Waste Study

A group from Stony Brook University’s Waste Reduction and Management Institute spent a week at the Covanta Hempstead facility taking samples of waste as part of a study. The institute was created in 1985 to confront the increasingly complex waste issues on Long Island. Its goal is to reduce the ...

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College Cleanup

Despite some frigid spring temperatures, Nassau Community College’s annual Clean Up with Covanta was a tremendous success. Covanta Hempstead sponsored the event and supplied bags, grabbers and gloves for the participants. Students from the engineering department along with their professors came out ...

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Poster Contest

Covanta Hempstead continued a 32-year tradition by sponsoring the Town of Hempstead’s annual recycling-themed Poster Contest. Students from schools within the town competed for the chance to win great prizes and the opportunity to have their artwork displayed on town garbage trucks. Covanta ...

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Long Island Donation to Help Local Families and Children

Covanta’s Long Island facilities (Covanta Babylon, Covanta Hempstead, Covanta Huntington and Covanta MacArthur) presented a donation of $2,000 to the Family & Children’s Association of Long Island. For over 135 years, the organization has been devoted to protecting and strengthening Long ...

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Wreaths Across America

Covanta’s Long Island facilities (Covanta Babylon, Covanta Hempstead, Covanta Huntington and Covanta MacArthur) proudly continued their sponsorship of the Wreaths Across America program. This effort coordinates holiday wreath-laying ceremonies at veterans’ cemeteries, including Calverton and Long ...

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Children’s Museum Collaboration

Covanta Hempstead hosted representatives from the Long Island Children’s Museum for a tour. Located only blocks from the facility, this state-of-the-art museum offers interactive science exhibits and workshops designed specifically for children in their most formative years. Covanta Hempstead will ...

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Retiring Flags

Covanta Hempstead helped a local Boy Scout from nearby Rockville Centre, NY, achieve his Eagle Scout badge. The facility assisted with reverent retirement of a large quantity of American flags he collected for his Eagle Scout project. The Hempstead team was happy to help this young man achieve the ...

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Sponsoring a Meeting

The Long Island facilities (Covanta Babylon, Covanta Hempstead, Covanta Huntington and Covanta MacArthur) sponsored the monthly meeting of Long Island Metro Business Association (LIMBA). State Assemblyman Steve Englebright, chairman of the Environmental Committee, spoke about current issues ...

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Donating Toys

Covanta Hempstead, Covanta Babylon and Covanta MacArthur also teamed up to spread holiday joy for local kids. The facilities donated many bundles of toys that were distributed to several outreach centers across Long Island.

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Aid for Veterans

Covanta Hempstead served as the premier sponsor of Nassau County’s Veterans Winter Stand Down in Freeport, NY. Veterans were able to drive up and collect essential winter clothing items along with non-perishable food, delivered in a reusable bag with the Covanta logo.

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