Zero Waste to Landfill
One pathway to a more circular economy is through “zero waste to landfill,” which, at its core, is exactly what it sounds like: a strategy to divert all waste from disposal in a landfill. Businesses are achieving this goal by moving up the waste hierarchy: reducing materials consumption; reusing materials; recycling, composting and using anaerobic digestion; and then, for anything left over, recovering energy through EfW facilities so that nothing is wasted.
Along with our extensive municipal partnerships, Covanta works closely with businesses to help them address their waste disposal challenges. Whether a short-term contract that provides for sustainable disposal (i.e., in the case of a product recall) or a long-term partnership that facilitates achievement of zero-waste-to-landfill goals, we have the technical expertise, capacity and infrastructure to develop tailored solutions for our corporate clients.
EfW is a critical part of many companies’ efforts, effectively capturing the energy value from materials that cannot be recycled. Our process provides our customers with confidence and credibility in the claims they make about their zero-waste-to-landfill performance. Independently verified by GreenCircle Certified, LLC, our profiled waste customers have access to transparent tracking of waste and accounting of energy and GHG emissions savings.