Wheelabrator Technologies, which operates the Westchester County waste-to-energy facility, has been named winner of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Gold Excellence Award in the Waste-to-Energy category. The award will be presented at SWANA’s annual conference —WASTECON® — being held Sept. 17-19 in Long Beach, Calif.
Wheelabrator will receive SWANA’s Excellence Award for the successful performance of the facility operated for the City of Spokane, Washington. The award recognizes Wheelabrator’s high-quality service, superior technical design, demonstrated excellence in health, safety and environmental compliance, and its ongoing commitment to community engagement.
“The recipients of the SWANA Excellence Awards represent the best solid waste management practices in North America today,” said John H. Skinner, Ph.D., SWANA executive director and CEO. “Community leaders should be very proud of the valuable contributions that these projects provide to their citizens.”
A wholly owned subsidiary of Waste Management, Wheelabrator Technologies Inc. is a leader in the safe and environmentally sound conversion of municipal solid waste and other renewable waste fuels into clean energy. Wheelabrator’s 17 waste-to-energy facilities provide safe waste disposal for towns and cities across the U.S. Wheelabrator also operates four independent power plants designed to generate electricity using an assortment of fuels, including waste wood, tires, waste coal, and natural gas. In addition to producing electricity, some of these facilities also produce steam sold to nearby government and commercial establishments. Wheelabrator’s 21 facilities have a combined electric generating capacity of 853 megawatts, enough energy to power more than 900,000 homes. To learn more, visit www.wheelabratortechnologies.com.