Covanta Energy Corporation, a world leader in sustainable waste management and renewable energy, announced last week an extended partnership with the Villages of Lynbrook and Garden City.
Lynbrook and Garden City have long utilized the Covanta Hempstead Energy-from-Waste Facility for waste disposal services back dating to its construction in 1989.
Their agreement was slated to expire in 2015, but the villages opted to extend the agreement, locking in a stable rate for waste disposal services over the next seven years.
The Villages of Lynbrook and Garden City annually generate approximately 9,000 and 14,000 tons of municipal solid waste respectively.
“Our extended partnership with Covanta will provide significant cost savings over the long-term, in addition to continued reliable waste disposal service,” Lynbrook Mayor William Hendrick said. “The agreement also ensures that our waste will continue to be handled sustainably and responsibly at the Covanta Hempstead Energy-from-Waste Facility.”
Covanta will provide sustainable waste disposal services at the Covanta Hempstead Energy-from-Waste Facility in Westbury through 2020. Covanta is the largest owner and operator of energy-from-waste facilities on Long Island, and the current operator of Covanta Hempstead, Covanta Huntington in East Northport, Covanta Babylon in West Babylon and Covanta MacArthur in Ronkonkoma.
The Covanta Hempstead Energy-from-Waste Facility processes approximately 2,500 tons of municipal solid waste per day into 80 megawatts of clean, renewable electricity – enough to power approximately 70,000 homes on Long Island.
Energy-from-Waste facilities complement local recycling efforts and reduce greenhouse gases by avoiding methane from landfills, offsetting greenhouse gases from fossil fuel electrical production and recovering metals for recycling.