Trash Will Soon Create Enough Energy To Power Up To 2,500 Local Homes

    Waste Management Will Use Methane Gas From Its Petrolia Landfill To
    Generate Clean Renewable Energy

TORONTO, Oct. 19 /CNW/ -

    WHAT:  Ground breaking ceremony for a landfill-gas-to-energy project at
           Waste Management's Petrolia Landfill.

    WHO:   Michael Hirlehey, Site Manager, Waste Management
           Reid Cleland, Senior District Manager, Waste Management
           Janice McMichael-Dennis, President & CEO, Bluewater Power

           John McCharles, Petrolia Mayor
           Kevin Marriot, Enniskillen Councillor
           Helen Havlik, Petrolia Councillor
           Murial Wright, Wyoming Councillor

    WHERE: Petrolia Landfill
           4052 Oil Heritage Road
           Petrolia, ON
           N0N 1R0

    WHEN:  Wednesday, October 21, 2009
           10:00 a.m.  Project Introduction
           10:15       Official groundbreaking
           10:30       Question & Answer period

    WHY:   With governments, businesses and the public looking for new ways
           of creating green energy, many will be interested to hear how the
           garbage they throw away everyday is being used to produce a clean,
           renewable energy source. The Petrolia Landfill-Gas-To-Energy
           project is expected to generate enough energy to power 2,500

    RSVP:  Camille DePutter
           Cohn & Wolfe
           416-924-5700 ext. 4058

SOURCE Waste Management, Inc.

For further information: For further information: Camille DePutter, Cohn & Wolfe,, (416) 924-5700 ext. 4058

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