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Covanta and Southwood Fire Department collect one ton of e-waste

Covanta Onondaga recently held an e-waste collection event with the Southwood Fire Department in Jamesville and collected over 2,000 pounds of electronic waste from local residents and businesses.

Covanta Onondaga recently held an e-waste collection event with the Southwood Fire Department in Jamesville and collected over 2,000 pounds of electronic waste from local residents and businesses. Submitted photo

— The Onondaga Resource Recovery Facility, operated by Covanta, serves Onondaga County and the greater Syracuse region with sustainable waste disposal, processing approximately 990 tons of municipal solid waste per day into more than 39 megawatts of renewable electricity. Since its opening, the facility has converted more than 6 million tons of solid waste into over 3.8 million megawatt hours of clean energy – enough to power approximately 470,000 homes for one year, and recycled more than 180,000 tons of metal – enough to build 150,000 automobiles. Last year alone, the facility generated enough electricity to power over a third of the homes in the City of Syracuse.

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