Why Waste-to-Energy?

When it comes to reducing greenhouse gases, waste-to-energy is the U.S. EPA-preferred method for end-disposal — for good reason.

Why Waste-to-Energy?

Households and businesses are producing millions of tons of waste each year that needs to be managed sustainably. Waste-to-energy is a waste management operation that produces electricity as a byproduct. It is a critical provider of energy to meet the country’s electricity demands and contributes to the transition to a net-zero economy. 

A study by Marco Castaldi, City College of New York professor of chemical engineering, found that while humans are producing more waste than ever, waste-to-energy is key to reducing greenhouse gases while supporting recycling and sustainable waste management.

“Waste-to-energy is the better alternative to landfilling for managing MSW that is not recyclable, a reality explicitly recognized by the waste management hierarchy recommended by both the U.S. [EPA] and the European Union.”

— Marco J. Castaldi, Ph.D., "The Scientific Truth About Waste-to-Energy"

WIN Waste Nears Completion
of $45 Million Investment in
Air Quality Control Upgrades

WIN Waste Innovations is in the final stage of upgrades to air-quality control systems at its waste-to-energy plant in Baltimore. The $45 million dollar investment will help ensure the facility is among the cleanest waste-to-energy facilities in the world.