Idaho solid waste board votes to back methane electricity generator at landfill

By Nathan Brown,

BURLEY — That trash you tossed without a second thought could soon be powering your home.

A plan is in the works to turn methane gas produced at the Milner Butte landfill into electricity.

The Southern Idaho Solid Waste Board of Directors voted Wednesday to move forward with a plan to build a generator at the landfill, said Josh Bartlome, SISW executive director.