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Covanta is a world leader in providing sustainable waste and energy solutions. Annually, Covanta’s modern Energy-from-Waste facilities safely convert approximately 20 million tons of waste from municipalities and businesses into clean, renewable electricity to power one million homes and recycle approximately 500,000 tons of metal. Through a vast network of treatment and recycling facilities, Covanta also provides comprehensive industrial material management services to companies seeking solutions to some of today’s most complex environmental challenges.

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Eriez P-Rex rare earth scrap drums provide 50 percent greater recovery of ferrous from bottom ash for Covanta

Engineers at Covanta, one of the world's largest owners and operators of facilities dedicated to recovering energy from waste, reported an immediate 50 percent improvement in recovery of ferrous materials from bottom ash after upgrading a conventional scrap drum to an Eriez P-Rex®(Permanent Rare Earth Xtreme®) Scrap Drum at one of the company's United States facilities. 

​Covanta Marion facility celebrates 30 years of operations

Brooks, OR - Covanta Marion is celebrating 30 years of providing sustainable solid waste disposal operations for the residents of Marion County. Opened in 1987, the Energy-from-Waste facility has processed over 5.5 million tons of waste, saving more than 45 acres of land from being developed into landfills.

Covanta Extends Partnership with Southeastern Connecticut Communities for Sustainable Waste Disposal

Covanta, has announced a new agreement with the Southeastern Connecticut Regional Resource Recovery Authority (SCRRRA) for sustainable waste disposal at the Southeastern Connecticut Resource Recovery Facility (SECONN) located in Preston, CT. The new four year agreement will extend the decades-long partnership between Covanta and SCRRRA until December 2020.

Covanta SEMASS wins 2016 SWANA Excellence Award

Covanta SEMASS, the owner and operator of the Southeastern Massachusetts Resource Recovery Facility (“SEMASS”), was recently recognized with the Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) 2016 Excellence Award in the Waste-to-Energy category. Covanta SEMASS received the Silver Award during SWANA’s annual conference, WasteCon, held in Indianapolis, Indiana. For over 25 years, Covanta SEMASS has provided reliable and sustainable waste management to Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod and Boston-area communities. Located in West Wareham, Massachusetts, the Energy-from-Waste facility annually converts approximately one million tons of municipal solid waste into enough electricity to power more than 75,000 homes in the region.

Covanta named one of top 200 clean energy companies worldwide

Covanta, a world leader in sustainable waste and energy solutions, has been ranked number 55 on the Carbon Clean 200 (Clean200), a list of the top 200 publicly traded companies worldwide based on their share of clean energy revenue. The list was compiled by As You Sow, a nonprofit organization that promotes environmental and social corporate responsibility, and Corporate Knights, a company that produces corporate rankings, research reports and financial product ratings based on corporate sustainability. Other Clean200 honorees include Toyota, Siemens, Panasonic, SolarCity, Tesla Motors and Vestas Wind.

Durham York Energy Centre commences commercial operation

Covanta, a world leader in sustainable waste and energy solutions, has commenced commercial operation of the Durham York Energy Centre (DYEC). Commissioned by the Regional Municipalities of Durham and York, Ontario in 2011, the 140,000 tonne-per-year Energy-from-Waste (EfW) facility is the newest and most modern facility of its kind in North America, utilizing some of the latest combustion and air pollution control technology available. Covanta's operating and maintenance contract with the Regions of Durham and York covers an initial term of 20 years.

Covanta receives "2015 Outstanding Industry Leadership Award”

In honour of its 15th anniversary, the Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) hosted its 2015 National Forum on December 8-9 in Boston, Massachusetts. Environmental experts from around the United States, Europe, and Canada gathered to discuss issues related to zero waste, product stewardship, and the circular economy. As a part of PSI’s anniversary celebration, the non-profit honoured key leaders from industry, government, and organizations that have played a significant role in moving the product stewardship movement forward throughout the last 15 years.

York County extends operating contract with Covanta to 2035, $30M in upgrades planned

The York County Solid Waste and Refuse Authority (Authority), owner of the York County Resource Recovery Center (RRC), and Covanta York Renewable Energy Systems, LLC (Covanta), operator of the RRC, has announced the extension of their long-term operation and maintenance contract until 2035 for the Waste-to-Energy facility located in Manchester Township, PA. Ongoing investments totaling $30 million will continue to ensure the facility maintains rigorous performance and safety standards and reliable operations for decades to come. The extension reflects the successful and mutually beneficial long-term collaboration between the Authority and Covanta, the largest Waste-to-Energy company in the country.

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Veolia and Covanta team up to help consumers and businesses recycle universal waste

Covanta and Veolia have partnered to make Veolia's RecyclePak program available to businesses, consumers and cities to assist their ability to recycle universal wastes such as lamps, ballasts, batteries and other products that contain hazardous substances, in a convenient and environmentally-responsible manner. Universal waste is material designated as hazardous waste but containing materials that are very common.

COVANTA TARTECH commence metals recycling project in Massachusetts

Covanta TARTECH, LLC, a joint venture of Covanta Energy Corporation, a world leader in sustainable waste management and renewable energy, and Germany-based TARTECH eco industries AG, announced in November (2013) the commencement of operations of a metals recovery and recycling system at an ash monofill located in Peabody, Massachusetts.   

Covanta Energy and Turning Earth Announce Partnership to Provide Organics Recycling to Connecticut Municipalities and Businesses

Covanta Energy Corporation, a world leader in sustainable waste management and renewable energy, and Turning Earth, LLC an integrated organics recycling company, announced at the end of October a new partnership to provide organics recycling to Connecticut municipalities and businesses.  

Covanta acquires Camden Resource Recovery Facility

Covanta Holding Corporation recently announced that it has acquired the Camden Resource Recovery Facility, a 1,050 ton-per-day Energy-from-Waste (“EfW”) facility in Camden, New Jersey, from a subsidiary of Foster Wheeler AG. The transaction is expected to have a modest positive impact on Covanta’s 2013 guidance metrics.