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Covanta reveals agreements with municipalities

Covanta Energy Corporation entered into agreements with the Towns of West Hartford and Enfield, Connecticut for sustainable waste management services.

Covanta will provide one-stop shopping for waste disposal, recycling and composting. By bundling services, municipalities are able to save money on disposal costs and get credit back in the form of a rebate for recycling.

Since the end of 2011, Covanta has added a number of new partner municipalities in Connecticut including Guilford, Madison, East Hartford, Newington, Southbury, Windsor Locks and Vernon. The addition of West Hartford and Enfield brings the total amount of municipal solid waste Covanta will now manage as a result of these new partnerships to approximately 150,000 tons and the total amount of recyclables to 25,000 tons per year. The average agreement runs for four years with extension options.

As part of the new agreements, Covanta also provides educational outreach funds to communities. These funds can be used for a variety of projects including hazardous household waste collections and energy-from-waste and recycling education programs.

Covanta’s Energy-from-Waste facilities provide Connecticut communities with an environmentally superior alternative to landfilling their municipal solid waste, generating clean, renewable energy for more than 34,000 homes in the state and recycling enough metal to build more than 12,000 automobiles annually.