Casella Waste Gains Massachusetts Landfill Expansion Permit

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

January 24, 2013

1 Min Read
Casella Waste Gains Massachusetts Landfill Expansion Permit

Casella Waste Systems Inc. said landfill capacity at its Southbridge, Mass., facility can expand by more than one-third, as the state has increased the annual permit limit.

The Rutland, Vt.-based Casella said in a news release the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection raised the annual permit limit at the Southbridge Sanitary Landfill to 405,000 tons per year of municipal solid waste (MSW) from the current 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," said John Casella, chairman and CEO of Casella Waste.

Casella said the increase in the annual permit limit should generate an additional $4 million in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA).

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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