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Covanta Dade

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Covanta Dade

Covanta Dade Renewable Energy, LLC. operates the Miami-Dade County Resources Recovery Facility on 160 acres in Doral, FL. The facility began commercial operation in 1982 and serves the municipal waste disposal needs of the residents of Miami-Dade County. The facility processes 3,000 tons of municipal solid waste per day and 1,200 tons per day of biomass fuel, generating 77 megawatts (MW) of renewable electricity. Approximately 22,000 tons of ferrous (steel) metal and 2,000 tons of non-ferrous (tin, copper) metal are recovered and recycled by the facility each year.

Commercial Operation:


Waste Processing Capacity:

3,000 tons per day of municipal solid waste and 1,200 tons-per-day of biomass fuel

Air Pollution Control Equipment:

Spray dryer absorbers for acid gas reduction, fabric filter baghouses, activated carbon injection, nitrogen oxide reduction and continuous emissions monitoring systems

Energy-from-Waste System:

Four 648 ton-per-day Zurn Resource Derived Fuel (RDF) Spreader Stoker

Energy Generation:

77 megawatts of electricity from two 38.5 megawatt condensing steam turbine generators

Awards and Recognition:

  • Designated as a Voluntary Protection Program Star facility by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for workplace safety
  • Sustainable Florida Award for Outstanding Performance 

Covanta Dade

6990 NW 97th Ave

Doral, FL  33178



Renato Pereira


Visit Our Facility!

If you would like an escorted tour of our facility, please reach out. We welcome the opportunity to show you how our resource recovery process works.

Click here for tour checklist (PDF)

All tours must be scheduled in advance. Please call Dianna Reyes at 305-593-7000.

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