Landfill Gas to Energy

Landfill Gas to Energy

Trans-Jordan Generating Station operated by our energy partner EDL, has been online since 2008. The project uses landfill gas to fuel multiple on-site engine generator sets. EDL has formed a partnership with Murray City to use as a renewable energy source.

Landfill gas is a natural byproduct of decomposing organic materials that have been landfilled. Instead of allowing the landfill gas escape into the air it is captured and converted into energy. After waste has been in place long enough to start producing landfill gas we drill extraction wells and place gas collection pipes in place to gather the gas.

Once the gas is gathered it is drawn into the energy facility where is it is then converted into usable electricity. Currently, three 2200 horsepower engine generator sets produce a total of 4.8 megawatts of electricity 24-hours per day. This project provides green energy in the form of electrical power sufficient for 4,000 homes in our community.

Operating Hours

Monday – Saturday
7AM – 6PM

Closed on Sunday

Closed on the following holidays
New Years Day
Independence Day

Physical Address

10473 South Bacchus Hwy
South Jordan, UT 84009-6002

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 95610
South Jordan, UT  84095-0610

Interested in a tour of our facility?

If you are interested in a FREE tour of our facility or an on-site presentation regarding solid waste management and recycling visit our Tours and Education page.

Don’t have time for a full tour or presentation and but want to know more about our operations?  Visit our Tours and Education Page, scroll down to the bottom of the page for a link to a virtual tour.
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