The Pasco County Solid Waste Resource Recovery Facility in Hudson, FL, began commercial operation in May 1991. Operating as Covanta Pasco, it serves the residents of Pasco County. The 72-acre facility processes up to 1,050 tons per day of municipal solid waste, generating 31.2 megawatts of renewable energy. The facility uses treated tertiary water from a nearby wastewater treatment plant for part of its process water make-up. The facility also includes a public drop-off center where local residents can bring non-hazardous household items for disposal.