The Covanta Warren Energy-from-Waste Facility is located in the town of Oxford in rural western New Jersey. It began commercial operation in July 1988 and serves Warren County and the surrounding areas. The 22.38-acre facility can process about 550 tons per day of municipal solid waste, generating up to 13.5 megawatts of clean renewable energy. Owned and operated by Covanta, the facility is an integral part of the solid waste management plan for the county.
New Jersey Audubon
Covanta and New Jersey Audubon (NJA) have partnered to restore nesting habitats for Chimney Swifts and Common Nighthawks. NJA and Covanta are working to install substitute habitats for these birds on the rooves of Covanta facilities. The first phase of the project involved Covanta installing nests for the Common Nighthawk at Covanta Essex in Newark, NJ and Covanta Warren in Oxford, NJ. With the assistance of an area Boy Scout troop and other community organizations, the second phase of the project will include the construction and installation of structures resembling chimneys made of wood on Covanta’s rooftops.
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.