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For Immediate Release:
April 26, 2012
Media Contact:
Marta Martinez-Aleman

305-636-2331

Vice Chairwoman Edmonson visits Miami-Dade County’s Waste to Energy Plant


 


Left
to right: William Meredith, Covanta Energy Co. Business Manager; Vice Chairwoman Edmonson; Thomas Eriksen, Covanta Energy Co. Facility Manager; Paul Mauriello, Public Works and Waste Management Deputy Director of Operations
Photo Credits: Akeem Brutus- Office of Commissioner Edmonson

Vice Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson toured Miami-Dade County's Waste to Energy Plant on April 20, 2012. Located in Doral, the plant reduces waste volume by 90% while creating energy.  Covanta Dade Renewable Energy operates the Energy-from-Waste facility, which began operations in 1982,  for the County.  The facility processes 3,000 tons of municipal solid waste per day and 1,200 tons-per-day of biomass fuel, generating 77 megawatts (MW) of renewable electricity from two 38.5 MW turbine generators. It has been designated a Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the facility's Environmental Management System was also awarded ISO-14001 certification, an environmental management system standard offered by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Approximately 26,000 tons of ferrous (steel) metal and 2,000 tons of non-ferrous (tin, copper) metal are recovered and recycled by the facility each year.


Miami-Dade County Waste to Energy Plant
6990 NW 97th Avenue
Doral, Florida 33178-2500