Three Rivers Landfill starts producing energy

A very special switch was thrown at the Three Rivers Solid Waste Landfill last Wednesday, to mark the successful completion and activation of a landfill gas-to-energy initiative.

A project that has been more than a year in the making, the pilot program was started in Pontotoc because of the landfill.

The Tennessee Valley Authority partnered with the Pontotoc Electric Power Association and Three Rivers Solid Waste Management Authority to produce green electricity.

The authority expended some $1 million to build a methane gas collection system. And the gas is being flared to keep it from going into the environment.

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