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WM Opens $35M Renewable Natural Gas Facility in Springdale

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WM of Houston, formerly known as Waste Management, opened a $35 million, 14,430-SF renewable natural gas facility in Springdale.

The company said the facility would be able to recover and distribute 750,000 million British thermal units of RNG annually, the equal of 25,000 households or 649 heavy-duty vehicles. The facility will process the gas collected from the company’s Eco Vista landfill and is expected to eliminate approximately 40,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually.

“WM is proud to invest in the vibrant northwest Arkansas region with this state-of-the-art renewable natural gas facility,” said Eddie McManus, vice president of WM’s Mid-South region. “Landfills are a vital part of any community, and it is essential that landfills continually invest in environmental stewardship. Eco Vista features nearly 300 acres of wildlife habitat and pollinator gardens.”

The company said four employees will oversee operations at the facility, which is one of 20 WM has in operations or in consideration for development. WM said it plans to spend $1 billion on renewable energy projects by 2026.

“This sustainable investment will be beneficial for the northwest region of our state and hopefully it will encourage other solid waste providers to seek out similar solutions,” said Randy Zook, president of the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce. “I’m thankful for WM’s continued investment throughout Arkansas.”

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