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Join us for a free tour of the Westchester Wheelabrator!

Learn more about recycling and our waste-to-energy power plant in Peekskill.

The following blog post was written by PleasantvilleRecycles Member Christin Ogryzlo.

“What is Westchester Wheelabrator?” you may ask. The answer is that it’s where all our trash goes. (Some of you may know it as the Resource Recovery Facility at Charles Point.)

It’s an amazing, high-tech operation where our waste is burned cleanly to create energy. The energy is then sold to the utility and used to power thousands of Westchester homes.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency stated in April 2011 that waste-to-energy plants like the Wheelabrator produce electricity with "less environmental impact than almost any other source of electricity."

Did you know? Our Westchester facility was featured in a NOVA’s  "Making Stuff: Cleaner" episode on Feb. 3, 2011 (segment 5 of 6 at 40:30 minutes), hosted by New York Times technology columnist and CBS News Correspondent and author David Pogue.  

Would you like to learn more?
 
Please join us for a FREE tour of the Westchester Wheelabrator!
 
Date
: March 5, 10 a.m. in Peekskill
 
Tours last about an hour and include a short video and overview of the trash-to-energy process, a walk through the facility and a Q&A.
 
Please RSVP by Feb. 29 to patchfeedback@pleasantvillerecycles.org. We will meet at the facility and will email directions to you.

This post is contributed by a community member. The views expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Patch Media Corporation. Everyone is welcome to submit a post to Patch. If you'd like to post a blog, go here to get started.

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