Waste is transported to the Resource Recovery Facility, burned at extremely high temperatures, and the heat is used to generate energy in the form of electricity or steam. Metal is then recovered from the ash and recycled.
The Resource Recovery Facility opened on August 5, 1995.
The facility received a 2014 US EPA Clean Air Technology Award for upgrading its emission control system to an LN™ (Low NOx) system that lowers emissions of nitrogen oxides.
Covanta Montgomery, Inc., our Resource Recovery Facility operator, is a Maryland Green Registry member.
Learn more about the Resource Recovery Facility's 2015 Gold Integrated Solid Waste Management System Excellence Award from the Solid Waste Association of North America