Hamilton Biosolids Processing Facility

In May 2020, Synagro achieved commercial operations at its then-newest thermal drying facility. For the subsequent thirty years, the facility will provide service to the City of Hamilton. In 2018, Synagro, the lead proponent in the Harbour City Solutions team, along with Maple-Reinders and Bird Capital, was named as the winner of the Global Water Award of Distinction for Water Deal of the Year for the financing of this biosolids facility in partnership with the City.

Synagro is honored to have achieved this milestone – a joint effort with the City which owns
the facility, as well as the Bird/Maple-Reinders Joint Venture who performed the designbuild, utilizing industry-leading Andritz Separation’s thermal drying technology. Financing the Hamilton biosolids project using private capital leveraged Synagro’s unique capabilities to create value for a municipality and underscored Hamilton’s forward thinking vision which was essential to the outcome.

The Hamilton project was Synagro’s tenth heat drying facility, further expanding our portfolio of experience with more than twenty large-scale biosolids processing facilities provided via public-private partnership. This project represents Synagro’s first designbuild-operate facility in the Canadian biosolids P3 market and establishes the company as a prominent participant in this growing sector.

Facility Information

Hamilton Biosolids Processing Facility



700 Woodward Avenue
Hamilton, ON
Canada L8H 6P4



2020 launch
TBD dry tons of biosolids managed annually
TBD dry tons of daily biosolids recycling capacity


  • City of Hamilton