Wheelabrator North Andover

Wheelabrator North Andover

Wheelabrator North Andover’s energy-from-waste facility generates 40 MW of clean, renewable energy for the local utility, enough to power 41,000 homes throughout the Merrimack Valley region as well as its own operations. The facility uses up to 1,500 tons of residential and business waste each day from North Andover, using this local fuel to create a local-energy ecosystem that generates power for the local utility while capturing waste heat to provide hot water and space heating for Osgood Landing, a high-tech business complex of more than 50 companies and greenhouses.

A significant community partner to North Andover and neighboring cities and towns, Wheelabrator North Andover contributes to the area’s growth and prosperity by supporting several civic organizations, including police and fire departments, and partnering with North Andover and Merrimack Valley region public schools.

Wheelabrator is also the largest single corporate contributor to Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) of Merrimack Valley, an organization that provides emergency emotional first aid to children and adults who experience trauma resulting from tragedy or crisis.

“The Science Screen Reports are a valued part of our science curriculum. We so appreciate [Wheelabrator Andover’s] generosity in giving us current, age-appropriate materials that we know are correct and interesting to the students.”
- Jane Anthony, Science Curriculum Advisor, Wood Hill Middle School

Waste Processing

Municipal Solid Waste

  • Community Waste

Commercial Waste

  • Business Waste

Special Waste

Commercial Waste

  • Business Waste

Fast Facts:

1985
Began Operations
1,500
Tons of Waste Processed Per Day
446,708
Tons of Waste Processed Last Year
40 MW
Energy Generation Capacity
41,000
Homes Powered
7,440
Tons of Metals Recovered Last Year
530,110
Annual Barrels of Oil for Power Saved
159,000
Annual Tons of Coal for Power Saved