The Miami-Dade County Resources Recovery Facility turns waste into renewable electricity, which powers approximately 40,000 homes a year.
The Miami-Dade County Resources Recovery Facility takes in about 1.6 million tons of waste on an annual basis.
A branded waste collection truck, which advertises Miami-Dade's “Nothing Goes to Waste” message.
Waste entering the facility is checked for metals and then sent to the pit.
In the pit, the waste is mixed to create consistency, which helps avoid flare-ups.
The waste then moves from the pit to the hopper, where it passes through a series of conveyors and trammels and is shredded into tiny pieces to be used as feedstock.
After the waste passes through a series of conveyors and trammels, it is shredded into tiny pieces and used as feedstock.