About the Metro Plant

The Metro Plant treats up to 65% of the wastewater generated in the Twin Cities region and is MCES's largest wastewater treatment plant. The plant has incinerated solids for 80 years with an exceptional track record of environmental compliance. The existing incinerator system, with three fluidized-bed incinerators, has been operational since 2005.
Metro Plant incinerator
Metro Plant is a model for sustainable incineration in the wastewater community.
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The Metro Plant treats 180 Million GALLONS of wastewater every day for 66 communities

EQUIVALENT TO FILLING:

  • 1 US BANK STADIUM Every 3 days
  • 270 OLYMPIC SWIMMING POOLS Every day
  • 1.8 MILLION BATHTUBS Every day

The Metro Plant processes 850 WET TONS of solids every day for 73 communities

EQUIVALENT TO
THE WEIGHT OF:

  • 20 AIRPLANES Every day
  • 140 ELEPHANTS Every day
  • 420 MID-SIZE CARS Every day

Metro plant Location

The project is located at the Metro Plant, just southeast of downtown Saint Paul.
Solids from four other treatment plants are processed at the Metro Plant.

 
Plant location map

COMMUNITIES SERVED

  • Andover
  • Anoka
  • Arden Hills
  • Birchwood
  • Blaine
  • Brooklyn Center
  • Brooklyn Park
  • Centerville
  • Champlin
  • Circle Pines
  • Columbia Heights
  • Columbus
  • Coon Rapids
  • Crystal
  • Dayton
  • Edina
  • Falcon Heights
  • Forest Lake
  • Fridley
  • Gem Lake
  • Golden Valley
  • Hilltop
  • Hopkins
  • Hugo
  • Inver Grove Heights
  • Lake Elmo
  • Landfall
  • Lauderdale
  • Lexington
  • Lilydale
  • Lino Lakes
  • Little Canada
  • Mahtomedi
  • Maple Grove
  • Maplewood
  • Medicine Lake
  • Medina
  • Mendota
  • Mendota Heights
  • Minneapolis
  • Mounds View
  • New Brighton
  • New Hope
  • Newport
  • North Oaks
  • North St. Paul
  • Oakdale
  • Osseo
  • Plymouth
  • Ramsey
  • Richfield
  • Robbinsdale
  • Roseville
  • Shoreview
  • South St. Paul
  • Spring Lake Park
  • St. Anthony
  • St. Louis Park
  • St. Paul
  • St. Paul Park
  • Vadnais Heights
  • West St. Paul
  • White Bear Lake
  • White Bear TWP
  • Willernie
  • Woodbury
 

WHAT DOES MCES DO?

Canoeing on the river

Protects public

health and safety

Butterfly on flower

Protects the

environment

Saint Paul Skyline

Fosters the economic

growth of the region