Covanta Delaware Valley
The Delaware Valley Resource Recovery Facility is located in Chester, Pennsylvania and has been in operation since 1992. It is Covanta’s largest Energy-from-Waste facility processing about 1.3 million tons of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) each year. The MSW is processed in six boilers for Delaware County and surrounding areas that would have normally been sent to landfills. A 90 MW turbogenerator uses steam produced from the environmentally friendly waste processing boilers to produce over 645,000 MWh’s a year to serve the needs of more than 70,000 homes. As waste is processed, over 60,000 tons of ferrous (steel) and non-ferrous (aluminum) metals are recovered annually for recycling to further reduce landfill disposal burdens.