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Covanta Long Beach

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Covanta Long Beach

The Southeast Resource Recovery Facility (SERRF), a 17-acre site operating as Covanta Long Beach Renewable Energy, began commercial operation in July 1988. It serves the City of Long Beach and the County Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County. The facility processes up to 1,380 tons of municipal solid waste per day, generating up to 36 megawatts (MW) or enough to power 35,000 homes. The facility also recycles approximately 10,000 tons of ferrous (steel) metals each year.

Commercial Operation:

July 1988

Waste Processing Capacity:

1,380 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 (CEM) system

Energy-from-Waste System:

3 Steinmueller Boilers producing 117,170 lb/hr of steam,  IMO DeLaval Turbine and an Alsthom Generator

Energy Generation:

Up to 36 MW of electricity

Awards and Recognition:

Recognized for participation in BLAST Bridge to College in 2012, a program that provides guidance to students applying for college

Covanta Long Beach

118 Pier S Ave.

Long Beach, CA  90802



Robert Gwaltney


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 Thomas DeMaio at 562-436-0636 or email

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