The landfill gas-to-energy (LFGTE) project at Republic Services’ Newton County (Ind.) Landfill has received recognition from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The project received a LFGTE Project of the Year for 2010 from the agency.

The award was announced at the EPA’s recent 14th Annual Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP) Conference and Project Expo in Baltimore.

Urban Forest Recyclers, which has a manufacturing plant near the Newton County Landfill, uses the landfill gas from the project to dry the egg cartons that it makes from recycled materials. “This project is an example of true sustainability,” said Terry Zona, general manager for Republic Services.