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Our Commitment to Your Community


Covanta engages with the community Covanta has a long history of interacting and engaging with communities. Our community programs are centered primarily on environmental issues which are in many cases related to waste disposal and recycling. Our facility-run volunteer programs assist in cleaning up local rivers, streets and parks, planting trees and participation in local household hazardous waste programs. Our facilities also sponsor or support local education programs, sports teams, food pantries and various recycling collection programs.

Below are local programs that some of our U.S. facilities have supported via volunteering, donations and/or sponsorships:

Alabama

Covanta Huntsville: Earthscope Education Program and Huntsville Operation Green Team - Keeping America Beautiful

California

Corporate: The Nature Conservancy
Covanta Delano: Earth Day in the Park, Fishing for Energy and Central Valley Chemical Safety Day
Covanta Long Beach: Goodwill e-waste collection and recycling drive
Covanta Stanislaus: American Red Cross, Modesto Symphony, and Stanislaus County Safety Council

Connecticut:

Covanta Bristol: Annual Mum Festival Parade and The Pequabuck River Duck Race
Covanta Mid-Conn: Riverfront Recapture, Junior Achievement of Southwest New England and Elementary School Reading Day and Earth Day programs
Covanta SECONN: The Nature Conservancy, Fishing for Energy
Covanta Wallingford: Connecticut Recyclers Coalition, Environmental Learning Centers of Connecticut and Soles4Souls

Florida

Covanta Pasco participates in local Earth Day events. Covanta Dade: South Florida After-School All Stars Program, Fishing for Energy
Covanta Lake: Lake County Green Fair & the Lake-Sumter Community College Foundation
Covanta Lee: Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium & Keep Lee County Beautiful Inc.
Covanta Pasco: Great American Teach In, Community partners with Mary Giella Elementary School

Hawaii

Covanta Honolulu: City & County of Honolulu's Discover Recycling Fair & the Performing Arts Center of Kapolei, Fishing for Energy

Indianapolis

Covanta Indianapolis: Sustain Indy

Maryland

Covanta Montgomery: Montgomery County Day of Volunteerism and Montgomery County Agriculture Fair

Massachusetts

Covanta Haverill employees helped build a local playground.Covanta Haverill: MassRecycle, Northern Essex Community College Scholarship, Fishing for Energy
Covanta Pittsfield: Western New England Safety Council , MassRecycle and Goodwill of the Berkshires
Covanta SEMASS: MassRecycles Paper, Homes for Our Troops and South Shore Recycling Cooperative Corporate Wetlands Restoration Partnership, Fishing for Energy
Covanta Springfield: The Open Pantry Community Services of Springfield, MassRecycle, Connecticut River Watershed Council

Michigan

Covanta Kent: Keep Mercury from Rising Campaign & Paralyzed Veterans of America Hillsborough Education Foundation

Minnesota

Covanta Hennepin: Environmental Minnesota Waste Wise & Kids Wish Network at Hennepin Medical Center

New Jersey

Corporate: New Jersey for Haiti
Corporate: Project Kaisei
Covanta Essex: New Jersey Clean Communities, Toys for Tots & Turtle Back Zoo
Covanta Union: The Nature Conservancy, Rahway Arts Guild, Rahway High School Project Graduation, Union Gospel Mission and Boy Scouts of America
Covanta Warren: New Jersey Audubon Society, Warren County Farmer’s Fair and the Musconetcong Wastershed Association’s Run for the River

New York

Covanta Hempstead holds an annual recycling poster contest with local schools. Corporate: The Nature Conservancy’s Stop the Spread of Invasive Species before They Start Initiative in New York
Covanta Babylon: Long Island Regional Envirothon Water & Soil Conservation Districts
Covanta Hempstead: Covanta Energy Annual Recycling Poster Contest and Center for Science Teaching & Learning, Fishing for Energy
Covanta Hudson Valley: Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County
Covanta MacArthur: New York State for Reduction, Reuse, and Recycling
Covanta Niagara: LaSalle Pride and The Heart, Love & Soul Food Kitchen
Covanta Onondaga: Central New York Regional Envirothon and Annual Earth Day Clean-ups

Oklahoma

Covanta Tulsa: Metropolitan Environmental Trust and the Henry Bellmon Sustainability Awards

Pennsylvania:

Covanta Delaware Valley: Chester High School Scholarships & Chester Environmental Partnership

Virginia

Covanta Alexandria: Alexandria Earth Day, Go Recycling Campaign and Covanta’s Teacher’s Challenge
Covanta Fairfax: Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia, Fairfax County Sponsor for CAL and E-Waste Recycling