NWRA Applauds Deal that Extends Wheelabrator Operations in Baltimore

NWRA Applauds Deal that Extends Wheelabrator Operations in Baltimore

Wheelabrator and City of Baltimore Reach Agreement that Extends Until End of 2031

Arlington, VA – The Baltimore City Board of Estimates granted Wheelabrator a 10-year extension to operate its incinerator until December 31, 2031. The agreement requires Wheelabrator to invest approximately $40 million to upgrade its emission control technologies.

“We are pleased that the City of Baltimore and Wheelabrator could reach an agreement. This is a win for both the community and the city. Wheelabrator provides $7 million to the city in host fees and important jobs. Furthermore, with the investments in emission control technology, Wheelabrator will have some of the lowest emissions of any waste-to-energy facility in the country,” said National Waste & Recycling Association President and CEO Darrell Smith.


The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) represents the private sector waste and recycling services industry. Association members conduct business in all 50 states and include companies that manage waste, recycling and medical waste, equipment manufacturers and distributors, and a variety of other service providers. For more information about NWRA, please visit www.wasterecycling.org.

Brandon Wright
National Waste and Recycling Association