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Covanta York

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Covanta York

The York County Resource Recovery Facility, operating as Covanta York Renewable Energy, LLC, began commercial operation in 1989 and serves the municipal waste disposal needs of the nearly 400,000 residents of York County, PA. Located on 112 acres, the facility processes 1,344 tons of municipal solid waste per day, generating 38.1 megawatts of renewable electricity – enough to power 20,000 homes.

Commercial Operation:


Waste Processing Capacity:

1,344 tons per day

Air Pollution Control Equipment:

Niro Spray Drying Atomizer, Western Pacific Filter Baghouse, Norit Americas Carbon Injection

Energy-from-Waste System:

Three 448 ton-per-day O’Connor Rotary Combustors with Deltak boilers

Energy Generation:

Up to 38.1 megawatts of electricity

Awards and Recognition:

  • Designated a Voluntary Protection Program Star facility by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for workplace safety
  • Awarded ISO-14001 certification by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for the facility's environmental management system (2003)

Community Initiatives

Hauler Safety Appreciation Day 

In conjunction with the York Solid Waste Authority, Covanta York hosts an annual Hauler Safety Appreciation Day event for all the haulers that conduct business at the facility. This day includes safety reminders for haulers, a safety quiz with prizes and invited guests from the community.

Covanta York

2651 Blackbridge Road

York, PA  17406



Alan Lengle


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 Ellen O’Connor at the York County Solid Waste Authority Community Services Division at 717-845-1066 or email

To contact Covanta York directly, please call Lisa Eberly at 717-843-2902 ext.137 or email

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