ECOvanta to Collect Electronic Scrap in Pennsylvania

Covanta subsidiary signs a partnership agreement with the Lancaster County, Pa., Solid Waste Management Authority.

March 15, 2013
Recycling Today Staff
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ECOvanta, the electronic scrap recycling subsidiary of Covanta Energy Corp., has signed a partnership agreement with the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority (LCSWMA) to provide electronic scrap recycling services for the county’s household hazardous waste facility. ECOvanta will transport the electronic scrap, including computers, monitors, mobile phones, printers and televisions to its Philadelphia facility for dismantling, shredding or aggregating for reuse and recycling.

ECOvanta says it is R2 (Responsible Recycling Practices) and e-Stewards certified. The company is also ISO 14001:2004 certified and is a member of the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID), Phoenix.

“Covanta has been a valued vendor for theaAuthority for decades now with operating our waste-to-energy facility,” says James Warner, CEO of LCSWMA. “We look forward to establishing another successful partnership with their e-waste division.”

The agreement covers the recycling of about 1.3 million pounds of electronic scrap per year.

“We are very pleased to broaden our 20-plus-year relationship with the LCSWMA with this new agreement to sustainably handle Lancaster County residents’ e-waste,” says Gordon Burgoyne, ECOvanta director of business development. “We share the authority’s commitment to providing responsible and sustainable management of municipal solid waste as well as e-waste and look forward our continued relationship.”

Headquartered in Philadelphia, ECOvanta serves customers throughout the Mid-Atlantic, New York/New Jersey and New England regions.