Covanta is a world leader in providing sustainable waste disposal and energy solutions. The Company’s 46 Energy-from-Waste facilities provide communities and businesses with environmentally sound solid waste disposal by using waste to generate clean, renewable energy. Annually, Covanta’s modern Energy-from-Waste facilities safely and securely convert approximately 20 million tons of waste into clean, renewable electricity to power more than one million homes and recycle over 500,000 tons of metal (enough to build 5 Golden Gate Bridges every year!) Energy-from-Waste facilities reduce greenhouse gases, complement recycling and are a critical component to sustainable solid waste management.
Unfortunately, the majority of North America's waste continues to be buried in landfills. As waste decomposes in a landfill, it produces methane gas, a greenhouse gas that, in terms of its contribution to global warming, over 30 times more potent than carbon dioxide (CO2). According to U.S. EPA life cycle models, each ton of waste processed at an EfW facility leads to the reduction of one ton of carbon dioxide equivalent greenhouse gas emissions. This is due predominately to the prevention of landfill methane, avoiding fossil fuel combustion, and the recovery of ferrous (steel) and non-ferrous (aluminum, copper, etc.) metals for recycling. In addition, all material that is processed by our Florida facilities is considered to be recycled by the EPA, and counts towards the 75% recycling goal by 2020 set by the State.
Covanta Environmental Solutions is a leading provider of environmental solutions across a wide range of industries including pharmaceuticals, consumer products, health and beauty, food, automotive, chemicals and other industrial manufacturers. Our services help solve some of the toughest challenges faced by these industries. With our nationwide network of solid and liquid material processing, recycling and Energy-from-Waste (EfW) facilities, we help our clients achieve their sustainability goals and eliminate environmental risks that impact businesses, communities and our planet.
With our sustainable materials management capabilities, field and on-site services, we deliver a portfolio of solutions specifically designed to help our clients solve the critical problems they face today and in the future. Some of the services we offer are:
Technical and Chemical Services
Give us a call or email us, and see which of our services might be able to help you achieve your sustainability and materials management goals!