Incineration Plants

A. Case Study Overview

1. Activity/ Project Title:
Incineration Plants
2. Themes:
3. Summary:  

Introduction of incineration plants (four) in Yokohama
Explanation of the makeup of incineration plants (waste pit, incinerator, ash pit, exhaust gas treatment equipment, smokestack, etc.)
Utilization of waste heat, generation of electrical power
Publicity to encourage citizens to cooperate with presorting etc.

4. Sector:
City : Yokohama Resources and Waste Recycling Bureau
5. Implementation Period:

Currently on-going

6. Project Site :
The city of Yokohama
7. Stakeholders&Partners:

B. Objective:

8. Objectives:
To reduce environmental burden, and to make effective use and ensure supplies of resources and energy.

C. Activities

9. /Activities:

There are currently four incineration plants operating in Yokohama. They incinerate, both safely and efficiently, the entire quantity of combustible waste collected from within the city.
The city operates these plants continuously on a long-term, stable basis. We strive to properly manage the combustion, by having them incinerate waste at high temperatures (in the range of 800 – 950 degrees C) to curtail the derivation of dioxin, for example.
In addition, the plant facilities reflect full consideration for environmental preservation so that they do not exert an adverse impact on the surrounding environment. More specifically, the plants are installed with high-performance exhaust gas treatment equipment for removal of hazardous substances such as hydrogen chloride, sulfur oxides, nitrogen oxides, dust/soot, and dioxin. They also contain wastewater treatment facilities for purification of the plant wastewater.

D. Challenges and solutions:

10. Challenges and solutions:

Owing to the city’s harsh financial situation, it has not been able to fully address the deterioration of facilities. There have been instances of equipment failure and trouble leading to the suspension of operation. In light of such incidents as well, the city must establish a clear order of repair priority and perform repairs systematically.

E. Outcomes and Impacts:

11. Outcomes&Impacts:

Current processing status of the Incineration Plants



Incineration quantity

Generated power

Tsurumi Plant



Asahi Plant



Kanazawa Plant



Tsuzuki Plant



F. Budget:

12. Budget:



Initial construction cost

Date of completion

Tsurumi Plant

51,778,310,000 JPY

March 31, 1995

Asahi Plant

27,288,690,000 JPY

March 31, 1999

Kanazawa Plant

62,593,598,000 JPY

March 30, 2001

Tsuzuki Plant

28,682,622,000 JPY

March 31, 1984

13. Source:
General revenue, municipal bonds, national expenditures, and other sources