New England Fertilizer Company was created in 1986 as a core member of a team assigned to tackle one of this century’s biggest wastewater challenges — the clean-up of Boston Harbor. In 1988, the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority chose NEFCO from a pool of twenty-three applicants who responded to a Request for Proposals to manage sewage sludge disposal in the Greater Boston area thus ending the 115-year practice of discharging biosolids directly into Boston Harbor.
NEFCO’s biosolids drying process won the bid due to its beneficial use advantage and innovation. Our process substantially reduces capital requirements and our low volume, light weight end-product minimizes transportation and handling costs.
Our involvement in the Boston Harbor cleanup has helped to restore commercial and recreational ocean fishing, shell fishing, and swimming in the area, contributing to the overall transformation of a previously polluted body of water into what the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency now calls a “great American jewel.” Since January of 1992, over 600,000 tons of biosolids that would otherwise have been discharged to the Harbor have been processed and reused by virtue of NEFCO’s efforts.
Our success in Massachusetts has been replicated in the past decades as we continue to grow geographically and expand our technical solutions.
Today our ideals continue to set us apart — from our carefully chosen leadership and construction partners, to unsurpassed corporate integrity and unflagging dedication to the communities where we do business. NEFCO seeks to be a good neighborhood citizen as well as an industry innovator.