2 waste removal companies targeted in state crackdown

The state seeks civil penalties

BOSTON (AP) — A Billerica waste hauling company has paid $62,500 to settle claims that it illegally dumped construction and demolition waste at an unauthorized site in Methuen.

The attorney general says W.L. French Excavating Corp. violated Massachusetts state law by dumping 29 loads of waste, including concrete, bricks and asphalt. But the company says it didn’t violate any laws. It says the problem was with a facility run by a third party years ago. French Excavating says it was under no obligation to help with remediation but did so anyway.

Another complaint against New Hampshire-based waste removal company Gigs LLC alleges Gigs dumped more than 244 loads of construction and demolition debris at the Methuen site. The state seeks civil penalties and a permanent injunction requiring Gigs to remove the waste.

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