American Re-Fuel
600 Avenue C (at Stewart Ave.)
Westbury, NY 11590
(516) 683-5400

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As Long Island's largest waste - to - energy facility, American Ref - Fuel provides safe disposal for the residential and commercial waste generated in the nation's most populated township -- Hempstead.

In a nutshell, it works like this:

  • Non-recyclable waste materials are brought to the plant six days a week without any presorting or shredding.
  • The material is treated mechanically to promote thorough combustion.
  • The material is burned, and hot gases created by the combustion process are used to generate steam.
  • The steam drives a 72 - megawatt turbine generator that produces electricity for in - plant use and sale to a local utility.
  • Combustion gases pass through a scrubber for the removal of acid gases, and a fabric filter system removes particulate matter.
  • The remaining ash is trucked away and disposed of separately.
  • The end result is waste disposed of cleanly, efficiently, and safely.

This state-of-the-art technology, developed by the German firm of Deutsche Babcok, is licensed exclusively to American Ref- Fuel and has been installed in more than 60 facilities worldwide.Groups of all ages now have the opportunity to witness this process first hand and learn more through a Video Presentation and conference room discussion. Tours last approximately 1½ hours and are available to any group of interested people 10 years old and over. Each tour can handle a maximum of 25 people. There are few opportunities of this type, so take advantage of it!

Hours: Open by appointment only, weekdays during regular business hours.
Group Reservations: At least 8 weeks in advance.
Lunch: Nearby restaurants or picnic in Eisenhower Park.
Handicapped Access: Not accessible.
Directions: I-495 (LIE) East to exit 39S. Glen Cove Rd. South (becomes Clinton Rd. after crossing Old Country Rd.) to Stewart Ave. Left onto Stewart and approx. 1¼ miles to Avenue C. 45 minutes.

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