The real-time data displayed on this site reveals actual tons of trash burned, pounds of steam produced, and kilowatt-hours of electricity generated by Wheelabrator North Andover.

For your reference, one ton of trash is equal in energy content to nearly 1.6 barrels of imported oil. This ton of trash can generate enough electricity to light a 60 watt lightbulb for 10,450 hours or over a year!

days/year, 24 hours/day

Operating Schedule

tons per day (TPD)

Processing Capacity

750 TPD

Number of Units

Number of Employees

Megawatts (enough for 35,000 homes)

Electronic Generating Capacity

2 Acid Gas Scrubbers, 2 Fabric Filters, Non-Catalytic Reduction System, and Powered Activated Carbon Injection System

Air Quality Control

Northeastern Massachusetts

Service Area

New England Power Company PG&E

Electricity Customer