Covanta Lancaster County Resource Recovery Facility


1911 River Road, Bainbridge, PA 17502 • (717) 426-4938

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The Lancaster County Resource Recovery Facility, located on the banks of the Susquehanna River in Bainbridge, PA, began commercial operation in May 1991. The 56-acre facility, operating as Covanta Lancaster, Inc., processes 1,200 tons per day of solid waste, which generates 35.7 megawatts of renewable energy that is sold to GPU Energy. The facility is a "zero discharge" facility, meaning that all the wastewater generated on-site is treated and reused in the waste management process. Covanta Lancaster also uses secondary sewage treatment runoff from a nearby treatment plant for all of its process water. As part of the facility, there is a public drop-off center where residents can bring non-hazardous household items for disposal. Covanta has an operating agreement with the facility's owner, the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority.

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1911 River Road
Bainbridge, PA 17502
United States


P: (717) 426-4938