Waste to Energy
In September of 2019, PS&E made the sustainable decision to send its waste that is not deemed recyclable to the Covanta facility in Indianapolis. This facility works to burn municipal solids waste from the city to help power the city. The steam generated from burning the city’s trash is used to heat sidewalks, provide energy to large corporations downtown, and help power many other city entities. This new initiative will annually divert more than 400 tons of trash from landfills to a landfill-free, waste-to-energy facility.
We continue our efforts to recycle commodities such as cardboard, plastic, aluminum, glass, and various other recyclable materials. However, some trash cannot be recycled and therefore, will go to Covanta, a landfill-free, waste-to-energy option.