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The Waste-to-Energy Association (WTEA) is a national trade organization representing waste-to-energy companies and communities that rely upon these facilities to educate policy makers on the current scientific data and advocate for waste-to-energy as a key component of sustainable waste management.

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Waste-to-energy facilities divert post-recycled, non-hazardous waste from methane-producing landfills to mitigate greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.  Our waste-to-energy facilities are designed to convert the waste into electricity for homes and businesses and/or steam for export to industries.

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We know that reducing greenhouse gases is essential to mitigating climate change. Diverting waste from landfills and the long-haul trucking it takes to get there, as well as offsetting the need for fossil fuels and recycling metals makes waste-to-energy a critical component of waste management.

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Join us to further the conversation around sustainable waste management and how you can advocate for the  positive benefits waste-to-energy facilities can bring to our communities.

We Are WTE...

The Waste-to-Energy Association was formed to ensure that conversations about waste-to-energy are rooted in accurate research and scientific data for policymakers and public stakeholders.  The association accomplishes this through a focus on advocacy, public education and engagement, and the development and distribution of research. 

The WTE sector employs over 6,000 essential workers and $400 million in wages, salaries, and benefits of workers who take pride in being trusted community partners.

  • WTE facilities employ highly skilled workers dedicated to safety and environmental compliance

  • The WTE sector offers good-paying jobs with comprehensive benefits and training for advancing from entry-level into technical and managerial jobs

  • WTE facilities support local economies, buying goods and services from local vendors to help perform regular maintenance on the infrastructure and technical equipment.

  • Waste-to-energy is recognized as a progressive waste and energy technology around the world. The European Union and U.S. EPA recognize Waste-to-Energy as preferable to landfills

  • Waste-to-energy facilities are located in many major cities in Europe, including Paris, Dublin, Vienna and Copenhagen

  • More than 120 plants have been built around the world over the past decade

  • In the United States, waste-to-energy facilities serve communities from coast-to-coast, including New York City, Fort Lauderdale, Baltimore, Boston, Long Beach and Honolulu with sustainable waste management that utilizes waste as a resources to create energy and support a circular economy

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Being an active contributor to the communities we serve is important to us. WTEA members support community outreach programs, service activities and events from

coast-to-coast.

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WTEA members continue to invest and upgrade our facilities with the latest state-of-the-art technologies to ensure that our facilities operate well below state and federal requirements.

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