Advanced Disposal, an integrated environmental services company, partnered with Sarasota County for a landfill open house and ribbon cutting event for the County’s new gas-to-energy plant.

Elected officials, media and community members were invited to the landfill for tours of the facility, including the new gas-to-energy plant built by Aria Energy Company. The plant is comprised of three engines that can produce as much as 4.8 megawatts of electricity, which is enough to power 2,800 homes. Gas produced by the landfill is converted by the plant’s generators. The power created at the facility produces energy that will be sold around the state of Florida – specifically in Jacksonville, which is where Advanced Disposal originated.

“This is a really great opportunity for the county, as well as for Aria Energy, to take a resource that would otherwise be burned away into the atmosphere and use it to create something that is usable by the community,” said Sarasota County Public Utilities Solid Waste Engineer Jason Timmons.

In addition to touring the new gas-to-energy facility, guests were invited to participate in landfill facility tours. This allowed for a greater understanding of where the methane is created to power the generators. Advanced Disposal General Manager Tim Ferris provided the landfill tours and answered guests’ questions. Sarasota County Landfill is owned by the county and operated by Advanced Disposal – a partnership that has been ongoing since 2002.

“This is an exciting time for Sarasota County Landfill,” said Ferris. “While we are not operating the new gas-to-energy facility, we are proud to operate the landfill that produces the gas, which in turn will provide energy to not only the local community, but also across the state.”

Sarasota County Landfill Tour

Photo: General Manager Tim Ferris provides tours of Sarasota County Landfill.

Sarasota County Gas-to-Energy

Photo: An inside view of the new gas-to-energy plant at Sarasota County Landfill. (Photo credit: Sarasota County Government)

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