Environmental Stewardship

Preserving Our Environment for Future Generations

Wheelabrator believes in preserving our environment for future generations while providing for today’s needs. Our commitment to sustainability goes beyond our day-to-day operations and includes corporate social responsibility programmes that promote environmental awareness, education and community engagement. We engage with our customers and communities to help build sustainable communities and inspire the next generation of environmental leaders.

Our strong record on environmental stewardship

  • Every day, our facilities in the U.S. and the UK create enough energy to power 805K homes with clean, renewable energy
  • We reduce carbon emissions by offsetting the need for energy from fossil fuel sources and reduce dependence on landfills
  • In 2017, we recovered 160,517 tons (equivalent to 145,619 tonnes) of ferrous and non-ferrous metals
  • In 2017, we transformed 7.4M tons (equivalent to 6.7M tonnes) of waste into 5.8B kwh of clean energy
  • We generated 125B kwh of clean energy over 40 years from more than 238M tons (equivalent to 216M tonnes) of residential and business waste
  • We've empowered more than 3,000 middle school students to create innovative solutions to environmental issues and become active leaders in their communities
  • We’ve developed environmental centers, nature trails and Wildlife at Work sanctuaries, certified by the Wildlife Habitat Council, in the communities where our customers live and work