SacCounty Grows Greener Projects

Trash Can​Waste & Recycling


Methane Gas Extraction PlantSacramento County has been extracting methane gas for clean energy at the County’s Kiefer Landfill since 1999. Collecting roughly 85% of the methane generated and sold to SMUD, it produces 14 megawatts of electricity – enough to power nearly 9,000 homes annually! This conversion of a waste by-product to clean energy has reduced Green House Gas (GHG) emissions by more than 4 million metric tons of CO2 – that is equal to removing nearly
​a half million homes worth of consumed electricity use a year.