Energy-from-Waste (or waste-to-energy) facilities provide a safe, technologically advanced means of waste disposal that reduces greenhouse gases, generates clean energy and recycles metal.

Covanta's Energy-from-Waste facilities annually convert approximately 20 million tons of waste into power for one million homes and recycles approximately 500,000 tons of metal – that’s enough to build five Golden Gate Bridges and manufacture two billion aluminum beverage cans every year.

According to the U.S. EPA, for every ton of municipal solid waste processed at Energy-from-Waste facilities, greenhouse gas emissions are reduced by approximately one ton. This is due to the avoidance of methane from landfills, the offset of greenhouse gases from fossil fuel electrical production and the recovery of metals for recycling.