North Country Landfill Methane Project

 

North Country Landfill Methane Project

Location: Bethlehem, New Hampshire
Project type: Methane Destruction
Standard: American Carbon Registry / Environmental Resources Trust’s Monitoring, Reporting & Verification Protocol and the Chicago Climate Exchange
Verification/Validation: First Environment, Inc. 

 

Environmental Benefits

  • Mitigates climate change
  • Waste management
  • Odor control and less localized air pollution
  • Reduction of local water pollution

Community Benefits

  • Development of new technologies and additional jobs created

Project Description

Carbonfund.org supports the North Country Landfill Methane project which safely and effectively disposes up to 7,200 gallons of landfill leachate a day from a municipal solid waste landfill in Northern New Hampshire. This project not only prevents methane, a potent greenhouse gas, from being released into the atmosphere, it also protects the area’s local groundwater from landfill leachate.

The destruction of methane from such projects is important in the fight against global climate change because methane is approximately 23 times more efficient as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. One of the real concerns about climate change is that as the frozen tundra of areas such as Siberia and Northern Canada melt, an enormous amount of methane - which was previously trapped in the permafrost - will be released into our atmosphere.