The acquisition adds more than 20 municipal customers.

BALTIMORE, Maryland, January 3, 2023 – A subsidiary of Synagro Technologies, Inc., the preeminent provider of biosolids and residuals solutions services in North America, today announced that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Burch Hydro, Inc., a Ohio-based premier provider of biosolids and lime-residuals management and land-application services specializing in digester cleaning and dewatering services for 20-plus municipal customers.

“This acquisition expands our biosolids and lime-residuals management and land-application services, and broadens our client base in the region,” said Ben Gilreath, vice president, Corporate Development and Mergers and Acquisitions, Synagro. “We welcome the Burch Hydro employees to the Synagro family.”

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Founded in 1986, Synagro Technologies, Inc. works to turn waste into worth by helping more than 1,000 municipal, industrial water and wastewater facilities, and agricultural partners 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 we have the most experienced team in the industry, we can offer tailored solutions that ensure no waste goes to waste. Much of our work isn’t pretty. But it’s 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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Ben Gilreath
Vice President, Corporate Development and Mergers and Acquisitions
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