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GFL expands U.S. presence acquiring Soil Safe

July 10, 2019  

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GFL Environmental Inc. has announced that it has acquired the Soil Safe group of companies.

“Soil Safe and its management team led by Mark Smith, are recognized as industry leaders in contaminated soil recycling and the development of inert soil products for beneficial use in sustainable construction and green building applications,” said Patrick Dovigi, GFL’s founder and CEO. “GFL is one of the largest processors of contaminated soils in Canada and our acquisition of Soil Safe is in keeping with our strategy of replicating all of our service offerings in the U.S.”

Since its inception in 1989, Soil Safe has recycled over 30 million tons of non-hazardous petroleum contaminated soil for beneficial reuse outside of landfills. At its facilities in New Jersey and Maryland, Soil Safe recycles contaminated soil into an engineered soil product meeting regulatory and end-market specifications that is used in a wide range of applications including capping material, road base and structural and general fill.

“Soil Safe’s in-house expertise and recycled products complement and extend our existing capabilities as we build our infrastructure business to service our customers’ needs across North America,” said Dovigi. “We are excited to welcome Soil Safe and its employees to the GFL team.”


Soil Safe’s California facility is the largest non-hazardous thermal treatment operation in the state from which it produces a clean recycled soil product for beneficial reuse in both brownfield and greenfield development applications.


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