Covanta Holding Corp. has formed a new partnership with nine western Massachusetts municipalities for bundled waste management services.
The nine municipalities will send about 25,000 tons of municipal solid waste (MSW) to the Covanta Springfield Energy-from-Waste facility in Agawam, Mass. The Morristown, N.J.-based Covanta also will provide electronic waste recycling, organics recycling, secure medication and bulk waste disposal, according to a news release.
Covanta expects the new agreement to begin in July, with an initial term of three years followed by mutual extension options.
Eight of the nine municipalities have disposed of their MSW since the facility was built in 1988. Shutesbury is the new Massachusetts community partnering with Covanta. The original eight municipalities are Belchertown, East Longmeadow, Granville, Greenfield, Longmeadow, Ludlow, Southwick and Wilbraham.
“Covanta is very pleased to have been chosen by these municipalities to provide the sustainable waste services they seek,” said Stephen Diaz, vice president for Covanta Sustainable Solutions. “By bonding together and partnering with us, they will be provided a suite of services that includes zero-waste-to-landfill, all in one agreement.”