W.L French Announces Purchases of Winchendon Landfill

North Billerica, MAW. L. French Excavating Corporation (W. L. French) a site excavation and soil management firm, announced a significant milestone today in the acquisition of a landfill located in Winchendon, MA. The Winchendon Landfill, located at 580 River Street, is situated on a 14-acre portion of the 88-acre property.

W.L. French will be performing closure activities on the landfill, including installing a permanent cap. As part of the capping project, the site has been permitted by MassDEP to accept up to 800,000 tons of COMM-97 Unlined Landfill grading and shaping materials.

There are limited options available in Massachusetts to dispose of COMM-97 unlined landfill materials, and many companies are forced to go out of state to do so. The opening of the Winchendon Landfill will help to better service the environmental needs of contractors and developers from across the state, particularly those located in the Greater Boston Area.

“W. L. French has established itself as a leader in our region’s soil and waste disposal industry,” said W. L. French President Bill French, Jr. “We are looking forward to expanding our capabilities and services with this acquisition. This also addresses the immediate need our state faces in regards to disposal options for unlined soils generated from large, urban excavations.”

The Winchendon Landfill began accepting materials in early January 2021. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday 7:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
W.L. French, in Joint Partnership with Rampco Construction Company, also operates two Massachusetts soil reclamation facilities: Fish Road Reclamation Project and Dudley Reclamation Project, which are both located in Dudley, MA. These facilities are currently accepting re-use soils under MassDEP Policy # COMM-15-01.

The Fish Road Reclamation Project opened in November 2018 and is the only <RCS-1 facility in the State of Massachusetts currently accepting elevated levels of naturally occurring arsenic in soils.  The Fish Road Reclamation Project has approximately 450,000 tons of airspace.

The Dudley Reclamation Project opened in 2016 and is the largest < RCS-1/< RCS-2 facility in the State of Massachusetts with over 12 million tons of airspace.

Customers can contact our Soil Management team at 978-663-2623 or via email [email protected] for additional information on the Winchendon Landfill or our Reclamation disposal facilities including pricing, acceptance criteria or the Material Management Plan.