Landfill’s Electricity Helps Keep Lights on at Elementary School

Todd Green of AEL (Left) presenting first check to Brett Banker of Anderson Elementary School (Right)

As the power plant continues to capture methane for the next 50 plus years and convert it into electricity for thousands of Oklahomans, this sustainable partnership will be responsible for over $750,000 invested into education at this local school.

Anderson Elementary School is receiving an initial gift of $37,500 from American Environmental Landfill (AEL) and their renewable energy partner Montauk Energy and the money won’t stop there! Both companies have also committed a donation of $15,000 combined annually. As the power plant continues to capture methane for the next 50 plus years and convert it into electricity for thousands of Oklahomans, this sustainable partnership will be responsible for over $750,000 invested into education at this local elementary school less than a quarter mile from the landfill.

Recently Anderson Elementary School superintendent, Brett Banker, has faced two consecutive years of budget cuts and, as a result, called upon Todd Green at American Environmental Landfill for help. “I knew the landfill provided electricity to the grid and so I approached Todd Green of American Environmental Landfill and asked him if the landfill would help Anderson Elementary School with our electric bill. With the recent budget cuts, we needed the landfill to help us keep our lights on!”

As a neighbor to Anderson Public Schools, Todd Green, Vice President of Landfill Operations for American Environmental Landfill, has felt the need to help Anderson Schools through tasks ranging from the use of equipment to move playground pieces, remediating a 60 year old raw sewage lagoon and installing ½ mile of nature trails and an outdoor classroom, mowing and providing educational tours to students showcasing the waste-to-energy landfill and honey bee farm. And today – by helping keep the lights on!

“Working with a partner like American Environmental Landfill, who is aligned with our goal of enjoying the benefits of a triple bottom line at each of our projects – people, planet, and profits – has been ideal for Montauk Energy. AEL has been a tremendous partner in…

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