In 2023, the City of Gardner will construct a 4.3 acre expansion to the existing West Street sludge landfill, which receives biosolids, a nutrient rich biproduct of the city's wastewater treatment process. While treated organic biosolids should not pose a threat to human or environmental health, safe and effective management prevents inadvertent industrial compounds from infiltrating our soils, water and air. The City of Gardner has explored numerous alternatives for managing biosolids and determined that landfill expansion best balances our community's infrastructural, environmental, and economic priorities.
Gardner residents, visitors, and business owners rely on wastewater treatment to protect human and environmental health. Check out the flowchart below to see what happens after you flush. Please click on the link to learn more.