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Covanta (formerly the Ogden Corporation) is a world leader in providing sustainable waste and energy solutions. Annually, Covanta’s modern Energy-from-Waste facilities, also known as waste-to-energy, safely convert approximately 20 million tons of waste from municipalities and businesses into clean, renewable electricity to power one million homes and recycle approximately 500,000 tons of metal. Through a vast network of treatment and recycling facilities, Covanta also provides comprehensive industrial material management services to companies seeking solutions to some of today’s most complex environmental challenges. Post-recycled municipal solid waste is picked up from homes or businesses then delivered and temporarily stored in a bunker at an Energy-from-Waste facility. Covanta maintains the building around the tipping and bunker area under negative pressure and use this air in the combustion process to control odor. The waste is fed into a combustion chamber and burned at extremely high temperatures in a self-sustaining process. Heat from combustion boils water to create steam which in turn powers a turbine-driven generator to produce electricity, or may sometimes be used directly for heating or industrial processes. Electricity is distributed to the grid and used to power homes and businesses. State-of-the-art air pollution control equipment is used to cool, collect, and clean combustion gases. This equipment operates under stringent state and federal standards. Covanta controls emissions of particulate matter primarily through a baghouse (fabric filter). EPA-approved state-of-the-art air emissions control systems are continuously monitored to ensure compliance with state and federal standards. Residual material from the combustion process is collected for processing and metals extraction. Ferrous and non-ferrous metals are extracted for recycling. Remaining residual materials are beneficially reused as aggregate or used for daily landfill cover. Some of the major issues associated with mass burn facilities include:

Highest paying job titles at Covanta include Operations Manager, Director of HR Business Partners, and Facility Planner


Market Cap$1.9 billion
Revenue$1.7 billion
5 Year Trend+2.8%
Net Income$152 million
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Covanta Salaries

Operations Manager



Average Salary:$195,000

Director of HR Business Partners



Average Salary:$225,000

Facility Planner



Average Salary:$162,500

Maintenance Supervisor



Average Salary:$98,750

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