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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.


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