Engineers and Geoscientists BC

Covanta Waste to Energy Facility Tour

Hosted by the Burnaby/New Westminster Branch

Thursday, February 23, 2023
2:00 PM–3:30 PM Pacific Time
Covanta Site 5150 Riverbend Dr Burnaby BC V3N 4V3
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Event Details


Engineers and Geoscientists BC Registrant Regular Price: $4.75 + GST = $4.99

Non-Registrant Price: $4.75 + GST = $4.99

Student Price: $4.75 + GST = $4.99


For more information about this event, please email the Burnaby/New Westminster Branch.

Event Description

Join the Burnaby/New Westminster Branch for an in-person tour of the Covanta Waste-to-Energy site in Burnaby. This facility was constructed in 1988 and uses a turbo-generator to convert local residential and commercial waste to electrical energy.

Event Presenter(s)

Brent Kirkpatrick, P.Eng. 
Lead Senior Engineer, Metro Vancouver

About the Event

This Metro Vancouver award-winning Waste-to-Energy Facility can sustain approximately 25% of Metro Vancouver's post-recycled waste, mainly from the North Shore, Burnaby, and New Westminster. This facility keeps waste out of landfills by diverting more than 281,000 tons of waste annually. Less waste in landfills reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 196,000 tons of CO2. That's like taking 38,000 passenger vehicles off the road for one year. The facility produces 24 megawatts of electricity 24/7—enough to power 17,000 homes for a year. It also recovers 6,200 tons of metal for recycling annually—enough to build 5,000 cars.