Lancaster County Energy From Waste Facility Tour. Senators Mike Folmer (R-Lebanon) and Lloyd Smucker (R-Lancaster) recently took a tour of the energy from waste facility built by the Lancaster County Solid Waste Authority.
The facility, operated by Covanta Energy, processed 379,000 tons of waste in 2008 producing 219 million kilowatts of electricity.
Going into service in 1991, the facility was built because the county wanted to reduce its dependence on landfilling as its primary waste disposal method as part of an integrated waste management system for the county. The system emphasizes waste reduction, recycling and energy generation with the final option being landfilling. Click here to watch the tour.