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Massachusetts DEP increases permit limit of Southbridge landfill

Casella Waste Systems, Inc. reported that the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has increased the annual permit limit at the Southbridge Sanitary Landfill to 405,000 tons per year of municipal solid waste (MSW). The facility’s permit limit previously was for 300,000 tons per year of MSW.

“The Southbridge landfill is a key component to our long-term strategy to fully vertically integrate our Massachusetts assets and improve the returns on our investments in that market,” John W. Casella, chairman and chief executive officer of Casella Waste Systems, Inc. “We are now offering a full complement of customer solutions in the market, including municipal waste disposal, Zero-Sort® Recycling at our Auburn and Charlestown facilities, clean energy generated at the gas-to-energy facility, and a range of organics disposal options, including through our anaerobic digestor partnership.”