Los Angeles County landfill looks at anaerobic digestion as way to expand site's lifespan

By Cole Rosengren, Waste Dive.

Dive Brief:

  • The City Council of Glendale, CA unanimously agreed to conduct a study on the feasibility of building an anaerobic digester at the Scholl Canyon Landfill to process yard waste.
  • Current options include using the gas to generate electricity at the city's Grayson Power Plant, selling the gas, or flaring it. The Grayson plant has been using methane gas from the landfill for power since the 1990s.
  • Waste Resources Inc. and OWS, Inc. will conduct the study, which is expected to take six months.