Environmental technician Renea Roa sorts batteries at the Yolo County Central Landfill. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo
Big green garbage trucks arrive at the landfill daily, bringing trash from all over the county. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo
Dozers and compacters working on mountains of trash at the Yolo County Central Landfill convey familiar images of landfills around the country. But its push toward the future involves sorting stations and capturing byproducts of all that trash. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo
Ramin Yazdani, senior civil engineer for the county, in red, informs visitors on a tour of the landfill about a monitoring station. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo
Floppy discs nearly fill a box at the landfill. The county's efforts to meet a state-mandated goal of diverting 75 percent of trash by 2020 is on the right track. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo

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