Municipal Solid Waste Technical Group

There are opportunities to reduce CH4 emissions by collecting the CH4 containing landfill gas and using it to fuel boilers, engines, or other technologies. CH4 emissions from municipal solid waste (MSW) can also be reduced by modifying how the waste is treated. For example, organic fractions of the MSW stream can be diverted from landfills and instead disposed of at anaerobic digesters, composting facilities, or waste-to-energy facilities. Using these climate friendly MSW solutions can yield energy, economic, environmental, and public health benefits.

MSW management and treatment activities are sources of methane (CH4) emissions worldwide.


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