Conshohocken’s Borough Council to Consider Extending Contract with Covanta Plymouth for Solid Waste Disposal

The Covanta trash-to-steam plant in Conshohocken (Plymouth Township) has been in the public eye more than usual since a December 2018 incident that resulted in a very loud noise coming from the facility. During the time frame of that incident nearby residents claimed to have smelled an odor. Covanta denies that any odor could have been release from the plant.

Covanta is now on an agenda of Conshohocken’s Borough Council. Conshohocken’s solid waste is taken to the plant and now there is a five year extension under consideration. From the agenda:

Consider approving the extension of the Solid Waste Disposal Agreement with Covanta Plymouth for the additional 5 year option period as specified in the agreement dated December 3, 2014

A group of concerned citizens formed a Facebook group after the December 2018 incident that shares information about the plant and waste disposal in general. You can find it here.

The meeting is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5th at 7:00 p.m. and held at Borough Hall at 400 Fayette Street.