Trusted Advisors to Recycling & Waste Management Companies

Marten has represented the recycling and waste management industries since the firm’s inception, providing regulatory advice to some of our region’s largest operations on compliance with federal, state, and local laws. We have achieved positive business outcomes for clients running disposal facilities, shipping wastes to third party vendors, operating landfills, recycling electronic and food waste, and composting. Our experience covers solid waste utilities and waste stream generators, including refineries, electroplaters, airlines, aircraft maintenance companies, railroads, shipyards, food processors, manufacturers, and more. Our work includes waste characterization; waste management and disposal decision;  permit acquisition and defense; facility siting, development, and expansion; unit closure actions; as well as administrative litigation defending the industry in agency regulatory and white collar enforcement actions, and civil suits involving public nuisance claims.


  • Compliance assurance programs, policy development and implementation, and training schedules
  • Defense of federal and state regulatory enforcement
  • Environmental impact reviews
  • Facilities siting, permitting, public bidding, construction, operation, auditing, and closure/post-closure management
  • Public policy and Executive Branch advocacy
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Hazardous and Dangerous Waste/Goods
  • Negotiation of host community agreements
  • Preparation and submission of requests for proposal and requests for qualifications
  • Product recalls
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and related state and federal laws
  • Take-back issues
  • Project Development
  • Solid Waste Permitting
  • Underground Storage Tanks

Helping businesses navigate a changing environment—from high-stakes litigation, to government action, to strategic infrastructure & tech deals.

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