The proposed five-year dual stream contract with the DEP and WM Recycle America would designate the Springfield Materials Recycling Facility as the city's recycling processing facility as it has done for the past two decades.
Covanta is looking to sell its waste-to-energy facility on Hubbard Avenue in the coming months.
The company announced its intentions to sell both the Pittsfield and Springfield locations to an undisclosed buyer during a conference call with investors on Friday. The company expects the sale to be completed in the second quarter of this year. The sale comes after the company opted to close another facility in New Jersey.