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Covanta Palm Beach 1

Reducing Landfill Waste

Located in Palm Beach, Florida, the Palm Beach Renewable Energy Facility No. 1 (REF 1) is an award winning Waste-to-Energy Facility. The Facility, owned by the Solid Waste Authority (SWA) of Palm Beach County, serves residents with reliable and sustainable waste management.

The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County Renewable Energy Park consists of two Energy-from-Waste facilities. For information on the Palm Beach Renewable Energy Facility No. 2 visit this link.

As the facility operator, we are proud to keep waste out of landfills and are committed to ensuring safe operations and minimizing environmental impacts.

Fast Stats: Annual Performance

Every year, our facility processes more than 850,000 tons of waste that would otherwise have ended up in landfills.

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Less waste in landfills reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 740,000 tons of CO2. That’s like taking 143,000 passenger vehicles off the road for one year.

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We use waste to produce 62 megawatts of electricity 24/7 - enough to power 33,000 homes for a year.

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We also recover 29,900 tons of metal for recycling annually - enough to build 22,000 cars.

Covanta Palm Beach 1
6501 North Jog Road
West Palm Beach
FL 33412 USA
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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 Palm Beach 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 Palm Beach 1
6501 North Jog Road
West Palm Beach
FL 33412 USA
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