes per year.
If methane is released directly into the atmosphere, it is a potent greenhouse gas. In fact, its global-warming potential is 21 times greater than that of carbon dioxide. Using it to generate energy encourages more efficient collection and thereby reduces emissions into the atmosphere.