Covanta Environmental Solutions consolidates operations on north side

Moves 65 employees to Villard Avenue facility

New Covanta facility at 3216 W. Villard Ave.

Last updated on May 15th, 2019 at 04:54 pm

Covanta Environmental Solutions has combined its Milwaukee and West Allis operations in a newly-renovated, formerly vacant, industrial property on Milwaukee’s north side.

New Covanta facility at 3216 W. Villard Ave.

About 65 employees will be moved to the facility at 3216 W. Villard Ave., from the Covanta office at 1126 S. 70th St. and the treatment facility at 3801 W. McKinley Ave., which has been in operation for more than 20 years.

The fully renovated buildings on the 13-acre site include a 25,000-square-foot office building and a 140,000-square-foot processing plant.

The processing facility is double the capacity of the company’s former site and is capable of treating more than 60 million gallons of liquid waste annually to return clean, reusable water to local supplies, said Paul Stauder, president of Covanta Environmental Solutions.

Stauder said the company spent “millions” of dollars to renovate the vacant buildings on Villard Avenue, but was committed to investing and staying in Milwaukee.

“Job creation starts with businesses like Covanta making investments in the community,” said Milwaukee Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton. “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.”

Covanta Environmental Solutions is the subsidiary of Morristown, N.J.-based Covanta, the owner/operator of energy-from-waste facilities. Covanta acquired West Allis-based Advanced Waste Services in May of 2015.

Covanta Environmental Solutions works with industries including pharmaceuticals, consumer products, health and beauty, food, automotive, chemicals and other manufacturers including S.C. Johnson, CNH Global and John Deere.

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