BROCKTON (CBS) — It was once known as “Mount Trashmore,” but the capped landfill has now become a green energy goldmine.
The landfill received that dubious title because of the overpowering stench it created.READ MORE: Tufts University Student Dies After Choking On Hot Dog In Charity Event Contest
But this week, a new solar power system opened on top of the old Thatcher Street landfill.READ MORE: Massachusetts Unemployment Rate Up To 5.2%, Slightly Higher Than National Average
Brockton city officials claim the solar energy produced at the site should offset the carbon emissions of more than 12,000 cars annually.MORE NEWS: Boston Wine Store Earns 'Small Business Of The Year' Award From US Chamber Of Commerce
They expect it to also generate more than $300,000 each year in revenue for the city.