Middle Point is operated in a manner that protects public health and the environment. We work closely with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) and United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ensure that each constructed landfill area is engineered to protect the environment and meets all federal, state, and local regulations.
Over the last seven consecutive inspections by TDEC and EPA, Middle Point has achieved “no violations noted,” as evidenced by inspection reports on websites for both regulatory bodies.
Middle Point is committed to continuous improvement:
In 2021 and 2022 Middle Point invested $7.5M in its on-site gas collection and control system, including the installation of 84 new gas wells and nearly 4,000 linear feet of horizontal collectors. These improvements have led to an immediate drop in odor reports. Just three months after the installation of these upgrades was complete, odor reports were down 90%, corresponding to a 52% increase in collected landfill gas.
Middle Point has also recently invested $2.5M into our onsite pre-treatment plant to enhance treatment of leachate from Middle Point and the adjacent Rutherford County Landfills. Collectively, these infrastructure investments also bolstered our gas collection system, allowing us to capture gas more efficiently and in larger quantities.
In 2022, we announced plans for a renewable natural gas (RNG) facility at Middle Point Landfill developed with Archaea Energy, the industry leading RNG producer in the U.S. This project will convert gas that is naturally generated as waste decomposes at Middle Point Landfill into pipeline-quality RNG that will be used as a low-carbon alternative to fossil fuels, creating enough energy to heat over 80,000 homes per year.