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Environmental Services

Solo Cup Company

Mabbett has provided environmental consulting and engineering services to the Solo Cup Company facilities in Massachusetts since 1991 and Owings Mills, Maryland since 2008. The plants represent large manufacturing facilities.

In 2001, Mabbett assisted with all of the Federal, state and local environmental permitting for the Somerville, MA facility relocation to a new manufacturing facility in North Andover, MA. Prior to the relocation, the Somerville plant experienced a significant fire which accelerated the need to move to the new facility. Mabbett worked closely with Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) and local officials to fast track environmental permit approvals. Permits successfully obtained included air permit, sewer connection permit, and hazardous waste storage registration.  Mabbett also prepared the following plans for the new facility: Oil Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan, Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SPPP), and Risk Management Plan (RMP). 

In 2009 the Leominster, MA Solo Cup plant closed and Mabbett oversaw the decommissioning of an oil sump as well as closed out all existing permits and registrations.  Some of the equipment from Leominster was relocated to the North Andover plant resulting in the need for an air permit reassessment of the North Andover plant. Mabbett annually prepares all associated permit reports such as annual air reports to MassDEP and Source Registrations in addition to other environmental reports such as Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) Tier 2, and RMP updates. 

The Owings Mills, Maryland facility consists of three main buildings representing over 1.7M ft² including a Co-Generation plant. Mabbett prepared the SPCC Plans, provided recordkeeping and reporting, and permit application preparation including a Title V permit application and oil storage permit applications.



“Mabbett’s technical depth, expertise and relationships with local, state and federal regulators have allowed Solo Cup to initiate operations ahead of schedule.  Most recently, Mabbett completed a direct discharge sewer permit application, including related coordination with the town, in record time, leading to an approval by the Greater Lawrence Sanitary District (GLSD).  Rapid completion of the permit application allowed immediate approval by the GLSD, saving Sweetheart thousands of dollars in wastewater hauling costs.”