OC Waste & Recycling: Olinda Alpha Landfill Renewable Energy Development Project
OC Waste & Recycling forged an innovative public-private partnership between the County of Orange, City of Anaheim, and utilities companies. As part of a multi-phase process, this project extracts the landfill gas, converts it to electricity and subsequently sells that energy to the City of Anaheim/Anaheim Public Utilities, which provides the power to more than 22,000 homes and business throughout Anaheim. The project created 155 jobs during construction and 25 permanent jobs for day-to-day operations, with zero cost to Orange County taxpayers. The Olinda Alpha Landfill is currently the third largest landfill gas fueled power plant in America and is an industry leader in both high efficiency and low emissions. For more information contact Matt Petteruto, Vice President, Economic Development.