La Perseverancia Landfill is an excellent example of how a landfill gas (LFG) collection and destruction system can have multiple uses. The project destroys methane (biogas), a potent greenhouse gas, in a controlled and measured manner. The project also provides renewable electricity, and opportunities for community education.
La Perseverancia landfill, located in Cuautla, Morelos collects waste from 13 municipalities in the state of Morelos. Cuautla is about 75 km South of Mexico City, south of El Tepozteco National Park. The development of this project is an example of a carefully negotiated effective public/private partnership between the municipality of Cuautla and Operadora de Ferrocarril y Manejo de Rellenos SA de CV. This biogas to energy plant provides environmental, social and economic benefits. It is a winner of the Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation.