The Largest Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste Power Plants in the US

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeMWh GeneratedCO2 EmissionsRank EmissionsCO2 Emissions/MWhRant Emissions/MWhClosing Date
Covanta Fairfax EnergyCovanta (100.00%)
Laurel Hill CDP VA Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste309,763MWh478,877,860kg11545.9kg/MWh52
Covanta Delaware ValleyCovanta (100.00%)
Chester PA Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste265,138MWh473,771,540.7kg21786.9kg/MWh31
SEMASS Resource RecoverySEMASS Partnership (100.00%)
Plymouth County MA Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste264,571MWh436,403,866.3kg31649.5kg/MWh42
Covanta HempsteadCovanta (100.00%)
Uniondale CDP NY Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste262,830MWh415,967,705.1kg41582.6kg/MWh49
Covanta Essex CompanyCovanta (100.00%)
Newark NJ Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste219,237MWh390,387,312kg51780.7kg/MWh33
Palm Beach Renewable Energy Facility 2Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach Co (100.00%)
West Palm Beach FL Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste237,578MWh358,159,878.7kg61507.5kg/MWh54
Pinellas County Resource RecoveryPinellas County (100.00%)
Pinellas County FL Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste192,468MWh357,880,432kg71859.4kg/MWh27
Wheelabrator South BrowardWheelabrator Environmental Systems (100.00%)
Dania Beach FL Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste196,169MWh349,741,376.8kg81782.9kg/MWh32
Wheelabrator BridgeportWheelabrator Environmental Systems (100.00%)
Bridgeport CT Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste210,215MWh312,990,099.6kg91488.9kg/MWh55
Miami Dade County Resource Recovery FacCovanta (100.00%)
Doral FL Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste129,355MWh298,483,723kg102307.5kg/MWh6
H PowerCity and County of Honolulu (100.00%)
Honolulu County HI Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste162,398MWh288,365,231kg111775.7kg/MWh34
Wheelabrator WestchesterWheelabrator Environmental Systems (100.00%)
Peekskill NY Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste145,417MWh268,062,489.5kg121843.4kg/MWh28
CT Resource Rec Authority FacilityMaterials Innovation Recycling Authority (100.00%)
Hartford CT Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste111,658MWh250,756,476kg132245.7kg/MWh8
Palm Beach Renewable Energy Facility 1Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach Co (100.00%)
West Palm Beach FL Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste155,697MWh248,045,271.6kg141593.1kg/MWh47
Montgomery County Resource RecoveryNortheast Maryland W D Auth (100.00%)
Montgomery County MD Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste157,780MWh246,848,122.3kg151564.5kg/MWh51
Lee County Solid Waste EnergyLee County Board-Commissioners (100.00%)
Buckingham CDP FL Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste146,819MWh234,460,769.8kg161596.9kg/MWh46
Union County Resource RecoveryUnion County Utilities Auth (100.00%)
Rahway NJ Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste140,225MWh222,881,735.7kg171589.5kg/MWh48
Hillsborough County Resource RecoveryHillsborough County (100.00%)
Brandon CDP FL Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste107,653MWh222,867,133kg182070.2kg/MWh11
Wheelabrator FallsWheelabrator Environmental Systems (100.00%)
Bucks County PA Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste140,460MWh216,236,146.7kg191539.5kg/MWh53
Covanta HaverhillOgden Projects Inc-Haverhill (100.00%)
Haverhill MA Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste151,316MWh216,022,820.3kg201427.6kg/MWh58
Wheelabrator Millbury FacilityWheelabrator Environmental Systems (100.00%)
Worcester County MA Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste144,258MWh207,314,894.7kg211437.1kg/MWh57
Wheelabrator North AndoverWheelabrator Environmental Systems (100.00%)
Essex County MA Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste104,738MWh184,853,402.5kg221764.9kg/MWh36
Wheelabrator Baltimore RefuseWheelabrator Environmental Systems (100.00%)
Baltimore MD Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste151,773MWh174,395,239kg231149.1kg/MWh59
York County Resource RecoveryYork County Solid W & R Auth (100.00%)
York County PA Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste116,545MWh170,863,925.2kg241466.1kg/MWh56
Lancaster County Resource RecoveryLancaster County Solid WR Auth (100.00%)
Lancaster County PA Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste86,122MWh167,796,904.7kg251948.4kg/MWh21
Wheelabrator SaugusWheelabrator Environmental Systems (100.00%)
Saugus CDP MA Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste80,382MWh162,619,476.6kg262023.1kg/MWh14
Onondaga County Resource RecoveryCovanta (100.00%)
Onondaga County NY Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste100,776MWh162,252,141.6kg271610.0kg/MWh45
Covanta Hennepin EnergyHennepin County Department of Environmental Services (100.00%)
Minneapolis MN Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste98,410MWh154,363,781.2kg281568.6kg/MWh50
Covanta Plymouth Renewable EnergyCovanta (100.00%)
Montgomery County PA Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste91,047MWh152,503,070.7kg291675.0kg/MWh41
Camden Resource Recovery FacilityCovanta (100.00%)
Camden NJ Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste74,465MWh148,478,439.6kg301993.9kg/MWh17
Pasco Cnty Solid Waste Resource RecoveryPasco County (100.00%)
Shady Hills CDP FL Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste73,219MWh143,893,826.7kg311965.2kg/MWh19
Southeast Resource RecoveryLong Beach City Sani Dist CA (61.50%)Los Angeles County Sanitation (38.50%)
Long Beach CA Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste80,754MWh140,445,412.7kg321739.2kg/MWh38
Huntington Resource Recovery FacilityHuntington Resource Recovery (100.00%)
East Northport CDP NY Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste86,066MWh138,865,055.9kg331613.5kg/MWh44
Covanta Alexandria/Arlington EnergyCovanta (100.00%)
Alexandria VA Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste66,180MWh138,408,018.6kg342091.4kg/MWh10
McKay Bay FacilityTampa City of (100.00%)
Tampa FL Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste58,630MWh116,381,705kg351985.0kg/MWh18
Covanta Stanislaus EnergyCovanta (100.00%)
Stanislaus County CA Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste58,355MWh113,340,534kg361942.3kg/MWh22
Wheelabrator PortsmouthWheelabrator Environmental Systems (100.00%)
Portsmouth VA Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste55,723MWh107,821,439kg371934.9kg/MWh23
Spokane Waste to EnergyCity of Spokane (100.00%)
Spokane WA Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste53,829MWh107,333,654.4kg381994.0kg/MWh16
Covanta Babylon IncCovanta (100.00%)
Wyandanch CDP NY Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste51,585MWh101,019,301.8kg391958.3kg/MWh20
Covanta Southeastern Connecticut CompanyCovanta (100.00%)
New London County CT Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste53,958MWh95,015,596.7kg401760.9kg/MWh37
Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2021-06-02Last Updated: 2022-03-09