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Covanta Marion

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Covanta Marion

The Marion County Energy-from-Waste facility began commercial operation in March 1987, serving the solid waste management needs of the 300,000 people of Marion County, Oregon. The 15.2-acre facility in Brooks, OR, operates as Covanta Marion and processes 550 tons per day of municipal solid waste (MSW), which generates up to 13.1 megawatts of renewable energy . The facility was the first mass-burn waterwall resource recovery facility combusting MSW in the United States to use dry flue gas scrubbers and fabric filter baghouses to control acid gases and particulates. 

Commercial Operation:

March 1987

Waste Processing Capacity:

550 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:

Two 275 ton-per-day waterwall furnaces with Martin® reverse-reciprocating grates and ash handling system

Energy Generation:

Up to 13.1 megawatts from one condensing steam turbine generator

Awards and Recognition:

  • Member of the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP), Oregon's safety and health recognition program, since 2006
  • Designated a Voluntary Protection Program Star facility by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for workplace safety
  • Earthwise certified
  • 2012 SWANA Bronze Excellence Award
  • 2012 Sparks Innovation Award
  • 2010 & 2011 Covanta Golden Achievement Award

Covanta Marion

4850 Brooklake Road, NE

Brooks, OR  97305



Scott Anderson


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 503-393-0890.

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