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Balch & Bingham represents virtually all aspects of the solid waste industry. Our clients include public and private owners and operators of landfills, transfer stations, recycling facilities, waste to energy facilities, landfill gas to energy facilities and composting facilities.

Our lawyers have a knowledge and commitment to sound solid waste management and successful project development that comes from their work on many sides of the solid waste industry.

Our lawyers are involved in the development, siting, public bidding, construction, operation and closure/post closure management of solid facilities throughout the Southeast. We have experience with legal issues involving solid waste facility siting and permitting, host community agreement negotiation, solid waste transportation, treatment, storage and disposal, reuse, recycling, and resource recovery. We use our experience and legal skill on behalf of our clients not only to minimize exposure to liability but also to develop business opportunities, decrease costs, enhance profitability, grow your business or sell your business.

The management of solid waste has become very complex as environmental and land use regulation has become more stringent, opposition to facility siting and operation has become more sophisticated, and interstate transport has expanded.

Our lawyers have a knowledge and commitment to sound solid waste management and successful project development that comes from their work on many sides of the solid waste industry, as legal advocates for public and private companies and governments and as former senior in-house counsel to solid waste companies and government regulators. We draw from these areas of experiences in helping clients manage legal complexity and develop and advance successful business strategies.

Our extensive work in the solid waste industry includes all aspects of project development and planning, including environmental impact review, federal, state and local permitting, the successful appeals of permit conditions or denials, and the negotiation of contracts for facility siting, construction and operation. We have worked with clients on the development of requests for qualifications (RFQs) and requests for proposals (RFPs), and on the submittal of successful responses to RFQs and RFPs. We have substantial experience advising on compliance responsibilities and assisting facilities on maintaining compliance with a myriad of complex requirements that apply to solid waste management activities. We have successfully defended clients in many enforcement actions brought by government agencies.

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