Wheelabrator Lisbon

Wheelabrator Lisbon

The Wheelabrator Lisbon energy-from-waste facility provides dependable, environmentally safe disposal of up to 500 tons daily of everyday household and business waste, using it as a fuel to generate as much as 15 MW of clean, renewable electricity for sale to the local utility. This local-energy ecosystem turns local waste into local power to supply the electrical needs of the equivalent of 13,000 Connecticut homes as well as its own operations.

Wheelabrator Lisbon has a strong commitment and track record supporting a safe and healthy environment for our neighbours to enjoy for years to come.The facility partners with Lisbon Central School to build environmental awareness among middle school students. In addition, the facility engages with the town, supporting the local fire department and sponsoring its annual golf tournament and sponsoring the annual Lisbon Fall Festival, a key event for residents and community leaders, as well as supporting the Science Screen Report STEM education package for the local school system.

“For Wheelabrator to give us the resources to take on environmental problems in our community, it’s so unique. It’s life-changing for our kids.”
- Stephen Brown, Teacher, Lisbon Central School

Waste Processing

Municipal Solid Waste

  • Community Waste

Commercial Waste

  • Business Waste

Special Waste

Commercial Waste

  • Business Waste

Fast Facts:

1995
Began Operations
500
Tons of Waste Processed Per Day
189,705
Tons of Waste Processed Last Year
15 MW
Energy Generation Capacity
13,000
Homes Powered
1,600
Tons of Metals Recovered Last Year
192,580
Annual Barrels of Oil for Power Saved
57,760
Annual Tons of Coal for Power Saved