Friday, July 3, 2009

Synagro Woes Continue: City of Houston Terminates Contract

Six months after the City of Detroit terminated Synagro's sludge contract for convenience (T4C), following allegations of corruption, allegations which were followed by convictions here and here, the City of Houston has elected to terminate its $28 million contract with Synagro. The issues in Houston, however, center on how Synagro was handling the sludge it was contracted to recycle. Apparently, Synagro was disposing of the sludge in landfills instead of hauling it off to be recycled.

If you're interested in reading the underlying correspondence from the City of Houston, the documents have been posted on the Houston Chronicle's website here.

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