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Covanta Warren

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Covanta Warren

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.

Commercial Operation:

July 1988

Waste Processing Capacity:

Approximately 550 tons per day

Air Pollution Control Equipment:

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

Energy-from-Waste System:

Two 274 ton-per-day mass-burn waterwall furnaces with W+E Umwelttechnik A.G. stoker and ash handling equipment

Energy Generation:

Up to 13.5 megawatts from one condensing steam turbine generator

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

 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.

Covanta Warren

218 Mt. Pisgah Avenue

Oxford, NJ  07863



Todd Frace

908-453-2195 ext. 222

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 908-453-2195.

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