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Environmental Stewardship

The Lockwood Landfill is engineered to protect the air, surface and groundwater and provide a source of green energy to nearby communities. It utilizes state-of-the-art landfill gas and leachate collection systems as well as groundwater monitoring programs to safeguard the environment. In addition, the landfill is maintained to encourage wildlife inhabitants.

Landfill Gas to Energy

Lockwood Landfill is enhancing the environment by providing a source of renewable energy. Through the capture and processing of landfill gas, it is generating enough “green” electricity to power approximately 2,000 homes annually. Landfill gas contains methane gas, a natural by-product of organic waste decay, and a clean-burning fuel for electricity production.  In 2012, Lockwood began operating a landfill gas-to-energy facility whereby the captured gas is used to fuel two CAT 3520 engines. These engines generate approximately 3.2 megawatts of electricity. This electricity goes directly into the existing NV Energy electrical grid and is used to meet the power needs of nearby communities. 

Landfill Gas-to-Energy Process
Gas Extraction Well

Wildlife at Work Certified 

In 2010, the National Wildlife Habitat Council certified the Lockwood Landfill a Wildlife Habitat at Work facility. Lockwood has approximately 1,600 acres available to wildlife habitat. A team of employees is working to enhance the environment for the benefit of endemic species. Most recently, they built raptor perches, each with its own brush pile. This enhanced the habitat for raptors by providing shelter for prey species and a platform from which the raptors can hunt. Additional enhancements are in the works.

Protecting Storey County’s Wild Mustangs

At Lockwood Landfill, our open space and grasslands are home to over 100 wild mustangs. This land is vital to keeping the mustangs in Storey County. We are proud to provide a sanctuary for the storied horses of Nevada’s past.

Contact Information

Lockwood Landfill

2700 East Mustang Road
Sparks, NV 89434
(775) 342-0401

Operating Hours

Monday - Saturday • 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Closed 12:30 - 1 p.m. on Sat)
Sunday - Closed

Landfill Holiday Schedule

News Year’s Day - Closed
Martin Luther King Jr. - Closed
Memorial Day - Closed
Fourth of July - Closed
Labor Day - Closed
Nevada Day - Closed
Thanksgiving – Closed
Christmas - Closed

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