There’s more to a landfill than trash…and ball fields

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Today, photographer Raul Roa and I visited a methane power plant at the BKK Landfill site in West Covina. The plant has been there for nearly 20 years (who knew?!), and it takes methane gas from the landfill and converts it into electricity.

Also at the plant is a water treatment plant, which takes garbage water, treats it, then uses it to water the plants on the landfill.The above picture was taken at the water treatment plant, and below is a picture of bins that are used to burn the methane that cannot be converted into electricty.

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The plants are not open to the public, but can be reached by turning right instead of left when you are driving to Big League Dreams.

  • Anonymous

    This is a good idea. whoda thunk it