The new facility, spanning across 13 acres of formerly vacant industrial property, provides services including liquid and solid waste recycling and treatment, product depackaging, 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,” Paul Stauder, president of Covanta, says.
The new material processing facility is double the capacity of the company's former site and is designed to treat more than 60 million gallons of liquid waste annually to return clean, reusable water to local supplies. The facility also houses Covanta’s UnWrapp (Using New Ways to Recycle All Packaged Products) technology designed to depackage and recycle 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," Milwaukee Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton says. "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."