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.
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.