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Central Disposal Landfill Generating Station (Lake Mills, Iowa)

Central Disposal landfill gas-to-energy (LGE) generating facilityThe 4.8 MW Central Disposal landfill gas-to-energy (LGE) generating facility can power 4,000 homes. Dairyland Power Cooperative purchases the renewable energy from the owner of the landfill, Waste Management, Inc.

Central Disposal is located near Lake Mills, Iowa. The LGE plant came online in spring 2006.

The natural byproduct of the residential waste landfills, methane gas, is the fuel used to generate the renewable energy.