Covanta Holding Corp.

Covanta Holding Corp.

(parent company of Covanta Energy Corp.)

2010 Waste Age 100 Rank: 4*
Previous Rank: 4

Headquarters: Fairfield, NJ
CEO: Anthony J. Orlando
Public or Private: Publicly Traded
Stock Symbol: CVA
Founded: 1960
Employees: 4,100
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Customers: Commercial/Industrial, Residential
Services: Transfer Stations, Landfills, Incineration/WTE

2009 Revenue: $1.55 bil.
2008 Revenue: $1.66 bil.
Projected 2010 Revenue: N/A

Data from the company's annual report.

Covanta Holding Corp. is the parent company of Covanta Energy Corp., which owns and operates more than 40 waste-to-energy (WTE) plants across the United States. Combined, Covanta's WTE produce 8,000 Gigawatts-hours of renewable electricity per year, which creates enough energy to power the homes in the city of Philadelphia.

Covanta Holding Corp. reached an agreement in early July with Chicago-based Veolia Environmental Services North America Corp. to purchase most of Veolia's WTE business for $450 million. The deal, which Covanta says will close by the end of 2009, includes seven WTE facilities located in California, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania and Canada.

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