At Sterling Sanitation we offer recycle options for every industry. We recycle the following materials:

  • Wood/Pallets
  • Cardboard
  • Scrap metal
  • Plastics
  • Office Paper

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Zero Landfill Solutions

The Waste-To-Energy Process

The Waste-To-Energy (WTE) process takes non-hazardous waste and turns it into energy. The waste is prepared for combustion and sent to a local WTE facility. During combustion at a high temperature, the waste is reduced to 10% of its original volume. The heat generated creates steam that turns turbines in order to generate electricity. The result? For every 10 tons of waste, 5200 kWh of power is generated. Electricity is then fed back into the grid and used to power homes and businesses.

Why Choose Waste-To-Energy:

Clean Power

State of the art emission technology makes WTE one of the cleanest forms of energy generation. WTE facilities meet or exceed the strictest federal standards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and employ a multi-step process to achieve superior environmental performance. The U.S. EPA has stated that waste-to-energy plants are a “clean, reliable, renewable source of energy that produce electricity with less environmental impact than almost other source of electricity.”

Less Dependence on Imported Fuels:

In an era of high gasoline prices, WTE makes us less reliant on overseas oil. For every ton of waste processed in a WTE facility, we avoid the need to import 1 barrel of oil or mine one quarter ton of coal.

Net Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reduction:

WTE is a net reducer of greenhouse gas emissions. For every ton of waste processed in a WTE facility, almost one ton of GHG is avoided.
In the energy and climate conscious world that we live, Waste-To-Energy is a viable alternative. Contact Sterling Sanitation Inc. to find out how you can take advantage of our zero landfill solutions.