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Covanta Energy Awards SAK Environmental Solid Waste Ban Compliance Contract

Covanta Energy Awards SAK Environmental Solid Waste Ban Compliance Contract

Apr 19, 2023

SAK Environmental was recently selected by Covanta Energy, a world leader in sustainable solid waste management and energy production, to manage their solid waste ban compliance program at its two Massachusetts waste-to-energy facilities. With this 3-year contract, SAK now manages similar programs at all five waste-to-energy plants in Massachusetts. These facilities process almost 60% of the state’s municipal solid waste.

Our work includes independent inspection of each facility's in-coming municipal solid waste stream, which is used as fuel to generate electricity, for excessive amounts of paper, cardboard, metal, yard and food waste, plastic, textiles, mattresses, and other recyclable material dubbed "waste ban" material. Additionally, a comprehensive waste characterization study is performed triennially showing the progress of waste diversion.  SAK's work allows Covanta to earn carbon credits under the Massachusetts Green Communities Act with proceeds from credit sales funding private and public recycling programs.

"This is important work and reinforces our commitment to sustainability services and to supporting leading companies like Covanta Energy in doing the same" says Stephen Sakakeeny, Principal at SAK. 

About SAK Environmental, LLC ( - SAK Environmental is a privately owned environmental consulting business founded in 2003 and based in North Andover, Massachusetts. We specialize in pollution assessment and remediation, sustainable development, environmental support during construction, and environmental permitting and compliance. Our approach is to deliver technically sound advice and practical solutions enabling our clients to proceed with their initiatives with confidence and peace of mind. We strive to promote sustainable development and environmentally compatible business practices to allow business, industry and communities to thrive.

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