The Union County Resource Recovery Facility, operating as Covanta Union, LLC, is located on the banks of the Rahway River. It began commercial operation in June 1994 and serves the residents of Union County, New Jersey. The 22-acre facility processes approximately 1,500 tons of solid waste each day into enough electrical energy to power some 30,000 homes and businesses. Designed and built by Covanta, the facility is owned by the Union County Utilities Authority and operated by Covanta under a long-term lease agreement.
Project Medicine Drop
Covanta’s New Jersey facilities continue to partner with the New Jersey Department of Consumer Affairs and their program, “Project Medicine Drop.” Project Medicine Drop provides secure drop boxes at police departments across the state to allow citizens to dispose of prescription drugs anonymously, no questions asked, any time of day. Covanta destroys the dropped-off medications from across New Jersey at no cost to taxpayers or to the participating police departments.