Covanta Harrisburg WTE Facility


1670 South 19th Street, Harrisburg, PA 17104 • (717) 236-0958

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Covanta Harrisburg WTE Facility is located at 1670 South 19th Street, Harrisburg, PA 17104.

The Susquehanna Resource Management Complex, operating as Covanta Harrisburg, Inc., is located in the capital city of Pennsylvania State. The facility began commercial operation in 1972 and is the oldest operating Energy-from-Waste Facility in the United States. The facility is designed to process 800 tons-per-day of solid waste, which generates up to 21.8 megawatts of renewable energy. The facility also recovers ferrous metals (steel). Covanta Harrisburg has an operating agreement with the facility's owner, the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority.

To contact Covanta Harrisburg WTE Facility, call (717) 236-0958, or view more information below. Looking for more locations in Harrisburg, PA? Scroll down to see a listing of waste locations and handlers towards the bottom of this page.

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Street Address

1670 South 19th Street
Harrisburg, PA 17104
United States


P: (717) 236-0958

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is this the official Covanta Harrisburg WTE Facility website?

This page and website is a part of the Wastebits Locator, providing a comprehensive resource of contact information for waste handlers. It is not the official website of Covanta Harrisburg WTE Facility.

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What type of waste services do most waste companies offer?

Most waste companies offer services such as garbage collection, recycling, and hazardous waste disposal. Depending on the company, they may also provide specialized services like medical waste disposal or electronic waste removal. Additionally, some companies may also offer consultation and sustainability services. It is best to check with your local waste company for a complete list of services they provide.

What happens if I need additional services?

Suppose you require additional services, such as an extra garbage pickup or special disposal for hazardous materials. In that case, it is best to contact the waste company directly to discuss options. Many waste companies are willing to accommodate special requests, but there may be additional fees associated with the extra services.

What are common types of waste facilities?

Common waste facilities include landfills, composting centers, and incineration plants. Landfills are the most common waste facility, where trash is buried and then covered with soil. Composting centers process organic materials, including food scraps, yard trimmings, and agricultural wastes, into a nutrient-rich fertilizer for the soil. Incineration plants burn solid waste such as paper, plastic, and other non-toxic materials, which can reduce the volume of trash by up to 90%. Depending on the location, some waste companies may also offer specialized services like hazardous material disposal or medical waste treatment.

Do all waste companies offer recycling?

Most waste companies offer some recycling service, although the types of materials accepted and the collection methods may vary. Many waste companies also offer a special program for electronics or hazardous materials that must be disposed of safely. It is best to check with your local waste company for more information on what types of services are available.

What is the most sustainable way to manage my waste?

The most sustainable way to manage waste is by reducing, reusing, and recycling. Reduce the waste you produce by avoiding single-use items and investing in more durable goods. Reuse items whenever possible, such as donating unwanted clothing or furniture instead of throwing them away. Finally, recycle any items that cannot be reused, such as paper and plastic. Additionally, composting organic material can help reduce the amount of waste going to landfills.