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Covanta Camden

Reducing Landfill Waste

Located in Camden, New Jersey, the Covanta Camden Energy Recovery Center is an award-winning Waste-to-Energy Facility that serves the 32 municipalities in Camden County and the surrounding region with reliable and sustainable waste management.

In addition to keeping waste out of landfills, we’re committed to ensuring safe operations and minimizing environmental impacts. We have been consistently recognized for exceptional operations, including OSHA’s stringent Voluntary Protection Program Star certification.

In June 2017, the Camden Collaborative Initiative recognized our work with the Go Green Initiative to bring recycling to Camden City schools with an Environmental Hero Award. Check out the video below to learn more.

Fast Stats: Annual Performance

Every year, our facility processes more than 370,500 tons of waste that would otherwise have ended up in landfills.

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Less waste in landfills reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 333,450 tons of CO2. That’s like taking 65,000 passenger vehicles off the road for one year.

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We use waste to produce 21 megawatts of electricity 24/7 - enough to power 14,000 homes for a year.

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We also recover 13,700 tons of metal for recycling annually - enough to build 11,000 cars.

Covanta Camden
600 Morgan Street
Camden, NJ 08104
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Superior Environmental Performance

We care about our communities and operate well below emissions limits. Over 99.9 percent of what comes out of our plant’s stack is what you’d typically find in air - water vapor, nitrogen, oxygen, and carbon dioxide. The remaining constituents are well below federal and state standards.

Covanta Camden Emissions Table

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Process in Action

Waste-to-Energy: How Does It Work?

Waste-to-Energy takes non-hazardous waste - otherwise destined for landfill - and combusts it to generate steam for electricity generation. Ash is processed to recover metal for recycling while all gases are collected, filtered and cleaned before being released safely into the atmosphere.

Watch the process in action

Covanta Camden
600 Morgan Street
Camden, NJ 08104
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