Keystone SWANA Mini-Tech
Metals Recovery from MSW Ash Mini-Technical Seminar
April 16, 2020 @ 10:00 am
Frey Farm Landfill
3049 River Road
Conestoga, PA 17516
Meet at Rieber House Welcome Center (just inside the entrance)
Presentation followed by full walking tour of the INASHCO facility. Networking lunch follows tour.
Max 20 participants.
Participants will need to bring safety toe boots to walk through the facility.
The Lancaster Waste-to-Energy (WTE) Facility and Susquehanna Resource Management Complex (SRMC) burn municipal solid waste, producing enough renewable energy to power the equivalent of 45,000 area homes and businesses. After combustion, the remaining ash from both power plants is transported to LCSWMA's Frey Farm Landfill and used as daily cover.
In April 2016, LCSWMA entered into a long-term contract with Inashco North America, Inc. to site a metals recovery facility (MRF) next to the Frey Farm Landfill. While LCSWMA's WTE facilities currently use in-line metal recovery systems, only larger metals are removed. Inashco offers an advanced metals recovery system to remove pebble-sized metals present in the ash. This includes both ferrous (iron) and non-ferrous (aluminum, copper, brass, zinc, gold, silver, etc.) metals.
In 2018, Inashco constructed the MRF, which processes around 650 tons of ash each day (165,000 annually) and recovers about 22 tons of metals (8,300 tons annually). Not only does this innovative project remove and recycle metals that would have otherwise been landfilled, but it's helping to extend the life of the Frey Farm Landfill.
Pennsylvania Keystone Chapter of
Solid Waste Association of North America
1610 Russell Road, Lebanon, PA 17046
866 GO SWANA (467-9262)