What we do
The landfill site has been receiving waste for more than 25 years and contains an estimated 1.5 million tonnes of household/municipal waste.
As waste decomposes anaerobically methane gas is produced – methane is a greenhouse gas with a global warming potential 21 times greater than the equivalent quantity of carbon dioxide.
Instead of allowing this gas to escape wells are drilled into the landfill cells and the gas is extracted and burnt in a reciprocating engine which drives an electrical generator connected to the grid.
The engine generates 1MW of electricity, sufficient to supply at least 2,000 homes.
Gwynt Cymru acknowledges its responsibility to safeguard and positively contribute to the environment and the communities within which we operate.