State-of-the-Art Materials Recovery Facility Nears Completion in Rockland County, New York; West Group Law Showcases Massachusetts Infrastructure Practice

Rockland Green, also known as the Rockland County Solid Waste Management Authority, is nearing completion of significant updates and upgrades to its Materials Recovery Facility located in Rockland County, NY. The facility, commonly referred to as the “MRF”, began operating in 1997. With the assistance of attorneys from West Group Law, PLLC (“WGL”) and consulting engineers RRT Engineering, LLC, Rockland Green has implemented a multi-phased, multi-procurement process, resulting in a state-of-the-art MRF designed to meet the current and future recycling needs of Rockland County. The project, which began in 2019 with the decommissioning of then-existing processing equipment, is anticipated to be completed during the first quarter of 2023. Final negotiations with the newly procured private operator are underway and successful operations of the MRF are planned for years to come. In Massachusetts, WGL exhibited at the Massachusetts Municipal Association’s 2023 Annual Meeting and Tradeshow on January 20 and 21 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA. WGL attorneys showcased some of the firm’s current Massachusetts infrastructure projects, such as landfill expansion in Bourne, development of a biosolids processing facility in Fitchburg, and significant expansion of public solar facilities in Brockton, to name a few. Partner Steven A. Torres, who represents multiple public clients in Massachusetts, will present a National Business Institute Webinar Environmental Law, Water Law and their Interplay with Land Use and Government Contracts on February 1. Attorney Torres and WGL Partner Stephanie B. Kosmos will attend SWANA Technical Session The State of Recycling at UMass Amherst in Amherst, MA on February 28 and March 1.

For more information please contact Managing Partner Teno West at or at 917-922-6226.