- Harvest Power Inc., a privately-held clean tech company focusing on converting organic waste into energy, converts leftover food scraps from Disney World into fertilizer and electricity.
- The company also transforms the theme park's liquid leftovers from sewage into an area known as the energy garden. The waste is processed by micro-organisms, and when they hit their peak consumption rate, the facility is able to handle 350 tons of waste per day.
- Biogas created from the waste is transported into a generator, which is turned into electricity and sold to power the rides, hotels, and more on the Disney site. The remains of the waste are heated by generators and fertilizer is created.
Harvest Power, a leader in the sustainable disposal of organic waste, is based in Waltham, Mass. The company was started five years ago and now processes more than two million tons of organic wastes annually. The statewide commercial waste ban in Massachusetts prompted Harvest to take action, and the company has six organic waste projects in the works in that state alone.