Synagro Wins Contract to Operate Greater Lawrence Sanitary District’s Dryer

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The Greater Lawrence Sanitary District has entered into a contract to have Synagro operate and maintain a biosolids drying facility in North Andover, Massachusetts for the next ten years

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The Greater Lawrence Sanitary District biosolids drying facility in North Andover, Massachusetts.

The GLSD is excited to partner with Synagro, a leading biosolids recycler in the U.S., as the District transforms its treatment plant into an energy neutral facility utilizing sustainable resources in service our member communities in the Merrimack Valley of Massachusetts.

Synagro, the preeminent provider of biosolids and residuals solutions services in North America, today announced that it has been contracted to operate and maintain a biosolids drying facility (the “facility”) owned by the Greater Lawrence Sanitary District (GLSD), effective October 1, 2018.

The 38-dry-ton-per-day biosolids management facility was originally placed into service for the GLSD in 2002. Synagro will be responsible for ensuring reliable processing of the GLSD’s biosolids through the facility, producing a Class A fertilizer. According to the GLSD, the biosolids drying facility has saved over $600,000 annually in operating costs by using digester gas to fuel the dryers, virtually eliminating the need for fossil fuels during the drying process.

“Synagro is pleased to be bringing our facilities and asset management expertise to the GLSD,” said Pam Racey, vice president of project development, Synagro. “We look forward to applying industry best practices, safety audits and upgrades that will keep the facility in compliance with anticipated regulatory changes, and to generating significant operational savings for the GLSD.”

"The GLSD is excited to partner with Synagro, a leading biosolids recycler in the U.S., as the District transforms its treatment plant into an energy neutral facility utilizing sustainable resources in service our member communities in the Merrimack Valley of Massachusetts," said Cheri Cousens, executive director, Greater Lawrence Sanitary District.

About Synagro
Founded in 1986, Synagro Technologies, Inc. provides environmentally sustainable solutions for commercial and municipal organizations that generate organic by-products. Synagro consistently transforms industrial and municipal waste into environmentally friendly resources that benefit our communities. As the largest recycler of organic by-products in North America, Synagro uses best-in-class processes, from beneficial reuse to renewable energy, that adhere to the strictest of environmental regulations to provide compelling solutions for communities across the continent. Serving more than 600 municipal and industrial water and wastewater facilities in the United States and Canada, Synagro’s leading systems of organic by-product management services support municipalities of all sizes in saving money and meeting environmental regulations. Visit synagro.com to learn more.

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