What happens to your garbage at a Waste-to-Energy Facility?

After your hauler picks up your garbage, the hauler delivers it to a Waste-to-Energy facility where it is dumped on the floor or in a pit and either processed into fuel or fed directly into combustors to create electricity or steam. Emissions are carefully controlled and monitored to limit air pollution. Ash from the combustion of the garbage is managed in a landfill. Only 10% of the volume of your original garbage becomes ash, the rest becomes energy.

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