Carbotura's proposed $1.8 billion, 6,000 TPD ZeroFill facility for Miami-Dade County will generate tremendous economic, environmental, and budgetary benefits over a 30-year partnership:
Elimination of $100-$200 million in annual landfill fees currently paid by the county.
$2.94 billion in rebates given back to cities over 30 years if contract minimums are met, with no taxpayer dollars required.
$8.5 billion total estimated economic impact over 5 years
850 temporary construction jobs and 650 permanent jobs paying $100,000+ annually.
Transition to a zero-waste, zero-emission circular economy model
The 30-year agreement provides budget stability with no new taxpayer funding required - Carbotura finances the $1.8 billion facility. The county only pays if yearly minimum waste tonnages are not met, otherwise full rebates apply. This long-term partnership enables maximizing resource value, reducing costs, and improving sustainability over decades.
County Overview Estimated
Population: 2.7 million
Total Waste: 3.5 million tons per year
Median Income: $41,000
Proposed Facility Details
· Location: Doral at existing landfill or destroyed plant
· Capacity: 6,000 TPD
· Investment: $1.8 billion
· 850 temporary construction jobs
· 650 permanent jobs at $100,000 average salary
· Total direct wages over 5 years: $325 million
· $1.8 billion initial investment
· Projected annual revenue: $1.21 billion.
· Total projected 5-year revenue: $6.05 billion
· Elimination of Landfill Fees $100-$200 million saved per year
o 5-year savings $500-$1,000 million
o 30-year savings $15-$30 billion
· Annual rebates to cities: $49+ million
· Annual community funds: $31+ million
Environmental and Social Benefits
Replacing the Covanta incinerator with Carbotura's ZeroFill facility will provide significant environmental and social benefits for Miami-Dade County. The ZeroFill process will achieve 100% waste diversion from landfills through full material recovery and regeneration. The facility will be zero-waste and zero-emission, eliminating the harmful impacts of incineration like air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
The transition to ZeroFill will also make waste management cost-neutral or potentially cost-negative for the county and cities through Carbotura's rebate program. The estimated $49+ million in annual rebates can offset waste budget costs and be reinvested in community programs.
Socially, the ZeroFill facility will improve public health through cleaner air and water. The elimination of incineration will reduce respiratory issues and cancer risks. The facility's education programs, and community funds will also foster civic engagement on sustainability.
Overall, Carbotura's ZeroFill model represents a dramatic sustainability upgrade for Miami-Dade's waste infrastructure, generating measurable environmental and social benefits compared to traditional waste disposal.
Eliminating Landfills and Managing Difficult Wastes
Carbotura's ZeroFill technology powered by Regenesis and Recyclotron equipment offers a universal solution to eliminate landfills by sustainably regenerating all municipal solid waste (MSW) streams. Even difficult waste materials can be processed through ZeroFill's advanced Regenesis system and reconstituted.
The Regenesis process uses precision resonant frequency separation in Carbotura's patented Recyclotrons to break down wastes into purified constituent ingredients which are then recombined at the molecular level to make virgin-quality materials. This allows true cradle-to-cradle circularity even for mixed, hazardous, or typically unrecyclable waste.
With ZeroFill's Regenesis, cities can finally close the loop on problematic waste categories like:
· Incinerator Ash - Rendered inert through molecular reconstitution.
· Landfill Leachate - Purified into constituent compounds for re-materialization.
· Sewage Sludge - Pathogens destroyed and nutrients revived.
· Contaminated Recyclables - Regenerated through separation and reconstitution.
ZeroFill also enables landfill mining for remediation. As cities transition to Regenesis, landfill contents can be gradually processed to remove the sites. For example, Miami-Dade's highest landfill peaks can be systematically eliminated over time.
By providing universal regenerative processing, ZeroFill allows cities to completely phase out landfills and incineration. All waste has a renewably circular pathway through Regenesis.
Partnering with Existing Waste Management Groups
Carbotura understands the vital role existing waste management companies play in handling municipal solid waste (MSW). Our ZeroFill facilities aim to support their mission by providing an innovative back-end solution to eliminate landfills while maintaining their capabilities.
Rather than disrupting the current system, ZeroFill integrates as the perfect downstream partner. Haulers and transfer stations can continue collecting and transporting waste as before. We then process the waste through our Regenesis system, so it never reaches a landfill.
ZeroFill acts as a "virtual landfill" - providing the same endpoint for waste to be tipped, but without any of the drawbacks of actual landfills. As a regenerative solution, our facilities never fill up or require closing/covering. There are no greenhouse gas emissions or groundwater contamination issues.
We welcome existing waste companies to utilize ZeroFill, so their services remain uninterrupted. Our goal alignment is to provide sustainable waste management for communities. We simply offer technological innovation to completely close the loop on MSW lifecycles through regeneration.
At ZeroFill facilities, we always have capacity and volume does not create problems. We can support waste management companies, drivers, laborers, and the municipalities in their efforts while eliminating landfills. Together, we can make the circular economy a reality.
5-Year County Outlook
Total Economic Impact Projected:
· $6.05 billion in revenue
· $325 million in direct wages
· 1,500+ indirect/induced jobs
· $245+ million savings for cities
· Significant sustainability benefits
30-Year County Outlook
Over 30 years, the facility is projected to generate:
· $72.6 billion in revenues
· $3.9 billion in direct wages
· 45,000+ indirect/induced jobs
· $2.94 billion in savings for cities
Open-Books Policy and Benefits Transparency
Carbotura understands that transforming waste systems requires buy-in from all stakeholders. That's why we are committed to an open-books policy that provides full transparency around ZeroFill's economic, environmental, and social benefits.
We will maintain regularly updated public dashboards conveying facility performance data like tons processed, contaminants removed, materials recovered, emissions avoided, and cost savings generated. Community members can see exactly how ZeroFill is delivering on its promises in real-time.
Our circularity reports will track the downstream impact of recovered materials re-entering supply chains. We want the public to clearly understand how their waste is sustainably transformed through the Regenesis process.
Financial figures will also be publicly accessible to convey how cost savings from rebates and avoided landfill fees are shared. This upholds our principle of equitable circularity where all stakeholders share in the system-wide benefits.
Our open-books approach builds trust and accountability. We believe regenerative solutions like ZeroFill can only thrive through cooperation, not secrecy. We invite community participation and feedback to continually improve our facilities and their benefit to society.
By opening our books, our aim is to demonstrate ZeroFill's capacity to close the loop, restore resources, support jobs, strengthen communities, and build a sustainable future together. The more light shines on this process, the better for all involved.