Covanta Partners with Nine Massachusetts Municipalities for Bundled Waste Service

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

April 15, 2014

1 Min Read
Covanta Partners with Nine Massachusetts Municipalities for Bundled Waste Service

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.”

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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