Colonie Landfill collects the landfill gas for conversion to electricity. Aria Energy produces
electricity equivalent to the consumption of approximately 3,000 homes from the collected gas.
During the week of December 2, 2019, several vertical landfill gas collection wells will be installed. This work should not result in any reduction in gas collection during construction and will result in more efficient gas collection after it is completed. During the work a drill rig will be active on the top deck of the landfill visible to neighboring areas. Excavated waste materials generated during the well drilling will be removed and disposed of in the active waste disposal area. Completed wells will be temporarily capped to prevent gasses from escaping until connections are made to the existing collection system.