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Renewable Energy: Waste-To-Energy


The Waste-to-Energy Facility, owned by LCSWMA and operated by Covanta Energy, generates renewable energy through a mass burn combustion system that burns normal trash. This waste burns at high enough temperatures to convert water into steam which drives a turbine that creates electricity. Only 10% of the energy generated is used to operate the facility and 90% is sold to an electric utility company for revenue.

To learn more about the Energy-from-Waste Process, visit:

Waste to Energy