On January 20, 2010, Waste Management, Inc. announced the start up of its new landfill gas to energy (LFGTE) facility at the Rolling Meadows recycling and disposal facility. The Rolling Meadows facility will produce clean, renewable power for Westar Energy, Inc., which will purchase the energy from Waste Management for Westar customers. This new facility is open for tours by appointment.
A previously scheduled tour in March had to be canceled, but a new tour date has been scheduled: Saturday, July 31 at 10:00 a.m. Waste Management will provide us with comfortable tour buses, and take us to the gas plant, where we will see it in operation. Our Waste Management hosts will then give us a tour of the landfill, itself, so that we can see how it is operated. Please note that because of security concerns, photographs of the facilities will not be allowed.
We will car pool and meet at the Topeka and meet at the Topeka and Shawnee County Library parking lot (south end) at 9:45 a.m.
If driving directly, meet at the main office of the Rolling Meadows Recycling & Disposal Facility, 7351 NW Highway 75 (approximately 5 miles north of Topeka), at 10:00 a.m.
Questions? Email Topeka Group Outings Chair Paul Post at email@example.com or by call (785) 354- 1972.