Covanta Environmental Solutions, a leading provider of environmental services across a wide range of industries, has opened a new materials processing facility to serve customers with the latest in sustainable materials management and environmental services.
The new facility, spanning across 13 acres of formerly vacant industrial property allows Covanta Environmental Solutions to expand and grow its services in Milwaukee and throughout the Midwest, after 20 years of success at a former site in the city. The facility provides services including liquid and solid waste recycling and treatment, product de-packaging, tanker, railcar and industrial facility cleaning, and houses a fleet of vehicles that provide on-site cleanups, remediation and transportation services.
"We continue to grow our environmental services business by expanding our non-hazardous liquid and solid waste collection, transportation and treatment capabilities. Our investment in this new facility demonstrates our commitment to staying in Milwaukee and our dedication to offering more sustainable solutions for our customers," said Paul Stauder, president of Covanta Environmental Solutions.
The new material processing facility is double the capacity of the company's former site and is capable of treating more than 60 million gallons of liquid waste annually to return clean, reusable water to local supplies. The facility also houses Covanta Environmental Solutions' innovative UnWrapp technology ("Using New Ways to Recycle All Packaged Products"), that efficiently and securely de-packages and recycles consumer products that have been recalled, expired, or discarded as a result of being damaged or off-spec.
"Job creation starts with businesses like Covanta making investments in the community," stated Milwaukee Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton. "This new state-of-the-art facility provides well-paying jobs and will provide new career opportunities as the business continues to grow. I commend Covanta for making this important investment in our city."
Covanta Environmental Solutions works with industries including pharmaceuticals, consumer products, health and beauty, food, automotive, chemicals and other manufacturers. The company's services help solve some of the toughest environmental challenges faced by these industries and minimize risk.
About Covanta Environmental Solutions
Covanta Environmental Solutions, a subsidiary of Covanta (NYSE: CVA), offers comprehensive industrial material management services to companies seeking solutions to some of today's most complex environmental challenges. With a nationwide network of treatment, recycling and Energy-from-Waste facilities, Covanta Environmental Solutions enables customers to mitigate risk and reach their sustainability goals. For more information, visit www.covantaes.com.