Tuesday, April 2, 2019 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
(check-in at 12:30 p.m.)
The I-95 Energy/Resource Recovery Facility, operating as Covanta Fairfax, Inc., began commercial operation in June 1990. The facility processes more than 3,000 tons per day of municipal solid waste for a population of more than 900,000 in the Washington, D.C. suburbs of Fairfax County, Virginia. The 22.9-acre facility in Lorton, VA, sells more than 80 megawatts of renewable energy—enough energy to meet the needs of over 80,000 homes. It is the first Covanta facility to have a system to recover very small particles of non-ferrous metal for recycling.
NOTE: Participants must wear long pants, long sleeved shirts and sturdy low heel shoes. No open toes or flip flops. Also note that the tour will require the ascent and descent of several sets of stairs. Each tour participant must be able to navigate these stairs. Covanta will issue safety equipment for the tour (helmets, safety glasses, ear protection, reflective vests and gloves) to be worn at all times during the tour.