New Waste Management plant to create jobs, convert waste to energy

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on October 17, 2013 at 3:44 PM

Updated Thursday, Oct 17 at 5:01 PM

(KMOV.com) -- Waste Management is announcing a new facility that will use waste to make renewable energy.

Besides the construction jobs it will take to build the Fairmont City plant, the waste company will hire four plant managers.

The plant will convert landfill gas into methane, which will then be inserted into an Ameren natural gas pipeline.

It’s a rare but growing trend around the country.

“There are about 30 of these across the country. This is a first for us,” said Waste Management spokesperson Paul Pabor. “The first that we’re building from the ground up. And so we’re excited to be able to do this.”

The waste company is also replacing it’s diesel garbage trucks with ones that run on natural gas.

The plant will produce enough fuel for 400 trucks a day.

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