Synagro and New York City reach 2 million ton milestone

New York Organic Fertilizer Company, has, since 1993, successfully recycled over two million tons of New York City biosolids into fertilizer — the largest amount of biosolids ever processed by a recycling facility in such a short period of time.

HOUSTON, April 11, 2001 — Synagro Technologies Inc., one of the country's leading independent, full service providers of residuals management services, announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, New York Organic Fertilizer Company (NYOFCo), has, since 1993, successfully recycled over two million tons of New York City biosolids into fertilizer — the largest amount of biosolids ever processed by a recycling facility in such a short period of time.

Under a long-term contract with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, the Synagro facility has been instrumental in the city's successful transition from ocean disposal to beneficial use of its biosolids. Using an advanced thermal drying process to convert dewatered biosolids into fertilizer pellets, NYOFCo is recycling up to 40% of New York City's biosolids. Synagro markets the pellets to a wide range of end users, including farmers and timber, land reclamation, horticulture and fertilizer companies worldwide.

Synagro is the fastest growing company focused on organic residuals management services, and has operations located throughout the country. In addition to pursuing acquisitions in key markets, the company is positioning itself as the national provider of biosolids services to municipalities and wastewater privatization projects throughout North America.

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