What is Waste-to-Energy?

Waste-to-Energy is not your Grandfather’s incineration. These modern facilities divert waste from landfills and produce electricity and/or steam for export through the combustion of post-recycled, non-hazardous municipal solid waste

Waste-to-Energy employs state-of-the-art pollution control equipment to scrub and filter emissions, protecting the environment

Waste-to-Energy facilities are a widely recognized means for reducing greenhouse gases—particularly methane—by eliminating emissions from landfills

Waste-to-Energy is a sustainable alternative to fossil fuel-fired energy and produce around-the-clock electricity for more than 1 million homes

Waste-to-Energy facilities recycle more than 700,000 tons of metal annually – enough to build more than 580,000 cars