Covanta plant making noise overnight as Plymouth Township. Contract with Plymouth Township on agenda for March 4th

The Covanta plant off Alan Wood Road in Conshohocken (Plymouth Township) was making noise overnight from March 2nd into 3rd. The noise, which is described as sounding like a jet engine is loud enough to result in lost sleep in the neighborhoods near the plant.

Most of the nearby municipalities send their trash to the plant to be burned, which generates steam and produces energy. In recent years, there were a series of malfunctions at the plant that resulted in fines and complaints of noise and odors.

On the March 4th agenda for Plymouth Township’s council is an item titled “Covanta Contract.” When the issues were generating the most public interest, Whitemarsh Township decided to stop utilizing the facility and opted to send its trash to a landfill. Locally, Plymouth Township, the Borough of Conshohocken, and the Borough of West Conshohocken all continued with Covanta.

The below video of the recent noise issue was taken 3,500 to 4,000 feet from the plant.