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Progressive Waste Solutions Opens Landfill-Gas-to-Energy Facility Near Montreal

Progressive Waste Solutions celebrated the official opening of its renewable natural gas (RNG) facility, the largest of its kind in Canada and one of the largest in North America. The facility located in Terrebonne, Quebec, near Montreal, is converting landfill gas to natural gas which is then delivered to the TransCanada pipeline network, via an injection point adjacent to the landfill site. The facility is designed to process approximately 10,000 cubic feet per minute of incoming landfill gas.

“Our investment in this facility, along with the investment we are making to convert certain portions of our collection fleet to compressed natural gas (CNG) from diesel fuel, demonstrates our commitment to environmentally sustainable practices as well as reducing our carbon footprint,” said Dan Pio, executive vice president, strategy and business development, Progressive Waste Solutions.

Progressive Waste Solutions operates the largest fleet of collection trucks powered by CNG in the Canadian waste and recyclables collection industry. Currently, it operates approximately 200 CNG powered vehicles in Canada and through its normal replacement of its fleet is on track to have up to 55 percent of the total number of vehicles it replaces annually in Canada and the U.S. fuelled by CNG.

The development and construction of the facility cost approximately $34.4 million and created about 100 development and construction jobs and five operational jobs. At the plant opening, the company also unveiled the rebranding of BFI Canada to Vision Enviro Progressive in Quebec.