The Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority (LCSWMA) has signed a long-term contract with a Dutch company to site a $14 million waste-to-energy (WTF) facility to transform municipal WTE ash into recovered materials to sell at premium prices.
The facility will be positioned next to LCSWMA’s Frey Farm Landfill, which currently uses remaining ash from the company’s other two WTE facilities to cover landfill waste.
Construction on the new facility is slated to begin in spring 2017, and it’s expected to be fully operation by spring 2018.
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The Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority (LCSWMA) has entered into a long-term contract with a Dutch company — one that specializes in processing municipal waste-to-energy ash and selling the recovered metals at premium prices — to site a $14 million facility next to the Frey Farm Landfill for that very purpose.
According to a press release issued Monday, LCSWMA already owns two waste-to-energy facilities, one in Bainbridge and the other in Harrisburg, that burn municipal solid waste and produce enough renewable energy to power the equivalent of 45,000 area homes and businesses.
After combustion, the remaining ash from both power plants is transported to LCSWMA's Frey Farm Landfill in Conestoga and used as material to cover landfilled waste each day.