Methane is a potent greenhouse gas that could be a contributor to global warming, and so finding ways to capture it for energy use is seen as an environmentally friendly means of supplying energy for use in homes.
Manassas, VA (PRWEB) April 18, 2013
Before landfill regulations were implemented, there was no way for various levels of government to monitor waste disposal. Individuals and companies were dumping waste in non-designated areas with total disregard for safety or the environment. To add to the problem, the locations that were selected for dumping waste were landfills far from the boundaries of their own communities in order to minimize impact on their local area.
EnviroSolutions, Inc. has been at the forefront in developing new and better ways of disposing waste in environmentally responsible ways, from dumpsters to processing facilities.
Natural gases produced in landfills often are left to decay in the atmosphere, and older municipal solid waste (MSW) facilities are the third-largest human-generated source of methane emissions in the United States. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas that could be a contributor to global warming, and so finding ways to capture it for energy use is seen as an environmentally friendly means of supplying energy for use in homes. Burning methane eliminates much of its dangers as a greenhouse gas, and combustion of methane primarily produces carbon dioxide and water vapor. While carbon dioxide can have a greenhouse effect, methane has a much stronger greenhouse effect, making the byproduct of methane combustion better for the environment than unburned methane.
“Landfill gas capture is a great way to reduce the environmental impact of landfills,” says Gary Hewes, President of EnviroSolutions, Inc. “By capturing gas in the landfill, it’s possible to use it as an energy source, offsetting our need to burn fossil fuels for electricity. Methane gas as an energy source provides an opportunity to reduce dependence on coal for electricity while also reducing the environmental impact of landfills in the near term.”
Practices such as these keep EnviroSolutions, Inc. at the forefront of environmentally friendly waste disposal companies and displayed their drive to continue bettering their services by using green business solutions.
About EnviroSolutions, Inc.
For over a decade, EnviroSolutions has been providing waste collection, disposal and recycling services in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. With a targeted focus on customer service and safety, as well as a commitment to the environmental health and the communities of the areas they serve, EnviroSolutions provides complete waste service to the regions they serve including trash hauling, landfill services, and recycling services. Visit ESIWaste.com today for more information.