Covanta signs solid waste agreement with Boston

Covanta signs solid waste agreement with Boston

City will ship 140,000 tons of solid waste per year to Covanta EfW facilities.

July 1, 2014
Waste Today Staff
Municipal / IC&I
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Covanta Haverhill, Haverhill, Mass.

The waste management and renewable energy firm Covanta, headquartered in Morristown, New Jersey, has reached an agreement with the city of Boston that will result in the city shipping about 140,000 tons of solid waste per year to Covanta’s Energy-from-Waste (EfW) facilities in Massachusetts. The agreement began July 1, 2014.

“We’re very pleased to have been chosen yet again by the city of Boston to provide reliable and sustainable waste disposal services at our EfW facilities.” says D. Scott Peterson, Covanta’s market area vice president. “This new contract term continues our current 14-year-long standing partnership. By choosing energy-from-waste, the city is able to generate clean energy from solid waste and reduce greenhouse gas emissions that would have been created had they chosen to send their waste to landfills.”

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Covanta SEMASS, West Wareham, Mass.

“Covanta has been a very good and reliable partner,” says Michael Dennehy, Boston’s interim commissioner for Public Works. “Their generous support over the years for programs such as Boston Shines and the consistent dependable disposal options Covanta provides Boston have had a positive impact on the cleanliness of Boston neighborhoods.”

Covanta owns and/or operates four EfW facilities and seven transfer stations in Massachusetts. In total, the Massachusetts facilities process more than two million tons per year of solid waste generated from residential and commercial customers throughout the state.