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Covanta Pittsfield

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Covanta Pittsfield

The Pittsfield Resource Recovery Facility, operating as Covanta Pittsfield, LLC, is compactly located on 5.8 acres in Pittsfield, MA. The facility sits adjacent to Crane & Company, manufacturers of American and international currency paper stock, which it sells its steam to. In operation since 1981, the facility is one of the oldest continually operating EfW facilities in the United States. The facility processes 240 tons per day of solid waste generated from residential and commercial operations throughout Berkshire County. Annually, the facility produces over 450 million pounds of steam, as well as 3.5 million kilowatt hours of electricity used for facility operations. During its successful history, the facility has offset the use of 16,000 gallons of oil per day by Crane & Company.

Commercial Operation:


Waste Processing Capacity:

240 tons per day

Air Pollution Control Equipment:

Electrostatic precipitators, Venturi scrubbers, wet scrubbers, and activated carbon injection equipment for mercury and dioxin capture

Energy-from-Waste System:

Two 120 ton-per-day Enercon mass-burn refractory lined combustors with ash separating system

Energy Generation:

34,000 lbs. of steam per hour each refuse unit and 861 kW of in-house electricity via a vent turbine.

Awards and Recognition:

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

Covanta Pittsfield

500 Hubbard Ave

Pittsfield, MA  01201



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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 413-464-9270 or email

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