Synagro’s national rail transportation business unit is sole recipient of rare award for second time.

BALTIMORE, Maryland, January 7, 2020 – Synagro Technologies, Inc., the preeminent provider of biosolids and residuals solutions services in the United States since 1986, is pleased to announce that its nationwide rail transport business unit – Environmental Protection & Improvement Company, Inc. (EPIC) – received an annual contractor’s performance rating for 2019 of excellent from the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP).

Annually, each contractor working under a NYCDEP contract is evaluated by their project manager and other NYCDEP personnel. Receiving an excellent rating on a NYCDEP contractor’s annual performance evaluation is rare and has only happened previously one other time. Synagro was the recipient of the excellent rating both times.

“No other contractor has received an excellent rating on their annual performance evaluation,” EPIC’s Neil Rogers, director, Rail Operations. “Without the efforts of all of the EPIC employees and the leadership and management of both Phil Liberti, senior operations manager, EPIC, and Luis Castro, transportation manager, EPIC, rating like this would not be possible.”

EPIC has been servicing New York City with transportation and disposal services of 200 to 500 wet tons of biosolids per day, via rail, to a landfill in Ohio for 21 years. Also at the end of 2019, EPIC marked 3,886 days – more than 850,000 man-hours – without a lost time injury and has a clean OSHA 300 log.

EPIC’s Brills Yard in Newark, New Jersey is a fully permitted New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Intermodal Container Facility served by both CSX and Norfolk Southern railroads. As an A901 licensed transporter in the state, Synagro’s rail transportation services offer clients a convenient location with easy access to the New Jersey Turnpike, Routes 1 and 9, and Interstates 78 and 80.

About Synagro

Founded in 1986, Synagro Technologies, Inc. works to turn waste into worth by helping more than 1,000 municipal and industrial water and wastewater facilities in North America move toward safer, cleaner, and more environmentally beneficial practices. For some, it’s simply cleaning the water supply. For others, it’s much more – we partner with them to process their waste for compost or energy pellets, creating healthy soil and sequestering carbon in the process. As the largest recycler of organic by-products in North America, we’re trusted because we remove risks while keeping the logistics clean. Because our expertise is the oldest in the business, we can offer tailored solutions that ensure no waste goes to waste. Much of our work isn’t pretty. But a greener world emerging from a cleaner one – worth coming from waste – and we think that’s pretty beautiful. Visit to learn more.

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