Dry Creek Landfill

Dry Creek Landfill Gas Project is a 3.2 megawatt facility located in Eagle Point, Oregon. This facility was developed by a local company, Rogue Disposal and Recycling, Inc., and harnesses energy from the 900 tons of municipal garbage Dry Creek Regional Landfill receives daily from Oregon and northern California. The project utilizes existing perforated pipes buried deep within the landfill to collect methane gas and prevent it from being released into the atmosphere. The methane is then used to power two Caterpillar 3520 engines and generator combinations which, in turn, generate electricity that feeds into the local power grid. The Dry Creek Landfill Gas Project produces enough electricity to power an estimated 3,000 homes per year.