TORONTO — Toronto-based GFL Environmental Inc. has announced its acquisition of the U.S.-based Soil Safe group of companies.
GFL is active in the infrastructure and residential sectors in Canada as a contractor in earthworks, foundation, demolition and civil scopes of work as well as management of soil remediation and construction waste disposal projects, stated a July 9 release. Other divisions include vacuum trucks and shoring.
Safe Soil facilities in New Jersey and Maryland recycle contaminated soil into an engineered soil product that is used in such applications as capping material, road base and structural and general fill.
Soil Safe’s California facility is the largest non-hazardous thermal treatment operation in the state, producing a recycled soil product for reuse in both brownfield and greenfield development applications.
“Soil Safe and its management team led by Mark Smith are recognized as industry leaders in contaminated soil recycling and the development of inert soil products for beneficial use in sustainable construction and green building applications,” said Patrick Dovigi, GFL’s founder and CEO, in the statement.
“GFL is one of the largest processors of contaminated soils in Canada and our acquisition of Soil Safe is in keeping with our strategy of replicating all of our service offerings in the U.S.
“Soil Safe’s in-house expertise and recycled products complement and extend our existing capabilities as we build our infrastructure business to service our customers’ needs across North America.”