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Comparing Waste-to-Energy With Landfill Disposal

Comparing Waste-to-Energy With Landfill Disposal

We’ll be comparing waste-to-energy with landfill disposal to see which is the more suitable solution for your business.

As time goes on, the production of waste becomes a growing concern across the globe. That’s why effective waste management techniques are so important. Among the different solutions you could use, there are two that we’d like to discuss today: waste-to-energy and landfill disposal. We’ll be comparing waste-to-energy with landfill disposal to see which is the more suitable solution for your business.

Managing Waste

Landfills can pile up rather quickly, but the waste in these landfills takes decades to degrade, sometimes as long as a century or more. The big problem with landfills is that waste is placed in them, only so it can go unmonitored for extended periods of time. This allows wastes to leak and seep into our soil and groundwater.

Using a waste-to-energy model, can reduce the volume of waste that exists. After waste has been incinerated, you can take the leftover ash and separate it into tiny metal pieces that can either be recycled later or used for other processes, like being used in the making of materials for construction.

Resource Recovery

Did you know that, with the help of gas-capturing technology, energy is actually able to be recovered from landfills? Although some resources, like valuable metals, are usually buried and forgotten, there are many other types of waste that can contribute energy.

With that said, the waste-to-energy approach is more efficient, as you can generate more than eight times the amount of electricity for each ton of waste you have. Not only that, but you can even recover metals as well, and these metals would otherwise be non-recoverable if they were discarded into landfills.

Emissions Control

Another issue that comes with landfills is that they put out methane, which is a greenhouse gas that’s far more powerful than CO2. While there are landfill systems that try to capture these gasses, it’s still possible for gasses to leak out from time to time.

While waste-to-energy incineration still emits some greenhouse gasses, the gas levels are far lower than what come from landfills.

Call AEG Environmental for Waste Management Services!

AEG Environmental has the skills, resources, and training to solve any environmental issue you may face. Our team has over 20 years of experience transporting and disposing of non-hazardous, hazardous, infectious, and universal wastes. We welcome projects big and small and pride ourselves in our exceptional customer service. For more information about our hazardous waste disposal and transport services, please contact us today!

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