2017 REW Conference offers Lee County, Florida, integrated waste management tour

2017 REW Conference offers Lee County, Florida, integrated waste management tour

Oct. 5 tour includes waste-to-energy and recycling facilities.

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September 5, 2017
Waste Today Staff
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As part of the 2017 Renewable Energy from Waste Conference, Oct. 2-4, in Fort Myers, Florida, attendees are invited to attend a tour of Lee County, Florida’s world-class integrated waste management system. The Lee County Integrated Waste Management System campus in Fort Myers is a 300-acre site that houses a waste-to-energy (WTE) facility, a single-stream material recovery facility (MRF), a construction and demolition (C&D) recycling facility and a transfer station.


The WTE facility receives around 550,000 to 560,000 tons of residential and commercial garbage per year and produces 59.7 megawatts (MW) of electricity per hour. Fifteen percent of the electricity is used to power the campus, while the rest is sold on the open market.

Attendees will have the opportunity to see how the WTE facility and recycling facilities work together as a community resource to create revenue, reduce the community’s carbon footprint and greatly reduce material going to landfill.

The tour is Oct. 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and is sponsored by Covanta, Morristown, New Jersey. Visit www.REWConference.com to learn more about the event.