Vermonters are going to be getting more electricity from garbage.
The Moretown Landfill is launching a program to make electricity from methane gas produced by the rotting trash.
Officials say that once the project is online, it will be capable of producing enough electricity to power about 2,600 homes and keep about 21,600 tons of carbon dioxide from being released into the environment.
Vermont’s second largest electric utility, Green Mountain Power, has agreed to buy the electricity from the landfill for 15 years.
Moretown Landfill General Manager Tom Badowski says the project should be making power by the end of November.