Covanta Holding begun construction of its first Total Ash Processing System (TAPS) in Fairless Hills.
Located adjacent to Covanta’s existing metals processing facility, the TAPS plant is designed to process over 400,000 tons of ash from multiple Covanta energy-from-waste facilities.
TAPS is a unique technology that separates the combined ash from EfW facilities into its component parts. This enables increased recovery of small metal fractions and the recovery of aggregate for reuse as construction material, reducing the volume of ash requiring landfill disposal by as much as 65%.
Construction is expected to be completed in the second half of 2019.