Covanta Energy, which operates a trash-to-energy plant in Wallingford, has partnered with Lake Compounce to process the Bristol theme park’s organic waste.
Earlier this month, Covanta announced in a press release that through a three-year agreement, organic waste from the theme park will be processed at a new recycling facility to be built in central Connecticut. The facility will be built by Turning Earth, an integrated organics recycling company. In October, Covanta and Turning Earth announced a 10-year partnership in which Covanta will divert organic waste from commercial customers to the proposed recycling facility. According to a press release from Covanta, the company will also provide education and training for Lake Compounce employees in organic recycling.
Covanta’s deal with Lake Compounce is the company’s first organics agreement since announcing its partnership with Turning Earth, according to the press release. Officials from Covanta and Lake Compounce were unavailable for comment Tuesday.
“This partnership with Covanta is a great fit to further our commitment to sustainability and the environment,” Jerry Brick, general manager of Lake Compounce, said in a press release issued by Covanta. “We’re aiming to build a safer, greener park and Covanta can help us achieve these goals. We also look forward to working closely with Covanta on expanding our partnership to include other sustainable waste solutions.”
Organics recycling is crucial in reducing methane emissions from landfills, the press release states.
“As a champion and advocate of environmental awareness and sustainability on both the individual and corporate levels, we are thrilled to support Lake Compounce in its sustainability endeavors,” Stephen Diaz, Covanta’s vice president of strategic services, said in the company’s press release.