Minneapolis Sustainability

350 S. 5th Street, Room 315M
Minneapolis, MN 55415


Waste-to-energy is a renewable energy method created by burning garbage to produce electricity. Minneapolis garbage is delivered to the Hennepin Energy Recovery Center (HERC), which converts 365,000 tons of garbage each year into electricity and sells it to Xcel. The facility uses state of the art emission control technology to ensure emissions are below state and federal limits.

Hennepin Energy Recovery Center.
Courtesy of Hennepin County.

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Last updated Apr 27, 2012