July 15: Covanta Alexandria Waste-to-Energy
Plant Tour & Red Lobster Luncheon
The Covanta Alexandria Waste-to-Energy plant was jointly developed by the City of Alexandria and Arlington County to handle the waste from the two Jurisdictions. It has been in continuous operation since February 1988, and is capable of handling 975 tons of waste each day, while producing 23 megawatts (MW) of energy.
The Facility was determined to be the most environmentally sustainable means of disposing of waste generated by the Jurisdictions after reduction, reuse and recycling, and has had a stellar environmental record, achieving emissions well below United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) permitted levels.
Mr. McGunnigle is responsible for performing environmental compliance assessments; documenting compliance status and making recommendations on corrective action required to achieve compliance; maintaining plans and procedures necessary to achieve and maintain compliance; assisting facility personnel in understanding environmental regulations; performing daily and weekly site walkthroughs to identify and correct environmental issues; preparation of environmental informational presentations and providing guidance and training on managing compliance at the Covanta Alexandria Waste-to-Energy power plant.
TWO TOURS - Limit 20 per tour
Morning tour followed by lunch - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Lunch followed by afternoon tour - 11:00am - 2:30pm
MEET AT: Red Lobster
555 S. Van Dorn Street
Alexandria, VA 22304
During this tour we will see the facility's three, 325 ton-per-day furnaces which process 975 tons of solid waste, generating up to 23 megawatts of renewable energy as well as many other aspects of the plant's operation.
IMPORTANT: In order to participate in the Covanta Energy facility tour, you must wear:
- Long sleeves (shirt, blouse or a jacket)
- Long, ankle length pants and socks
- Flat heel shoes or work boots
Do not wear the following on a tour: sandals, open toe, high-heel, or stiletto footwear. All visitors will be required to wear protective glasses, a hard hat and hearing protection provided by the facility.