Landfill leads regional effort to lower greenhouse gases

By Sara Sneath, the Victoria Advocate. 

While greenhouse gases are on the rise at many area plants, one emitter is turning a profit on its cap on emissions.

The Victoria landfill has steadily decreased its greenhouse gas emissions for three years in a row, but this year's nudge toward an environmentally cleaner facility comes from the cap that is being built over 46 acres of compacted trash, said Darryl Lesak the city's environmental services director.

From 2012 to 2013, the Victoria landfill showed a 9-percent drop in emissions of carbon dioxide, the most common greenhouse gas created by human activity.