Project description:

The Loma Los Colorados Landfill is a Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) landfill located in the community of Til-Til, 63.5 km North of Santiago, Chile, near a village named Montenegro. The site operations are managed by KDM S.A. The Loma Los Colorados Landfill is generally considered to be the most modern of landfill operations in Chile. In May 2003, construction of a railway access was completed and operation of a train was initiated to transport MSW to the Landfill from the transfer station located in the community of Quilicura, Santiago. In mid 2006 it was reported that more than 90 percent of the MSW deposited at the Landfill is delivered by rail.

The proyect consists in a landfill gas collection and utilization/destruction system. This involves investing in and operating a system for landfill gas (LFG) collection and electricity generation and/or flaring. Landfill gas flaring or its utilization for electricity generation involves methane combustion leading to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions.

As per the project design, collected landfill gas is used as fuel for electricity generation and additional GHG emissions reductions (from electricity generation using renewable energy source) are accrued and credited within this project under the CDM (Clean Development Mechanism).

This project advances the following United Nations Sustainability Development Goals:

Standard of issuance:


ACM0001 ver. 15 – Flaring or use of landfill gas

Amount of reduction:

582,425 tCO2/year

Service offered:



Energy generation from Landfill gas. CDM Post-Registration


August 2019