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Synagro recognized for environmental stewardship in biosolid composting

Houston, TX, Jan. 16, 2013, Synagro’s South Kern Composting Manufacturing Facility has received the Silver Level Recognition for its Biosolids Management Program (BMP) from the National Biosolids Partnership’s (NBP). This achievement signifies that Synagro’s largest biosolids composting facility meets the requirements which supports excellence in biosolids management practices, exceeds or augments regulatory compliance obligations, and presents meaningful opportunities for public participation.

This Recognition is given to Biosolids Management Programs that have completed training, developed and implemented a formal BMP based on the principles of continual improvement embodied in NBP’s environmental management systems (EMS), and has completed an NBP approved audit recognizing the BMP as ready for a third party verification audit.

“Synagro is very pleased to receive this distinction as we are committed to running our business in accordance with tenets of strong environmental stewardship,” said Eric Zimmer, president and CEO of Synagro. “Our team has spent the last two years diligently working to reach this important milestone. It is essential that our customers and the communities in which we operate receive the most environmentally responsible operation. Their trust and respect are the foundation of our business.”

Synagro’s South Kern Compost Manufacturing Facility is one of the largest commercial compost facilities utilizing air emission control devices in the United States. The 44-acre facility is a California qualified recycling facility which receives and processes recycled materials (biosolids, green and wood waste) from municipalities in the production of high-quality soil amendment products which are used by horticulturists, landscapers, nurseries, municipalities, farmers, and soil blenders for use in retail markets.

The NBP is an alliance of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) and the Water Environment Federation (WEF) with advisory support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

About Synagro

Founded in 1986, Synagro, http://www.synagro.com, provides a system of solutions for civic and commercial organizations that manages byproducts to create new, environmentally compelling options. The Company’s reliable, lasting system transforms industrial and municipal waste into environmentally-sustainable resources that benefit our communities and our planet -- before an environmental footprint is left behind. As the largest recycler of organic by-products in the United States, Synagro uses best-in-class processes that adhere to the strictest of environmental regulations to provide sustainable solutions for communities across the nation. Serving more than 600 municipal and industrial water and wastewater facilities throughout the U.S., the Company’s leading systems of byproduct management services help municipalities of all sizes save money and meet environmental regulations.

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