Waste-to-energy is a renewable energy method created by burning garbage to produce electricity. Minneapolis garbage is delivered to the Hennepin Energy Recovery Center (HERC), which converts 365,000 tons of garbage each year into electricity and sells it to Xcel. The facility uses state of the art emission control technology to ensure emissions are below state and federal limits.
Hennepin Energy Recovery Center.
Courtesy of Hennepin County.
- Waste-to-energy power center:
Hennepin Energy Recovery Center, Minneapolis
- Frequently asked questions about waste-to-energy:
FAQs about waste and energy production from the EPA
Last updated Apr. 27, 2012