Top 10 Reasons to Support 
an Anaerobic Digestion Facility in Palo Alto 
  1. Keeps Palo Alto’s composting operation and distribution local.

  2. Enables Palo Alto to compost food waste as well as yard waste. 

  3. Allows Palo Alto to retire its sewage sludge incinerator. 

  4. Generates enough green energy to power 1,400 homes. 

  5. Energy will be available during emergency blackouts. 

  6. Reduces citywide greenhouse gas emissions by 20,000 tons per year. 

  7. Saves the City $1,000,000 per year.

  8. Revenues could be used to complete 92% of Byxbee Park (no funds currently exist). 

  9. Provides an excellent educational opportunity for school groups and others. 

  10. Serves as a model for other communities, reinforcing Palo Alto’s status as an environmental leader.