Waste to Energy Lincoln (WTEL), a division of Uribe Refuse Services, Inc., is Lincoln’s premiere organic waste recycling service. Our goal is to significantly improve the environmental, energy and economic performance of existing waste management practices through the recovery of energy & nutrients found in organic waste such as food scraps and yard waste.
WTEL will divert an average 30 tons per day of food waste from the landfill and convert it into renewable natural gas (RNG) to fuel our fleet vehicles and supply a surplus of clean energy that will be used to fuel other vehicles and heat area homes and businesses. RNG made from organic waste produces 7-times fewer lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions than diesel fuel. Over the next 25 years, Waste to Energy Lincoln will divert over 234,000 tons of organic waste from the landfill, displace up to 52 million gallons of petroleum-based fertilizer from our lawns and gardens, and reduce local greenouse gas emissions by more than 1.5 million metric tons.
It’s an ambitious project and we can’t do it alone. Waste to Energy Lincoln is made possible by a grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust and by participation of local businesses and institutions looking to save money and help make Lincoln a cleaner place to live. If you’re an area business or institution who’s interested in getting involved, let´s Get Started today!