Sustainable Waste Management

The Waste-to-Energy Research and Technology Council (WTERT) brings together engineers, scientists and managers from universities and industry. The WTERT council:

  • identifies the best available technologies for the treatment of various waste materials;

  • conducts additional academic research as required; and

  • disseminates this information by means of its publications, the WTERT web, and annual meetings.

In particular, WTERT strives to increase the global recovery of energy and materials from used solids and to advance the economic and environmental performance of waste-to-energy (WTE) technologies in the U.S. and worldwide.

The guiding principle is that responsible management of wastes must be based on science and best available technology and not what seems to be inexpensive now but can be very costly in the near future.

Research, Partnerships, Technology

SOFOS Database

This information database  contains thousands of technical papers on the subject of sustainable waste management.

WTERT Publications

Earth Engineering Center publications and student theses, NAWTEC conference papers, and more.

Global WTERT Council

Participating members of the Global WTERT Council include universities and/or research institutions that are actively contributing to our WTERT research, technology or innovations.

Global WTERT Council Sponsors