Wheelabrator Technologies Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Waste Management, has purchased the Southeastern Public Service Authority's (SPSA) refuse derived fuel plant and adjacent waste-to-energy facility. The closing of the sale follows votes taken by the SPSA Board of Directors on April 28 as well as transfer of US $150-million in funds from Wheelabrator to SPSA.

There it is sorted, metals are removed and recycled, and the processable garbage is transferred across the street to the waste-to-energy facility, where four boilers turn up to 2,000 tons a day of MSW into 600,000 pounds of steam per hour and 60-megawatts of electricity.