About Waste-to-Energy 

Waste-to-Energy (or energy-from-waste) is the process of generating energy in the form of electricity and/or steam from the combustion of non-recyclable residual waste. 

Today’s modern Waste-to-Energy facilities are designed to recover the value in the waste that remains after recycling by recovering clean energy. Waste-to-Energy facilities use state-of-the-art air pollution control equipment that scrubs and filters exhaust gases to achieve superior environmental performance, which is fully protective of human health and the environment.

Covanta's Waste-to-Energy facilities around the world annually convert approximately 18 million tonnes of waste into power for one million homes and recycle approximately 450,000 tonnes of metal – enough to build 90 Aviva Stadiums every year!