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Covanta Onondaga

Reducing Landfill Waste

Located in Jamesville, New York, the Onondaga County Resource Recovery Facility is an award winning Waste-to-Energy Facility that serves the residents of Onondaga County and the greater Syracuse region with reliable and sustainable waste management. Together with the county, we have built a world-class system that prioritizes recycling and relies on energy recovery for material that remains.

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 360,000 tons of waste that would otherwise have ended up in landfills.

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Less waste in landfills reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 316,800 tons of CO2. That’s like taking 62,000 passenger vehicles off the road for one year.

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We use waste to produce 77 megawatts of electricity 24/7 - enough to power 29,000 homes for a year.

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We also recover 20,000 tons of metal for recycling annually - enough to build 13,000 cars.

Covanta Onondaga
5801 Rock Cut Road
Jamesville, NY 13078 
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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 Onondaga Emissions Table

For more information on facility performance click here.

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 Onondaga
5801 Rock Cut Road
Jamesville, NY 13078 
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