Whether you’ve set a goal of zero waste, zero landfill, sustainable materials management (SMM), diversion or achieving a circular economy, the end results are similar: lower environmental impacts from how we manage waste and materials. Covanta can help you attract the most value from your waste resources, benefiting both the environment and your bottom line.
With decades of experience in implementing responsible waste reduction strategies, Covanta offers a team of experts who will work with you to identify the best reduce, reuse, recycle, recover options for your production and manufacturing by-products. Our consultants have performed opportunity assessments on many organizations, large and small, in order to improve their environmental footprint, reduce costs, uncover new revenue streams and mitigate risk, all while protecting brand reputations. We collect independent research on an ongoing basis and always make sure our processes are efficient and effective, from both environmental and economic standpoints.
The consulting services we offer include:
Not only can Covanta help organizations with planning and consulting, we also deliver on our recommendations. We operate a diverse fleet of materials processing, wastewater treatment, e-waste recycling, depackaging and energy recovery facilities that can deliver full solutions. With our extensive network of relationships, we can expand our reach to composting, anaerobic digestion, industrial reuse and logistical options to provide a full suite of services.
Once you are up and running, Covanta provides ongoing support. For those who require third party certification of zero landfill or zero-waste-to-landfill, our verification-ready process provides documentation, process proof and internal certifications for receipt and processing of waste materials. We can also help you understand the impacts and benefits of the waste services provided, whether to support your GHG inventory, reach your sustainability goals, meet your supply chain requirements or analyze your full product lifecycle. Our verification-ready process was third-party audited by GreenCircle Certified to verify that our calculation and documentation methodology is in compliance with accepted standards and best practices.
Covanta knows that helping organizations move up the waste hierarchy will reduce their impact on the environment and move them toward their goal of zero waste.
Our wastewater treatment process is a prime component of our efforts to reuse resources.
We facilitate recycling of many materials, and our methods are recovering more source materials every year:
We own and/or operate over 40 Energy-from-Waste facilities in North America that generate clean and renewable baseload electricity and/or steam from residential, commercial and industrial wastes. These facilities are an excellent complement to your recycling and waste reduction programs as they are far preferable to landfilling those wastes that cannot be practically or economically recycled or source reduced. In addition, most facilities recover both ferrous and non-ferrous metals. We also provide complete secure destruction services, including witnessed destruction, at our energy recovery facilities to help mitigate your downstream risks.
When it comes to non-hazardous waste, everything we receive from our customers is either reused, recycled or processed through our energy recovery systems.
The on-site services we offer include:
Regardless of your needs, our dedicated logistics experts will help you find the most cost-effective transportation options. We offer on-site collection and management services. Additionally, our network of wastewater and solid material processing facilities located throughout the United States can safely and securely manage:
We take a variety of waste types and offer waste management solutions such as shredding, solidification, stabilization and more.
Finally, as a company providing waste & materials management services, we know how important it is to practice what we preach:
We are constantly researching and advancing new ideas to help you meet your sustainability goals. With our decades of experience and a consultative approach, we have helped many clients find the best solution for their needs.
A combination of a de-packaging solution, recycling opportunities and anaerobic digestion transforms waste management at a Land O’Lakes, Inc. facility in Kent, Ohio.