The Largest Non-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 Waste378,601MWh585,298,437.5kg11546.0kg/MWh52
Covanta Delaware ValleyCovanta (100.00%)
Chester PA Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste324,048MWh579,036,328.1kg21786.9kg/MWh31
SEMASS Resource RecoverySEMASS Partnership (100.00%)
Plymouth County MA Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste323,372MWh533,394,546.2kg31649.5kg/MWh42
Covanta HempsteadCovanta (100.00%)
Uniondale CDP NY Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste321,239MWh508,408,056.7kg41582.6kg/MWh49
Covanta Essex CompanyCovanta (100.00%)
Newark NJ Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste267,961MWh477,149,118kg51780.7kg/MWh33
Palm Beach Renewable Energy Facility 2Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach Co (100.00%)
West Palm Beach FL Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste290,363MWh437,735,433kg61507.5kg/MWh54
Pinellas County Resource RecoveryPinellas County (100.00%)
Pinellas County FL Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste235,237MWh437,406,373.4kg71859.4kg/MWh27
Wheelabrator South BrowardWheelabrator Environmental Systems (100.00%)
Dania Beach FL Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste239,764MWh427,466,923.2kg81782.9kg/MWh32
Wheelabrator BridgeportWheelabrator Environmental Systems (100.00%)
Bridgeport CT Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste256,934MWh382,550,378.5kg91488.9kg/MWh55
Miami Dade County Resource Recovery FacCovanta (100.00%)
Doral FL Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste158,104MWh364,821,430.9kg102307.5kg/MWh6
H PowerCity and County of Honolulu (100.00%)
Honolulu County HI Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste198,485MWh352,444,146.1kg111775.7kg/MWh34
Wheelabrator WestchesterWheelabrator Environmental Systems (100.00%)
Peekskill NY Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste177,735MWh327,637,424kg121843.4kg/MWh28
CT Resource Rec Authority FacilityMaterials Innovation Recycling Authority (100.00%)
Hartford CT Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste136,472MWh306,481,104.8kg132245.7kg/MWh8
Palm Beach Renewable Energy Facility 1Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach Co (100.00%)
West Palm Beach FL Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste190,290MWh303,156,496.3kg141593.1kg/MWh47
Montgomery County Resource RecoveryNortheast Maryland W D Auth (100.00%)
Montgomery County MD Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste192,843MWh301,705,477.7kg151564.5kg/MWh51
Lee County Solid Waste EnergyLee County Board-Commissioners (100.00%)
Buckingham CDP FL Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste179,448MWh286,567,466.3kg161596.9kg/MWh46
Union County Resource RecoveryUnion County Utilities Auth (100.00%)
Rahway NJ Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste171,387MWh272,412,642.9kg171589.5kg/MWh48
Hillsborough County Resource RecoveryHillsborough County (100.00%)
Brandon CDP FL Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste131,577MWh272,397,133.2kg182070.2kg/MWh11
Wheelabrator FallsWheelabrator Environmental Systems (100.00%)
Bucks County PA Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste171,675MWh264,292,181.2kg191539.5kg/MWh53
Covanta HaverhillOgden Projects Inc-Haverhill (100.00%)
Haverhill MA Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste184,952MWh264,041,395.7kg201427.6kg/MWh58
Wheelabrator Millbury FacilityWheelabrator Environmental Systems (100.00%)
Worcester County MA Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste176,318MWh253,388,680.7kg211437.1kg/MWh57
Wheelabrator North AndoverWheelabrator Environmental Systems (100.00%)
Essex County MA Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste128,016MWh225,936,058.2kg221764.9kg/MWh36
Wheelabrator Baltimore RefuseWheelabrator Environmental Systems (100.00%)
Baltimore MD Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste185,504MWh213,155,158.4kg231149.1kg/MWh59
York County Resource RecoveryYork County Solid W & R Auth (100.00%)
York County PA Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste142,446MWh208,836,931.4kg241466.1kg/MWh56
Lancaster County Resource RecoveryLancaster County Solid WR Auth (100.00%)
Lancaster County PA Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste105,260MWh205,086,486.4kg251948.4kg/MWh21
Wheelabrator SaugusWheelabrator Environmental Systems (100.00%)
Saugus CDP MA Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste98,246MWh198,758,710.2kg262023.1kg/MWh14
Onondaga County Resource RecoveryCovanta (100.00%)
Onondaga County NY Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste123,171MWh198,309,291.7kg271610.0kg/MWh45
Covanta Hennepin EnergyHennepin County Department of Environmental Services (100.00%)
Minneapolis MN Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste120,279MWh188,666,158.4kg281568.6kg/MWh50
Covanta Plymouth Renewable EnergyCovanta (100.00%)
Montgomery County PA Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste111,285MWh186,401,198kg291675.0kg/MWh41
Camden Resource Recovery FacilityCovanta (100.00%)
Camden NJ Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste91,011MWh181,471,380.9kg301993.9kg/MWh17
Pasco Cnty Solid Waste Resource RecoveryPasco County (100.00%)
Shady Hills CDP FL Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste89,492MWh175,873,830.4kg311965.2kg/MWh19
Southeast Resource RecoveryLong Beach City Sani Dist CA (61.50%)Los Angeles County Sanitation (38.50%)
Long Beach CA Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste98,699MWh171,654,647.8kg321739.2kg/MWh38
Huntington Resource Recovery FacilityHuntington Resource Recovery (100.00%)
East Northport CDP NY Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste105,193MWh169,727,000.7kg331613.5kg/MWh44
Covanta Alexandria/Arlington EnergyCovanta (100.00%)
Alexandria VA Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste80,885MWh169,163,481.6kg342091.4kg/MWh10
McKay Bay FacilityTampa City of (100.00%)
Tampa FL Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste71,659MWh142,244,628.6kg351985.0kg/MWh18
Covanta Stanislaus EnergyCovanta (100.00%)
Stanislaus County CA Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste71,324MWh138,528,740.3kg361942.3kg/MWh22
Wheelabrator PortsmouthWheelabrator Environmental Systems (100.00%)
Portsmouth VA Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste68,106MWh131,780,478.9kg371934.9kg/MWh23
Spokane Waste to EnergyCity of Spokane (100.00%)
Spokane WA Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste65,790MWh131,186,393.9kg381994.0kg/MWh16
Covanta Babylon IncCovanta (100.00%)
Wyandanch CDP NY Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste63,049MWh123,469,365.8kg391958.3kg/MWh20
Covanta Southeastern Connecticut CompanyCovanta (100.00%)
New London County CT Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste65,949MWh116,130,919.5kg401760.9kg/MWh37
Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2021-06-02Last Updated: 2022-03-09