BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced a $93,750 settlement Thursday with an Essex-based waste hauling firm that allegedly engaged in the illegal dumping of multiple loads of construction and demolition waste.
Dynamic Waste Systems Inc. allegedly violated Massachusetts solid waste disposal laws by dumping more than 115 loads of demolition and construction waste, including stone, brick and concrete, at an unpermitted site in Methuen over a period of 70 days. Thomas Battye, the owner of the Methuen site, allegedly never applied for or received the proper licensure to operate a solid waste facility.
"We will vigorously pursue those who fail to follow the Commonwealth's solid waste laws and regulatory requirements," Coakley said. "This settlement sends a strong message that haulers who improperly dispose of waste will be forced to clean up illegal dumping grounds."
Under the terms of a consent judgment, Dynamic Waste Systems must pay a total of $90,000 into a special fund to help with the cost of site evaluation and subsequent cleanup work. Dynamic must also pay a $3,750 civil penalty.
Battye is the subject of a separate and pending action brought by the state for alleged solid waste violations at the Methuen site. Coakley's office is pursuing claims against other waste haulers and demolition contractors who allegedly dumped or contracted for solid waste disposal at the site.