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Covanta Tulsa

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Covanta Tulsa

The Covanta Tulsa Energy-from-Waste Facility, formally known as the Walter B. Hall Resource Recovery Facility, was Covanta's first Energy from Waste (EfW) project, commencing operation in October 1986 with two boilers and a single turbine generator. A third boiler was later added to meet growing demands in the Tulsa area. Operating as Covanta Tulsa Renewable Energy, LLC, the 22-acre facility processes 1,125 tons-per-day of solid waste, generating up to 298,000 pounds per hour of steam. The steam is used to power a turbine generator that produces 16.8 megawatts of clean, renewable energy that is sold to Public Service Company of Oklahoma. However, on a more regular basis, the steam is sold to Holly Frontier, Inc., an independent refinery adjacent to the facility. The steam is used in their refining process, which offsets the need to use fossil fuels to generate their own steam.

Commercial Operation:

October 1986

Waste Processing Capacity:

1,125 tons-per-day 

Air Pollution Control Equipment:

Aqueous ammonia injection, activated carbon injection with lime slurry injection, followed by fabric filter baghouse for fly ash collection

Energy-from-Waste System:

Two 375 ton-per-day Martin Gmbh combustion units with inclined, reciprocating  grates, and one 375 ton-per-day Covanta gasification system, also using an inclined, reciprocating grate supplied by Sanfeng Covanta.  All three units have water wall furnaces.

Energy Generation:

16.8 megawatts of electricity

Awards and Recognition:

  • 2013 SWANA Bronze Excellence Award
  • National Safety Council’s Occupational Excellence Award 2017
  • Distinguished PSO Peak Performers Award 2015
  • Keep Oklahoma Beautiful Towering Spirit Award 2014 & 2015
  • Henry Bellmon Sustainability Award 2012

Community Initiatives

Tulsa Rx4Safety



Through their Rx4Safety and “Safe Trip for Scripts” partnership programs, Covanta Tulsa and the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics have successfully removed and destroyed over 85,000 pounds of prescription drugs and medications. This partnership helps protect rivers and streams from contamination, and is the safest, most environmentally sound method of keeping prescription drugs out of the hands of our youth and off the illegal black market, literally saving lives each day. 

Mercury Collection

Covanta Tulsa, Locke Supply, and the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) have partnered on an initiative that invites citizens and contractors to responsibly recycle mercury by delivering intact, old thermostats to any Locke Supply location for recycling free of charge. Most recently, the collaboration was awarded Keep Oklahoma Beautiful’s “Towering Spirit” award, which recognizes efforts that have gained far-reaching impact in the community. 

Tulsa Beautification Foundation

Through the facility’s sponsorship of the Tulsa Beautification Foundation, Covanta Tulsa partners with local organizations such as Eugene Field Growing Together and Oklahoma City Public Schools to help clean up areas around schools and parks.

Covanta Tulsa

2122 S. Yukon Ave

Tulsa, OK  74107



Kirk Little


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 contact the Facility Administration at 918-699-0011 or email

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