Powering your home with yesterday's garbage
Is trash a renewable resource? At Seneca Meadows Landfill in Waterloo, N.Y., the answer is 'yes.'
A growing number of landfills across the country are turning a naturally-occurring byproduct into a viable source of power. Seneca Meadows Landfill alone generates enough electricity to power about 18,000 homes.
As part of our program, Beyond the Light Switch: An Innovation Conversation, we visited Seneca Meadows to see how waste managers are turning garbage into energy.