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Kent County, Mich., WTE Operator Wins Safety Award

Kent County, Mich., WTE Operator Wins Safety Award

The company that operates Kent County’s Energy-from-Waste plant at 950 Market Avenue SW has been named a “Michigan Star Worksite,” the state's most prestigious workplace safety and health award.

It’s the third time Covanta Kent Inc. has won the award from the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA).

The facility employs 38 workers and generates steam by incinerating 625 tons-per-day of municipal solid waste, generating up to 18 megawatts of electricity. The plant processes trash from Grand Rapids, Kentwood, Wyoming, Walker, East Grand Rapids and Grandville.

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