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Reducing Landfill Waste

Located in Trezzo sull'Adda, Italy, just outside the historic city of Bergamo, the Trezzo sull'Adda Waste-to-Energy Facility serves residents of the Lombardy Region with reliable and sustainable waste management.

Covanta is a partner with Falck Renewables in joint ventures that own and operate the Facility. Not only do we keep waste out of landfills, we are committed to maximizing safety and minimizing environmental impacts.

Fast Facts

Every year, the facility processes up to 180,000 tons of waste that would otherwise have ended up in landfills.


Less waste in landfills reduces greenhouse gas emissions by eliminating the generation of methane. Nearly all residual waste in the Lombardy Region is managed through Waste-to-Energy.


The facility uses waste as a fuel to produce electricity to power local homes and businesses 24/7. It also generates electricity via a solar power plant on the building's roof.

Trezzo sull'Adda
Via G. Pastore, 2
20056 Trezzo sull'Adda, Milan

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 facility uses a catalytic DeNox (denitrification) system to meet stringent environmental standards.

For more information on the facility, click here (Italian-language site).

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.

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