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Covanta Babylon

Reducing Landfill Waste

Located in West Babylon, New York, the Babylon Waste-to-Energy Facility is an award-winning facility that serves the Town of Babylon with reliable and sustainable waste management.

In addition to keeping waste out of landfills, we’re committed to ensuring safe operations and minimizing environmental impacts. We have been consistently recognized for exceptional operations and use an advanced water purification process in which leachate from an adjacent landfill is treated and utilized in facility operations. In addition, the facility was the first zero-water discharge facility of its kind in the U.S., meaning that all wastewater from facility operations is treated onsite and recycled through the system.

Fast Stats: Annual Performance

Every year, our facility processes more than 243,000 tons of waste that would otherwise have ended up in landfills.

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Less waste in landfills reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 218,700 tons of CO2. That’s like taking 42,000 passenger vehicles off the road for one year.

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We use waste to produce 17 megawatts of electricity 24/7 - enough to power 10,400 homes for a year.

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We also recover 6,400 tons of metal for recycling annually - enough to build 5,000 cars.

Covanta Babylon
125 Gleam St. 
West Babylon, NY 11704
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Superior Environmental Performance

We care about our communities and operate well below emissions limits. Over 99.9 percent of what comes out of our plant’s stack is what you’d typically find in air - water vapor, nitrogen, oxygen, and carbon dioxide. The remaining constituents are well below federal and state standards.

Covanta Babylon Emissions Table

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Process in Action

Waste-to-Energy: How Does It Work?

Waste-to-Energy takes non-hazardous waste - otherwise destined for landfill - and combusts it to generate steam for electricity generation. Ash is processed to recover metal for recycling while all gases are collected, filtered and cleaned before being released safely into the atmosphere.

Watch the process in action

Covanta Babylon
125 Gleam St. 
West Babylon, NY 11704
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