Wheelabrator Technologies (www.wheelabratortechnologies.com) has been awarded an exclusive five-year contract to handle the waste management needs of Broward County, Fla. The agreement, effective July 2013, extends Wheelabrator’s relationship with Broward County. Wheelabrator converts 4,500 tons of solid waste into renewable energy on a daily basis in the county.
The Broward County Commission also approved an inter-local agreement (ILA) that allows Broward County cities to receive solid waste disposal under the same terms and conditions. Also, municipalities can arrange for the county to manage administrative functions associated with the solid waste disposal process, including code enforcement, centralized billing, flow control and delinquent account collection, among others.
“We are pleased and honored that Broward County chose to extend our mutually beneficial partnership,” said Wheelabrator Vice President of Operations Bill Roberts. “We look forward to continuing to provide our sustainable, environmentally responsible waste-to-energy technology to Broward’s cities.”
“Combined with waste reduction and aggressive recycling, Broward’s waste-to-energy process recovers 30,000 tons of metal annually and provides a reliable and environmentally sound long-term trash solution,” says Roberts.
Wheelabrator, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Waste Management, operates 17 waste-to-energy facilities throughout the United States. In addition, Wheelabrator operates five independent power plants that are designed to generate electricity using a range of fuels, including waste wood, tires, waste coal and natural gas.