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Covanta Niagara

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Covanta Niagara

The Niagara Resource Recovery Facility, a pioneer in the modern Energy-from-Waste industry, began converting municipal solid waste into clean, renewable energy in 1980. Today, the facility uses up to 2,250 tons of waste per day as fuel to generate low-cost steam for neighboring industrial customers and electricity for the Western New York region. By providing reliable, low-cost steam to local manufacturers, Covanta Niagara allows industrial customers to remain globally cost-competitive and help retain jobs in the region. In recognition of safety and operational excellence, the facility has been designated an OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Facility and achieved the International Standardization Organization's (ISO) 14001 environmental registration. The facility also recovers ferrous (steel) and non-ferrous (aluminum) metals.

Commercial Operation:


Waste Processing Capacity:

2,250 tons per day

Air Pollution Control Equipment:

Two acid gas scrubbers and fabric filter baghouses

Energy-from-Waste System:

Deutsche Babcock Anlagen Roller Grate

Energy Generation:

Two Asea Brown Boveri 25-megawatt units

Awards and Recognition:

  • Designated a Volunteer Protection Program Star facility by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for workplace safety
  • National Grid’s 2017 Green Manufacturing Award

Community Initiatives

Niagara Greenhouse


Niagara Floral Center and Greenhouse 

Covanta Niagara teamed with two local organizations to aid in the completion of an expansion project of the Niagara Floral Center and Greenhouse in Wheatfield, NY. The new greenhouse building, which was designed to be fully accessible to people with disabilities, provides more than three times the space than previously available for horticulture and vocational programs.

Covanta Niagara

100 Energy Blvd. at 56th Street

Niagara Falls, NY  14304



Brian Redanz


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 Danielle Ruhl at 716-278-8520 or email

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