One Person’s Trash… How a Good Idea and Real Teamwork Can Make A Difference

Does it make sense to say that one could save 6,500 gallons of home heating oil each day just by taking out the trash?  Seems like a stretch, right?  It’s not just a stretch, it’s happening around the nation right now. If you follow the waste stream to and through a landfill, you’ll find what others discovered about 25 years ago.  Landfill gas can be captured and burned to offset our use of conventional fossil fuels.  So something we do every day without much thought can actually produce enough energy to save fuel oil each day.  Convert that energy to electricity and you could power up to 5,000 homes.