New Landfill Gas-to-RNG Facility a Positive, according to Lawrence, KS Editorial Staff

Methane plant a positive Hamm Landfill project combines good environmental sense with good business sense.

By Lawrence Journal-World Editorial Staff.

The opening of a new methane gas plant and pipeline at the Hamm Landfill is a win both economically and environmentally for the region.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held last week to celebrate the opening of the $20 million plant and pipeline. Hamm officials said the new plant combined with other projects in recent years, including the recycling center and a new system for capping landfills, lessen the landfill’s impact on the environment.

“All of these projects are a great story for the community,” said Charlie Sedlock, director of waste services at Hamm. “Added taxes, added jobs, added sustainability.”

The Hamm Landfill is five miles north of Lawrence and serves about 500,000 Kansas residents with Lawrence as its largest user base.