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Covanta Indianapolis

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Covanta Indianapolis

The Indianapolis Resource Recovery Facility, operating as Covanta Indianapolis, Inc., began commercial operation in December 1988. It serves approximately 850,000 residents of Indianapolis and Marion County. The 21-acre facility can process 2,175 tons per day of solid waste that produce no less than 4,500 pounds of steam sold per ton. Citizens Thermal Energy (CTE) purchases the steam to power the downtown heating loop. This loop includes nearly all downtown businesses, as well as Indiana University, Purdue University's Indianapolis campus, and Eli Lilly, the area's largest pharmaceutical manufacturer.

Commercial Operation:

December 1988

Waste Processing Capacity:

2,175 tons per day

Air Pollution Control Equipment:

Semi-dry flue gas scrubbers injecting lime, fabric filter baghouses, nitrogen oxide control system, mercury control system, and continuous emissions monitoring system

Energy-from-Waste System:

Three 725 ton-per-day waterwall furnaces with MartinĀ® reverse-reciprocating grates and ash handling system

Energy Generation:

4,500 pounds of steam per day

Awards and Recognition:

Designated a Voluntary Protection Program Star facility by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for workplace safety

Covanta Indianapolis

2320 Harding St

Indianapolis, IN  46221



Bindi Kean


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 forĀ tour checklist (PDF)

All tours must be scheduled in advance. Please call 317-378-8700 ext. 0.

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