We believe that recovering energy from the waste that remains after recycling is an important part of sustainable waste management and a key to reducing the hundreds of millions of tons of waste sent to landfills each year. Energy-from-Waste (EfW) takes non-hazardous waste destined for landfills, combusts it in specially designed boilers then recovers the heat to generate steam to use in energy generation or other industrial processes.
Our EfW facilities recycle over 600,000 tons of metal a year that are typically left in the waste stream after normal curbside recycling efforts. Taking the time to focus on developing an integrated waste management program that includes reducing, reusing, and recycling followed by energy recovery means good things for the environment and for the economy.
In addition to our focus on EfW and supporting recycling, we are taking a proactive role to move up the waste hierarchy and reduce toxins in the waste stream such as mercury, pharmaceuticals and electronics.