Wheelabrator Falls

Wheelabrator Falls

The Wheelabrator Falls energy-from-waste facility uses everyday waste from local homes and businesses as a local, sustainable fuel to create clean, renewable energy, all part of a local-energy ecosystem. The plant provides dependable, environmentally safe disposal of up to 1,500 tons of waste daily, using this local fuel to produce as much as 53 MW of electricity, the equivalent of supplying the electrical needs of up to 41,000 Bucks County homes and businesses as well as its own operations.

As part of its special waste capabilities, Wheelabrator Falls features a powerful industrial drum shredder that enhances its ability to process industrial waste, and can shred as much as 150 tons per hour while achieving up to 80 percent volume reduction.

Wheelabrator Falls is committed to the environment and as such maintains an on-site 27-acre wildlife sanctuary that is certified by the Wildlife Habitat Council as both a Wildlife at Work and Corporate Lands for Learning site, offering hands-on educational opportunities for the local community.

To further its partnership with the Wildlife Habitat Council, Wheelabrator Falls partnered with the Bucks County Technical School to build a state-of-the-art butterfly haven on site. This butterfly habitat lab and neighbouring pollinator gardens help extend the plant’s community involvement by providing an outdoor classroom for numerous area groups, including schools, boy scouts, seniors, and local garden clubs.

The facility also sponsors a butterfly habitat summer program with Morrisville Middle School and the Student Conservation Association. Additionally, Morrisville Middle School and FDR Middle School participate in Wheelabrator’s annual Symposium for Environment and Education, engaging and inspiring teens to address local environmental issues.

In addition to conducting educational training programs for Bucks County Technical School students, Wheelabrator Falls employees help support the Kangaroof Holiday Veteran Roof Project, Keep America Beautiful Program, Family Service Association, local volunteer fire companies and sports teams in Bucks County.

“With the support of Wheelabrator, students become environmental stewards and realize they can change the world.” - Meredith Mueller, FDR Middle School Teacher

 

 

Waste Processing

Municipal Solid Waste

  • Community Waste

Commercial Waste

  • Business Waste

Special Waste

Commercial Waste

  • Business Waste

Fast Facts:

1994
Began Operations
1,500
Tons of Waste Processed Per Day
515,757
Tons of Waste Processed Last Year
53 MW
Energy Generation Capacity
41,000
Homes Powered
14,610
Tons of Metals Recovered Last Year
713,030
Annual Barrels of Oil for Power Saved
213,870
Annual Tons of Coal for Power Saved