Covanta, the U.S.-based sustainable waste management and renewable energy company, has assumed operations of the Pinellas County Resource Recovery Facility located in St. Petersburg in Florida.
The company was selected to operate the facility for a 10-year term after a competitive procurement process. In addition to operations, Covanta has also commenced a number of capital projects to improve operations of the facility.
The Pinellas County Resource Recovery Facility provides sustainable waste management services to residents of Pinellas County by processing approximately 3,150 tons of solid waste per day into enough clean renewable energy to power approximately 40,000 homes. The facility also recovers approximately 26,000 tons of metal annually for recycling.
As the Martin GmbH Technology licensee for North America, Covanta designs, constructs, operates and maintains EfW facilities using the Martin GmbH technology employed at the Pinellas facility. The Martin technology is also used in 23 of Covanta’s facilities in North America.