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America's Largest Landfills

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Denver Arapahoe Disposal Site

Location: Colorado
Tons Per Day: 6,000-8,000
Remaining Life: More than 20 years
Operator: Waste Management
Landfill Gas: Renewable energy projects at the Denver Arapahoe Disposal Site create enough energy to power more than one million homes. The recovery of landfill gas, coupled with the power generated from the conversion of solid waste in our waste-to-energy plants, saves the equivalent of more than 13 million barrels of oil.

Source: Wunderlich Securities, Waste Management

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