Council Approves Ordinance Allowing Sale of Landfill Gas

Revenue Projected for City Will Help Keep Garbage/Recycling Rates Low

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – At today’s regularly scheduled Council meeting, Mayor Paulette Guajardo and City Council approved an ordinance authorizing a 30-year ground lease, with two five-year options to extend, with Corpus Christi Renewables, LLC, for the development, management, operation, and sale of processed methane or landfill gas at the Cefe Valenzuela Landfill.

The project would produce a minimum of $10,000 each month and could gross up to $500,000 in revenue annually for the City of Corpus Christi. The project is expected to kick off within the next six months.

“Landfill gas is a safe and renewable energy source,” Mayor Paulette Guajardo said. “Using landfill gas reduces the need to use more polluting forms of energy, which is an important milestone for the City of Corpus Christi.”

Methane gas produces more energy than other hydrocarbons or fossil fuels. It also has significantly less carbon dioxide and other pollutants, contributing to smog and climate change.