Republic Services currently maintains 73 landfill gas-to-energy projects nationwide. Broadhurst is currently enhancing its methane extraction infrastructure to prepare for future green energy partners. In the future, Broadhurst Landfill anticipates being able to work with an energy partner to provide more than 275 million BTUs annually, for the duration of the landfill’s operating life.
This facility and the environmental engineers and scientists who manage it, personify Republic’s commitment to operational excellence in landfill management. It’s a highly engineered system that leverages the power of science and advanced technologies to protect and help regenerate the local ecosystem.
Broadhurst is home to more than 600 acres of managed Plantation Pines, and contains more than 115,000 plantings of natural hardwoods species.
Broadhurst has dedicated 259 acres to a wetland conservation easement, including sections of Little Penholoway Creek. These areas encompass the entire western portion of the facility boundary and are recorded with the Wayne County Superior Court.
Broadhurst operates a sophisticated landfill gas system, which extracts landfill gas — a natural byproduct of decomposing waste — and routes the captured gas to a flare system for safe destruction. The landfill gas system collects and safely destroys more than 270-million cubic feet of methane annually.