Energy production in Ames able to prevent growing landfills

Read the full story in the Iowa State Daily.

While most cities’ trash ends up in a landfill, the City of Ames uses methods to turn its trash into energy.

That’s because the Ames power plant uses something called refuse-derived fuel (RDF), a combustible material produced from Story County’s garbage. This resource recovery serves as the county’s primary method of waste disposal, preventing much of the garbage from ending up in a landfill.

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