What is WTE?

WTE is not the incineration of decades ago. In Florida, WTE facilities divert waste from landfills to generate energy from the combustion of municipal solid waste. WTE facilities convert waste that remains after recycling into electricity for homes and businesses.

WTE is a technologically advanced means of waste disposal that reduces greenhouse gases —particularly methane — by eliminating emissions from landfills. In Florida, WTE annually reduces greenhouse gas emissions by more than 6.5 million tons of CO2.

If you have never been inside a WTE facility, here are some interesting videos that describe how WTE facilities work.

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