In 2018, Covanta completed the acquisition of the business that provides operating and maintenance services to the Solid Waste Authority (SWA) of Palm Beach County for two Energy-from-Waste (EfW) facilities located in West Palm Beach, Florida. Together, the two facilities process more than 1.7 million tons of municipal solid waste each year and generate enough electricity annually to satisfy both their own power requirements and those of approximately 74,000 homes.

Covanta’s Eight EfW Facilities in Florida Can Facilitate a Total of 5.3 Million Tons of Annual Waste Disposal

Both facilities maintain state-of-the-art pollution control equipment, and the second facility also features a unique rooftop rainwater collection system that includes a two-million-gallon cistern. This system provides a portion of the water necessary to operate the facility, reducing the use of treated water.

This footprint expansion in Palm Beach—following the acquisition of the operating contract for the Pinellas County Resource Recovery Facility near Tampa in 2014—now brings Covanta’s waste disposal capacity in Florida to a total of 5.3 million tons per year through the operation of eight EfW facilities in the state.