Power Player

Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority operates operates the usual landfill and household hazardous waste facility, but it also operates a wind power generation project and has solar panels on its transfer station complex. Waste Age features the Pennsylvania county in its April issue.

LCSWMA is close to completing three other breakthrough projects, according to Waste Age. It is purchasing the waste-to-energy (WTE) facility in Harrisburg, expanding beyond the county. It’s selling part of its land to Salisbury, Md.-based Perdue Farms for a soybean crushing facility, and will provide steam for its processing needs. And LCSWMA is building a compressed natural gas (CNG) station for use by both internal and external vehicles.

An asset the county identified is the wind at the LCSWMA landfill’s promontory point by the Susquehanna River. The authority got together with Allentown, Pa.-based PPL Electric Utilities to investigate the feasibility of a wind turbine project. Read more....