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Covanta Launches Metal Recycling Upgrade in Virginia

Allan Gerlat

June 18, 2012

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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.


About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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