Ava, NY (WIBX) - Ava's landfill will soon be going green.

Waste Management will be teaming up with Oneida Herkimer Solid Waste Authority to build a power plant in Ava.

It will use natural gas from organic materials in the landfill to create electricity that will power over 18-hundred homes.

Waste Management currently owns and operates over 130 landfill-gas-to-energy facilities across North America.

The construction project will be completed next year.

For more information on this and other renewable energy programs, visit www.wm.com.