The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

April 24, 2014

Ala. county using landfill gas to produce power

Associated Press

— COLLINSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama county is using gas produced by its landfill to produce electricity.

WAAY reports that Dekalb County is converting methane gas collected in wells at the landfill as trash decomposes into electricity (

The electricity then is sold to the Tennessee Valley Authority to help power almost 3,000 homes in the county.