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Comparison of Large, Centralized Incinerators to Small, Localized WTE FacilitiesLarge IncineratorLocal, Small-Scale WTE FacilityRegulatory approval can take 5 to 10 years and involves acrimonious social and political debate.Regulatory...


Comparison of Large, Centralized Incinerators to Small, Localized WTE Facilities

Large Incinerator

Local, Small-Scale WTE Facility

Regulatory approval can take 5 to 10 years and involves acrimonious social and political debate.

Regulatory approval is typically science-based and can take less than 2 years.

Majority of residents and businesses utilizing the service think of the waste going “away”.

The management of waste is integrated into the local community.

Heat and/or electricity generated utilized by community hosting the facility

Heat and/or electricity generated is used by local community that generated the waste

Cost can be in $100 million or more

A small municipality can sign a Design/Build/Operate contract for $70 per tonne

Green collar jobs for the host community

Local ‘green collar’ jobs

Stringent emission limits

The same stringent emission limits as large facilities


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