RUTLAND, Vt., Sept. 10, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CWST), a regional solid waste, recycling and resource management services company, announced that the State of Vermont Agency of Natural Resources and the Natural Resources Board have issued all necessary permits and approvals for the Company to expand its WasteUSA landfill located in Coventry, Vermont. The expansion will increase the lined disposal area by 51.2 acres, or by approximately 13.7 million cubic yards, which will create approximately 20 years of additional airspace at the current run-rate.
The landfill is currently permitted to accept up to 600,000 tons per year of municipal solid waste (MSW).
“We are very excited to receive this important permit expansion at our WasteUSA landfill,” said John W. Casella, chairman and chief executive officer of Casella Waste Systems, Inc. “Over the last 25 years, the WasteUSA landfill has been an important element of our integrated resource management infrastructure in Vermont, which also includes recycling, organics, and collection services. Our investment in this comprehensive infrastructure has helped our customers in Vermont take a balanced approach to sustainability. And, with this expansion, we are well-positioned to continue to meet the State’s solid waste disposal needs into the future.”
New England Waste Services of Vermont, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Casella Waste Systems, Inc., is the owner and operator of the facility. On July 23, 2019, the State of Vermont District Environmental Commission #7 issued a land-use permit for the landfill expansion project.
About Casella Waste Systems, Inc.
Casella Waste Systems, Inc., headquartered in Rutland, Vermont, provides solid waste management services consisting of collection, transfer, disposal, and recycling services in the northeastern United States. For further information, investors should contact Ned Coletta, chief financial officer at (802) 772-2239, and media should contact Joseph Fusco, vice president at (802) 772-2247, or visit the company’s website at http://www.casella.com.