One man's trash is another's job and money

By Daniel Tyson, The Register-Herald. 

While still in the application phase of development, the Raleigh County Solid Waste Authority and a Georgia-based environmental company have big plans for trash. Sort of

The project will utilize the "landfill gas" generated by decomposing trash. Landfill gas is approximately half methane. The remaining chemicals are carbon dioxide and a few other trace elements. It is that methane that's the key, because it is the primary ingredient in natural gas, said James Allen, executive director of the Solid Waste Authority.