Essex Earth Day

On Earth Day Covanta Essex participated in the City of Newark’s Slam Dunk the Junk. A team of employees gathered to clean and prepare Westside Salvation Army for spring. Executive Director, Nemin Jaya, expressed his gratitude for Covanta’s servitude. Covanta was also one of the sponsors and vendors ...

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Big Thank You

The Hawkins Street School gave a great big THANK YOU video message to Covanta Essex for supporting the students and families of the school. The students enjoyed the donation of books for their school’s “Warm Up with a Good Book” event, as well as winter hats and gloves.

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Hawkins Street Called. Covanta Essex Answered!

Ms. Jones, the librarian at Hawkins Street Elementary School, wanted to ensure that all the students had the cold weather necessities before leaving for winter recess. She decided to reach out to Covanta Essex to supply hats and gloves for all 750 students. Covanta Essex employees were more than ...

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Thanksgiving Holiday Meal

Covanta Essex partnered with Jersey Cares to ensure that one hundred and four (104) families from Hawkins Street School in Newark, NJ received a healthy meal for the Thanksgiving holiday. Covanta employees happily distributed food bags to families of the community. The community members expressed ...

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9/11 Remembrance

On the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, annual ceremonial services were held across the nation where families, friends, and loved ones remember those lost and the events of that day. The Covanta Essex team honored those lost on that infamous day with an American flag highlighted in blue to ...

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Essex Holds Open Meeting

Covanta Essex was excited to host its first official Open Meeting for 2021! Local community members and stakeholders were invited to join employees from the facility at the Blueprint Café, right down the road from the facility in Newark, for some refreshments and discourse.

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New Jersey Facilities Celebrate Juneteenth with NAACP

Covanta’s New Jersey facilities (Essex, Union, and Camden) were proudly represented this Juneteenth at the NAACP celebration in Rahway, NJ. Covanta Essex Chief Engineer, Luther Johnson, addressed his hometown crowd alongside Human Resources Manager Claudia Rodriguez. Check out the video below for ...

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Essex Earns a “Green Star” for Community Outreach

The first ever Green Star Outreach awards were recently handed out to deserving Covanta facilities and employees! The Green Star Awards recognize Covanta facilities and employees for exemplary efforts to educate and support our local communities and organizations. Covanta Essex was a recipient of ...

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Covanta Essex Meets the #Trashtag Challenge

Employees at Covanta Essex stepped up and met the #Trashtag Challenge this past April! The Challenge was designed by Covanta’s Sustainability Employee Resource Group (ERG) to encourage individual facilities to hold cleanup events within their communities.

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Covanta Partners with the DEA to Properly Dispose of Medication

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and National Guard delivered over 18,000 pounds of pharmaceutical waste to Covanta Essex, where they were safely destroyed – preventing harm to both the community and the environment. The drugs were collected as a part of the DEA’s National Prescription ...

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