Case Study: Resource Recovery in Pinellas County, Florida
In late 2014, Covanta was awarded the operating contract for the Pinellas County Resource Recovery Facility in Florida. Owned by Pinellas County, the facility can process up to 3,150 tons of solid waste per day while generating 75 MW of renewable energy. Covanta is currently managing over $240 million in capital projects designed to ensure the facility can continue to provide sustainable waste management to Pinellas County for many years to come.
Notable projects at the facility include:
- Upgrading the ash conditioning system, including the removal of two air emissions points
- Rebuilding the tertiary water system, including combining separate systems to reduce ongoing maintenance costs