Congratulations to the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County and ecomaine for winning the 2009 ASME Facility Recognition Awards for large and small facilities, respectively. ASME selects winners based on environmental performance, innovative and technical contributions to solid waste processing, health and safety records, and facility economics. The awards were accepted today during an awards luncheon at the 17th Annual North American Waste-to-Energy Conference in Chantilly, VA. Ecomaine and the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County are both associate members of the Energy Recovery Council and exemplify the outstanding performance and achievement in the waste-to-energy sector.
The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County owns the North County Resouce Recovery Facility in West Palm Beach, Florida. The facility combusts 1,800 tons of trash per day and has an electric generating capacity of 62 megawatts. The facility was opened in 1989.
ecomaine is municipally owned and operated by 21 communities in southern Maine. It's waste-to-energy facility, constructed in 1988, is located in Portland, Maine and processes 550 tons of trash per day and has an electric generating capacity of 15 megawatts.