Covanta Environmental Solutions, a leading provider of environmental services across a wide range of industries, has opened a new materials processing facility in Indianapolis to better serve customers with the latest in sustainable materials management and environmental services.
After more than 30 years of successfully managing the City of Indianapolis’ waste at its Indianapolis Energy-from-Waste (EfW) facility, Covanta seized the opportunity to acquire and develop a vacant industrial property located in close proximity to the EfW plant. The new materials processing facility will enable Covanta to expand the service offerings of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Covanta Environmental Solutions, to meet the growing needs of commercial and industrial businesses in Central Indiana.
Covanta Indianapolis has enabled many major local automotive, pharmaceutical and chemical manufacturers to achieve zero waste to landfill status in recent years; however, the demand for these services began to outpace the EfW facility’s handling and processing capacity. The new materials processing facility, located less than three miles away from the EfW facility, provides new processing and pre-sorting capabilities that will significantly improve efficiency and better serve new and existing customers.
“The demand for our sustainable material management services from leading manufacturers in the area has experienced strong and steady growth,” said Paul Stauder, president of Covanta Environmental Solutions, in a statement. “Our investment in this new facility demonstrates our commitment to providing industry-leading solutions for a variety of waste streams while enabling our customers to reach their sustainability goals. After operating in Indianapolis for three decades, we are proud to be expanding, bringing new jobs and an important economic boost to the city.”
In addition to helping customers reduce waste sent to landfills, the newest Covanta Environmental Solutions facility will provide liquid and solid waste recycling and treatment, product destruction and de-packaging, railcar and tote cleaning and transportation and logistics support for companies with industrial waste disposal needs.