Covanta Partners with Turning Earth on Connecticut Organic Waste Program

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

October 28, 2013

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Covanta Partners with Turning Earth on Connecticut Organic Waste Program

Covanta Energy Corp. is partnering with Turning Earth LLC to provide organics recycling to Connecticut municipalities and businesses.

Morristown, N.J.-based Covanta said in a news release that the 10-year agreement calls for Turning Earth, King of Prussia, Pa., to build, own and operate an integrated organics recycling facility in central Connecticut at a to-be-determined location.

The facility will use Aikan technology, which is a high solids anaerobic digestion and in-vessel composting system for converting organic waste. Covanta will provide the yard, food and other organic waste from Connecticut communities and businesses.

The organic waste will be converted to various beneficial products, including renewable base load energy and high-grade compost.

The companies expect facility construction to begin in the second half of 2014 following site selection, the receipt of permits and procurement of organic waste.

“This arrangement will now enable Covanta to provide our area municipal and commercial customers the ability to include organics recycling within their sustainable waste management programs," said Stephen Diaz, Covanta Energy vice president.

Covanta and Turning Earth will consider future opportunities in the Connecticut and Massachusetts region.

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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