Covanta Launches Metal Recycling Upgrade in Virginia

Covanta Launches Metal Recycling Upgrade in Virginia

Covanta Energy Corp. has begun operation of a new metal recycling system designed to recover very small particles of non-ferrous metal at its waste-to-energy facility in Fairfax County, Va.

The Morristown, N.J.-based Covanta said in a news release the new system will annually prevent the creation of 15,000 tons of greenhouse gases from the production of new aluminum, copper and other metals from raw metal materials.

Covanta said the system is the first of its kind in North America and a key achievement in its organic growth initiative.

In March, Covanta formed a partnership with Walton, Ky.-based Steinert US Inc. for non-ferrous metal recovery systems, both new systems and upgrades of current systems, such as in Fairfax.


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