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Covanta Camden

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Covanta Camden

The Covanta Camden Energy Recovery Center is a mass burn facility in Camden, NJ, and serves Camden County in the southern part of the state. This 18-acre facility began commercial operation in July 1991, and was acquired by Covanta in August 2013. The facility runs three boilers, processing approximately 1,050 tons of solid waste each day and producing a net output of 21 megawatts. 

Commercial Operation:

July 1991

Waste Processing Capacity:

1,050 tons per day

Air Pollution Control Equipment:

Semi-dry flue gas scrubbers injecting lime, fabric filter baghouses, nitrogen oxide control system, mercury control system, and continuous emissions monitoring (CEM) system

Energy-from-Waste System:

Three mass burn 350 ton per day boilers supplying steam to a common header spinning two 16.85MVA turbine generator sets, and fed by two overhead P&H motorized grapple cranes. Combustion is controlled by an ABB S+ distributed control system and a Forney burner management system

Energy Generation:

Two Franco-Tosi turbine generator sets coupled to ABB generators; net output at full three boiler load is approximately 21 MW

Awards and Recognition:

Designated a Voluntary Protection Program Star facility by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for workplace safety

Community Initiatives


Project Medicine Drop 

Covanta Camden, along with our other NJ facilities, has partnered with the NJ Department of Consumer Affairs for Project Medicine Drop. This program provides secure drop boxes at police departments across the state so citizens can dispose of prescription drugs anonymously. Covanta destroys these medications throughout New Jersey at no cost to taxpayers or participating police departments.

Covanta Camden

600 Morgan Blvd.

Camden, NJ  08104



Todd Frace


Visit Our Facility!

If you would like an escorted tour of our facility, please reach out. We welcome the opportunity to show you how our resource recovery process works.

Click here for tour checklist (PDF)

All tours must be scheduled in advance. Please call 856-966-7174.

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