Mckay Bay Waste-To-Energy Facility

Something new is rising up at McKay Bay!

Digital rendering of new transfer station looking southeast with ramps, landscape, and z-wall drop off area

southeast view of digital rendering of new transfer station

Aerial photo of construction

Aerial photo of new transfer station construction

Aerial photo of construction area

Aerial photo of project footprint

Digital rendering of the new transfer station looking northeast

Northeast view of the digital rendering of new transfer station

What is a transfer station? This is a building or processing site for the temporary deposition, consolidation, and aggregation of waste. From here waste can be divided, sorted, and taken to the correct disposal location: whether it is our Waste-to-Energy Facility or offsite recycling service to recover materials such as metals. 

With a projected completion date of Fall 2021, the new 53,000 square foot transfer station will be accompanied by a 5,600 square foot employee building and a new comprehensive drop-off area for residents from the City to dispose of their waste more efficiently and conveniently. 

  • Approximately 30,000 square foot commercial tipping floor with 2” concrete topping and ½” armor steel push plates at the perimeter.
  • Commercial loading tunnel.
  • A landfill gas/vent mitigation system.
  • Two (2) truck scales at the commercial loading tunnel.
  • Two (2) knuckle-boom cranes with trash grapple at the tipping floor.
  • A masonry control booth with aluminum stairs and windows on the tipping floor.
  • 1000kW diesel fuel generator.

This project will open up our existing transfer station to be used for other waste and disposal purposes.

McKay Bay Waste-To-Energy Facility

The McKay Bay Waste-To-Energy Facility provides a reliable, more environmentally-conscious method of managing the City of Tampa's 360,000+ tons of municipal solid waste that citizens generate each year. The energy created in burning this waste is converted into enough electrical power to supply electrical needs for up to 15,000 Tampa homes per month. Electrical energy generated at the McKay Bay facility is sold to Tampa Electric Company as a revenue source for Tampa's residents. 

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