Waste to Energy facilities can reduce waste volumes by 90%. This reduces the amount waste going into landfills, reducing landfill expansion and the need for additional landfill capacity.
Metro Vancouver’s regional Waste to Energy facility is located in Burnaby, British Columbia. This award-winning sustainable facility processes approximately 25 percent of Metro Vancouver’s post-recycled waste, mainly from the North Shore, Burnaby, and New Westminster. (source: Covanta)
The Burnaby Waste to Energy facility is part of a regional transfer station network. The waste delivered to this facility is turned into energy that is fed back into the regional electrical grid.