Covanta will recycle theme park's organic waste

WTE provider inks three-year deal with Connecticut's Lake Compounce.

March 14, 2014
Waste Today Staff

Covanta, Morristown, N.J., has announced a new organics waste agreement with the Lake Compounce theme park in Bristol, Conn. This is Covanta's first organics agreement in Connecticut since announcing its partnership with Turning Earth LLC, King of Prussia, Pa., to provide organics recycling for the state.

“We’ve made great investments in recent years to make Lake Compounce the premier destination for family entertainment and amusement,” says Jerry Brick, general manager of Lake Compounce, which describes itself as the oldest continuously-operating amusement park in North America “This partnership with Covanta is a great fit to further our commitment to sustainability and the environment. We’re aiming to build a safer, greener park and Covanta can help us achieve these goals. We also look forward to working closely with Covanta on expanding our partnership to include other sustainable waste solutions.”

As part of the three-year agreement, organic waste from Lake Compounce will be processed at a new organics recycling facility to be built by Turning Earth in central Connecticut. Covanta will provide education and training for Lake Compounce employees in methods for source separating organics.

“Covanta’s organics partnerships are expressly designed to supply organics recycling services to commercial and municipal customers that are looking to develop comprehensive, sustainable waste management plans,” says Stephen Diaz, Covanta’s vice president of strategic services. “As a champion and advocate of environmental awareness and sustainability on both the individual and corporate levels, we are thrilled to support Lake Compounce in its sustainability endeavors.”