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Reducing Landfill Waste

Located in Indianapolis, Indiana, the Indianapolis Resource Recovery Facility is an award-winning Waste-to-Energy Facility that serves the City of Indianapolis and Marion County with reliable and sustainable waste management.

The facility supplies 50 percent of the steam needed for the downtown Indianapolis heating loop. Citizen Thermal Energy purchases the steam and supplies it to their customers, which include Lucas Oil Stadium and Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

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, including OSHA’s stringent Voluntary Protection Program Star certification.

Fast Stats: Annual Performance

Every year, our facility processes more than 703,000 tons of waste that would otherwise have ended up in landfills.

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Less waste in landfills reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 724,000 tons of CO2. That’s like taking 140,000 passenger vehicles off the road for one year.

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We also recover 12,400 tons of metal for recycling annually - enough to build 10,000 cars.

Covanta Indianapolis
2320 South Harding Street
Indianapolis, IN 46221
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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 Indianapolis 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 Indianapolis
2320 South Harding Street
Indianapolis, IN 46221
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