San Francisco’s trash is fueling garbage trucks 

Operators of a dump that receives San Francisco’s trash were recognized by the federal government for an environmental practice.

In November, Waste Management, Inc. opened one of the world’s largest facilities to convert gas from landfills into natural gas, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The gas is being used to fuel hundreds garbage trucks, according to the EPA.

The facility helps reduce emissions of climate-changing methane from the dump.

The EPA’s Landfill Methane Outreach Program recognized the project as one of the six projects in 2009 that most creatively used landfill gas.

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