Expanding Material Processing in the Midwest
As part of our dedication to expanding sustainable solutions for our customers, Covanta Environmental Solutions opened two state-of-the-art material processing facilities (MPFs) in Milwaukee and Indianapolis in 2017 and 2018, respectively. In addition to helping customers reduce waste sent to landfills through energy recovery solutions, the new MPFs provide liquid and solid waste recycling and treatment; product destruction and de-packaging; tanker, railcar and industrial facility cleaning; and transportation and logistics services.
After 20 years of success at its former site in Milwaukee, the new MPF now has twice as much capacity and can treat more than 60 million gallons of liquid waste annually, returning clean, reusable water to local supplies.
In Indianapolis, the new MPF was built less than three miles from Covanta’s existing EfW facility, allowing for improved efficiencies for new and existing customers. Co-locating EfW and MPF facilities allows Covanta to meet the needs of multiple types of customers in a coordinated way, facilitates easier inspection of in-bound loads and reduces processing congestion. It also allows us to convert waste that is difficult to handle (such as liquids) into a solidified form that’s easier to transport directly to the nearby EfW facility for immediate processing.