Wheelabrator Westchester

Wheelabrator Westchester

Westchester’s energy-from-waste facility provides dependable, environmentally safe disposal of up to 2,250 tons per day of everyday household and business waste for Westchester County, using the waste as local fuel to generate 63 MW of clean, renewable electricity for sale to the local utility, enough power to supply the electrical needs of 67,000 New York homes as well as its own operations.

Located in Peekskill, New York, a community with a 51 percent municipal recycling rate in 2010 — far exceeding the national average — Wheelabrator Westchester is proud of its record of metals recycling from waste, topping 12,000 tons in 2015.

The facility also provides green steam to White Plains Linen, partnering with the commercial laundry operation in a newly constructed steam line to power their operations and reduce their reliance on fossil fuels—another example of how a local-energy ecosystem uses waste as a local fuel for steam and power for local homes and businesses.

As part of its commitment to the environment, employees from Wheelabrator Westchester partner with local middle schools, empowering students to be active environmental stewards in their local community.

Wheelabrator Westchester is also an actively engaged partner with other organizations in town such as The Preservation Company, Keon Center, Rotary Club, and the Hudson Valley Chamber of Commerce, to name a few.

“The stability of this reliable energy source from Wheelabrator Westchester to power our plant will help us to plan our growth strategy for the future.This type of energy source does not react to political unrest overseas or spike due to unforeseen shortages.”
- Leonard Labonia, Vice President of Operations, White Plains Linen

Waste Processing

Municipal Solid Waste

  • Community Waste

Commercial Waste

  • Business Waste

Special Waste

Commercial Waste

  • Business Waste

Fast Facts:

1984
Began Operations
2,250
Tons of Waste Processed Per Day
691,036
Tons of Waste Processed Last Year
63 MW
Energy Generation Capacity
67,000
Homes Powered
12,130
Tons of Metals Recovered Last Year
840,230
Annual Barrels of Oil for Power Saved
252,030
Annual Tons of Coal for Power Saved