Massachusetts waste firm plans zero waste facility

New Bedford Waste Services says the Rochester, Massachusetts, facility will recycle material and make alternative fuel from MSW.


New Bedford Waste Services LLC, a sister company of ABC Disposal Service, in Bedford, Massachusetts, has secured financing for a zero waste facility in Rochester, Massachusetts, a report by The Mashpee Enterprise says. The company says Zero Waste Solutions (ZWS) is scheduled to open in the fall.

ABC Disposal is a regional waste hauling and recycling company headquartered in New Bedford, Massachusetts, with several municipal contracts on Cape Cod, the report says.

ZWS will accept municipal solid waste (MSW) single-stream, comingled and source-separated recyclables from residential and commercial customers. The report says the materials will be sorted manually and mechanically to pick out recyclables and the remainder of the waste will be briquetted to be used an alternative fuel source to coal called EcoTac.

WERC-2, Pocasset, Massachusetts, will provide the technology to manufacture the EcoTac briquettes, the report says. CP Group, San Diego, will supply the recycling equipment.

Page Building Corp., Stoughton, Massachusetts, will construct the 100,000-square-foot building and the equipment will be installed in July, the report says.

Originally ZWS was set to open in 2014 but the building in Rochester set to house the facility caught fire and New Bedford Waste settled a bankruptcy case in May. The report says New Bedford has more than $10 million in liabilities and more than 200 estimated creditors when it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.