Covanta Enters Ash Recycling Pact, Upgrades Newark Facility

Covanta Energy Corp. (Morristown, NJ) has formed a joint venture with Germany’s TARTECH, LLC to recover and recycle metals from waste-to-energy ash in the North American marketplace. The new joint venture, called Covanta TARTECH, LLC, will use a proprietary technology supplied by TARTECH to recover ferrous and non-ferrous metals in the ash generated at waste-to-energy plants and disposed of in monofills. Separately, as part of its new arrangement with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Covanta has disclosed plans to upgrade the Essex County Resource Recovery Facility in Newark, New Jersey, to include a state-of-the-art emissions control system and a new recycling system for ferrous and non-ferrous metals. The Port Authority has given Covanta control of the facility through 2032, with options to extend that control through 2052. In addition to installing baghouse filters on each of the Essex County facility’s three combustion units and adding new metals recycling systems, Covanta will install a compressed natural gas refueling station at the facility.