Skip Links

Covanta Durham York


Covanta Durham York

Covanta operates the Durham York Energy Centre, a municipally owned Energy-from-Waste facility in Clarington Business Park, located in Durham Region, Ontario, Canada.  The facility processes a maximum of 140,000 metric tonnes of municipal solid waste per year from the Regions of Durham and York, and generates 17.5 megawatts of renewable energy – enough to power over 10,000 homes.  All process water is reused within the facility, with zero wastewater discharge to the municipal sanitary sewer system. This facility also recovers ferrous and non-ferrous metals for recycling.

Commercial Operation:

January 2016

Waste Processing Capacity:

436 metric tonnes per day

Air Pollution Control Equipment:

Selective non-catalytic reduction (SNCR) system, evaporative cooling tower with dry lime reactor, activated injection system, fabric filter baghouse system


Energy-from-Waste System:

 Thermal mass burn with Martin GmbH stoker grate combustion technology

Energy Generation:

Net output of approximately 17.5 MW 

Awards and Recognition:

Covanta Durham York was the 2015 recipient of the "New Partnership Award" from the Firehouse Youth Centre, an after-school youth drop-in program.

Covanta Durham York

1835 Energy Drive

Courtice, ON  L1E 2R2



Tel: 905-404-6750 Fax: 905-404-6745

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)

Please visit to schedule a facility tour.

To search for careers in this area click below: