MAY 2012

Covanta partners with Steinert for nonferrous recovery

Covanta Energy Corporation has formed a strategic alliance with Steinert US, Inc. for nonferrous metal recovery systems. Steinert will help provide equipment, spare parts, application engineering and planning support, and maintenance to the nonferrous recovery systems at Covanta’s energy-from-waste (EfW) facilities in North America.

The new agreement will support Covanta’s organic growth initiatives and sustainability efforts to increase the amount of metals that are recycled from its EfW facilities. In 2011, Covanta’s 41 EfW facilities in North America recycled over 400,000 tons of ferrous and over 15,000 tons of nonferrous metal. That’s the equivalent amount of steel that would be used to build five Golden Gate Bridges and in the production of over one billion aluminum beverage cans.

The agreement will support the implementation of new nonferrous systems at many Covanta facilities that currently do not have them and enhance systems that are already in place.