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The use of solid waste as a fuel to produce power reduces our reliance on fossil fuels while helping to prolong the remaining landfill capacity in the region.
The Southeast Resource Recovery Facility (SERRF) in the City of Long Beach (City) is owned by a JPA consisting of the Sanitation Districts and the City, and is operated for the JPA by a private company. This facility utilizes controlled combustion to convert refuse to electricity—enough to power approximately 55,000 Southern California homes. Sophisticated air pollution control devices makes this facility one of the cleanest of its type in the world.