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2651 Blackbridge Road
York, PA 17406

Facility Alert

On Thursday April 6, Covanta Plymouth proactively removed a unit from service and reduced processing in the other unit due to some necessary repairs. The reductions were made to avoid the necessity of venting excess steam to atmosphere. Later that evening, when attempting to reconnect to the local utility, all power was lost at the facility. Power was restored at the site approximately 24 hours later. We are currently evaluating plant electrical systems and making necessary repairs prior to the units being restarted. A full investigation of the incident has been completed, click on the link below to see the brief summary of the findings.

Reducing Landfill Waste

Located in York, Pennsylvania, the York County Resource Recovery Center is an award-winning Thermomechanical Treatment Facility. The Facility is owned by the York County Solid Waste and Refuse Authority and operated by Reworld™, and serves the nearly 450,000 residents of York County with reliable and sustainable waste management. Every year, our facility processes more than 470,000 tons of waste that would otherwise have ended up in landfills.

In addition to keeping waste out of landfills, we’re committed to ensuring safe operations and minimizing environmental impacts. We have been consistently recognized for exceptional operations, including OSHA’s stringent Voluntary Protection Program Star certification.

Our Facility’s Annual Impact

  • Methane2-BLUE

    Less waste in landfills reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 369,000 metric tons of CO2. That’s like taking 79,000 passenger vehicles off the road for one year.

  • Energy-BLUE

    We produce 42 megawatts of electricity 24/7 using our Waste-to-Energy process - enough to power over 24,000 homes for a year.

Environmental Performance

We care about our communities and operate well below emissions limits. Over 99.9 percent of what comes out of our plant’s stack is what you’d typically find in air - water vapor, nitrogen, oxygen, and carbon dioxide. The remaining constituents are well below federal and state standards.

The following data is presented in units required by the facility's permit as averaged emissions.

The York County Solid Waste Authority has submitted a notification to PADEP addressing RACT III NOx requirements.

  1. Permit Limits are derived from USEPA standards for Large Municipal Waste Combustors (40 CFR 60, Subparts A, Cb and Eb).
  2. CO, SO2, HCL and NOx values are the daily (24-hr) block averages for that day.
  3. Opacity values are the maximum 6-minute average for that day.
  4. All emission values reported in units consistent with the permit. CO, SO2, HCL and NOx reported as parts per million, dry gas basis at 7% O2 (ppmdv7), Opacity as %.
  5. The dash symbol (-) indicates that a unit is off-line, has insufficient data for a compliance period or is in an exempted period.

* Results are provided for informational purposes only. Data is posted 24 hrs. after completion of each day to allow for quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) review.

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