Built at the beginning of the 20th century, the Rochester Incinerator Plant, now abandoned, is often mistaken as a part of the RG&E BeeBee Station. The incinerating complex is completely intact, but is FULL of TONS of Asbestos.
While in operation, it was a garbage reduction plant that "cooked" rather than burned garbage.1
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2010-11-14 23:28:46 Couple friends and I went to explore this place this weekenk with some flash lights and painters mask. Very cool place. However, this is a very unfriendly security guard from the BeeBee station (I guess) who called the cops on us when he saw us exploring... He claimed there were no trespassing signs but we didn't see any going down there. —jewbilee
2011-07-28 15:28:38 very easy place to explore, just watch your step... many of the floors are unstable. if trying to explore the incinerator building, flashlights and dust masks are recommended. avoid the neighboring RG&E station. you can park in the high falls area and walk from there, or park at the little hair salon at the top of the hill, on the right heading north, though you run the risk of being towed there. ive parked there several times with no issues, and even parked right in front of the abandoned building, but security may have been tightened. —tnflnt
2011-12-28 12:55:20 This was part of the old RG&E dry coke plant, and I assume that it was converted to processing garbage once the coke plant was removed in about 1950. Before that, it didn't 'cook garbage', it cooked coal to make coke and 'coal gas', which was stored in storage tanks here, at a second location where the fuel tank farm is by the airport, and another group of tanks at Blossom, right by I590, where a ball diamond and an apartment complex are today.
About 30 years ago, it was an auto junkyard. —Alex-C
2012-04-28 16:08:01 As of 2012, only the structure in the background and the smoke stack remain. It's very easy to get in to, but it looks as if it has seen a fire or two; exploring the upper floors is NOT recommended. Some cool stuff to see on the first floor though, including the intact furnaces. Watch your step as we found an open manhole just outside the door that was pretty well concealed by the darkness. Also, security seems to be tightening up at BeeBe Station, so be on your guard. —HomelessHal