This page contains a listing of all Massachusetts landfills for which the Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has issued post-closure use permits allowing for the development of solar, wind or other renewable energy projects. Landfills are listed alphabetically by community on the table below. Each entry includes:

  • City/town and MassDEP Region where located and a link for contact information.
  • Applicant(s), landfill name and address.
  • A brief description of the proposed renewable energy project.
  • The date of MassDEP's decision and approval, relevant document(s), the application Transmittal Number, and public comment period information, if applicable.

Browse by City/Town: A - C | D - F | G - I | J - L | M - O | P - R | S - U | V- Z

Communities A - C

City/Town & MassDEP RegionApplicant(s), Landfill Name & AddressProject Description & StatusTransmittal Number, Date of Decision & Approval Document(s)
Acton
Central
Town of Acton & Ameresco Inc.
Acton Landfill
14 Forest Road
1.59 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 17.5-acre site
Under Construction
X251838 9/26/2012 Permit Approval with Conditions pdf format of    X251838: Permit Approval with Conditions, 9/26/2012  doc format of pcup_acton.doc
Adams
Western
Tecta Solar Quantum LLC
Adams Landfill
East Road
1.1 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 5-acre site X239197 1/5/2012 Permit Approval with Conditions pdf format of    X239197: Permit Approval with Conditions, 1/5/2012  doc format of X239197: Permit Approval with Conditions, 1/5/2012
Agawam
Western
Rivermoor-Citizens Agawam LLC
Grasso Landfill
Main Street
1.98 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 9.5-acre site
Operating Since April 2013
X241104 1/6/2012 Permit Approval with Conditions pdf format of    X241104: Permit Approval with Conditions, 1/6/2012  doc format of X241104: Permit Approval with Conditions, 1/6/2012
Aquinnah
Southeast
Town of Aquinnah Board of Health
Aquinnah Landfill
24 State Street
0.048 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 0.3-acre site
Operating Since December 2012
X241361 9/5/2012 Permit Approval with Conditions pdf format of    X241361: Permit Approval with Conditions, 9/5/2012  doc format of pcup_aquinnah.doc
Barnstable
Southeast
Town of Barnstable & American Capital Energy
Barnstable Municipal Landfill
Flint Street
4.0 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 52-acre site X238588 12/27/2011 Permit Approval with Conditions pdf format of    X238588: Permit Approval with Conditions, 12/27/2011  doc format of X238588: Permit Approval with Conditions, 12/27/2011
Billerica
Northeast
Urban Green Technologies Renewable Energy 7 LLC
Shaffer Landfill
209 Pond Street
5.99 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 63-acre site

X241512 9/7/2012 Permit Approval with Conditions pdf format of    pcup_shaffer.pdf  file size 1MB doc format of pcup_shaffer.doc file size 1MB

X258163 11/22/2013 Approval of Project Modification pdf format of    X258163 11/22/2013 Approval of Project Modification  doc format of pcup-shaffer-mod.doc  

Brewster
Southeast
Town of Brewster & American Capital Energy
Brewster Landfill
201 Run Hill Road
1.2 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 16-acre site X238602 12/30/2011 Permit Approval with Conditions pdf format of    X238602: Permit Approval with Conditions, 12/30/2011  doc format of X238602: Permit Approval with Conditions, 12/30/2011
Brookfield
Central
Town of Brookfield & EPG Solar LLC
Brookfield Landfill
Quaboag Street
0.575 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 15.7-acre site
Operating Since September 2013
X251742 9/13/2012 Permit Approval with Conditions pdf format of    pcup_brookfield.pdf  doc format of pcup_brookfield.doc
Canton
Southeast
Town of Canton & Southern Sky Renewable Energy LLC
Canton Landfill
Pine Street
5.6 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 15-acre site
Operating Since August 2012

X235567 12/30/2010 Permit Approval with Conditions pdf format of    X235567: Permit Approval with Conditions, 12/30/2010  doc format of X235567: Permit Approval with Conditions, 12/30/2010

X241291 12/30/2011 Approval of Modification to Previous Permit pdf format of    X241291: Approval of Permit Modification, 12/30/2011  doc format of X241291: Approval of Permit Modification, 12/30/2011

Carver
Southeast
Ravenbrook Farms Inc. & SSRE Ravenbrook LLC
Ravenbrook Farms Landfill
Plymouth Street
6.0 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 14-acre site
Under Construction
X241368 10/10/2012 Permit Approval with Conditions pdf format of    pcup_ravenbrook.pdf  doc format of pcup_ravenbrook.doc
Chatham
Southeast
Town of Chatham & American Capital Energy
Chatham Landfill
97 Sam Ryder Road
1.9 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 16.5-acre site X238613 12/27/2011 Permit Approval with Conditions pdf format of    X238613: Permit Approval with Conditions, 12/27/2011  doc format of X238613: Permit Approval with Conditions, 12/27/2011
Concord
Northeast
Town of Concord
Concord Landfill
755 Walden Street
1.75 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 4.1-acre site X256217 8/19/2013 Permit Approval pdf format of    X256217 8/19/2013 Permit Approval  doc format of X256217 8/19/2013 Permit Approval

Communities D - F

City/Town & MassDEP RegionApplicant(s), Landfill Name & AddressProject Description & StatusTransmittal Number, Date of Decision & Approval Document(s)
Dartmouth
Southeast
Town of Dartmouth & Borrego Solar Systems Inc.
Russells Mills Landfill
Russells Mills Road
1.4 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 6.3-acre site
Operating Since March 2013
X239763 7/24/2012 Permit Approval with Conditions pdf format of    X239763: Permit Approval with Conditions, 7/24/2012  doc format of X239763: Permit Approval with Conditions, 7/24/2012
Dennis
Southeast
Town of Dennis & American Capital Energy
Dennis Landfill
Theopilus Smith Road
6.0 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 25-acre site X250046 8/2/2012 Permit Approval with Conditions pdf format of    pcup_dennis.pdf  doc format of pcup_dennis.doc
Duxbury
Southeast
Town of Duxbury & American Capital Energy
Duxbury Landfill
Mayflower Street
0.5 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 12-acre site X251914 12/3/2012 Permit Approval with Conditions pdf format of    pcup_duxbury.pdf  doc format of pcup_duxbury.doc
Eastham
Southeast
Town of Eastham & American Capital Energy
Eastham Landfill
Old Orchard Road
0.63 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 10.4-acre site X238614 12/20/2011 Permit Approval with Conditions pdf format of    X238614: Permit Approval with Conditions, 12/20/2011  doc format of X238614: Permit Approval with Conditions, 12/20/2011
Easton
Southeast
Town of Easton & Borrego Solar Systems Inc.
Easton Landfill
114 Prospect Street
1.86 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 20-acre site X252054 12/26/2012 Permit Approval with Conditions pdf format of    pcup_easton.pdf  doc format of pcup_easton.doc
Easthampton
Western
City of Easthampton
Oliver Street Landfill
Oliver Street
2.3 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 11-acre site
Operating Since June 2012
X238328 8/9/2011 Permit Approval pdf format of    X238328: Permit Approval, 8/9/2011  doc format of X238328: Permit Approval, 8/9/2011
Fairhaven
Southeast
Town of Fairhaven
Fairhaven Sanitary Landfill
Bridge Street
0.578 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on site of less than 3 acres
Under Construction
X235371 12/30/2010 Permit Approval with Conditions pdf format of    X235371: Permit Approval with Conditions, 12/30/2010  doc format of X235371: Permit Approval with Conditions, 12/30/2010

Communities G - I

City/Town & MassDEP RegionApplicant(s), Landfill Name & AddressProject Description & StatusTransmittal Number, Date of Decision & Approval Document(s)
Greenfield
Western
Town of Greenfield
Wisdom Way Landfill
Wisdom Way
2.0 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 23-acre site
Operating Since June 2012

X234090 9/1/2010 Permit Approval pdf format of    X234090: Permit Approval, 9/1/2010  doc format of X234090: Permit Approval, 9/1/2010

X236791 6/22/2011 Approval of Permit Modification pdf format of    X236791: Approval of Permit Modification, 6/22/2011  doc format of X236791: Approval of Permit Modification, 6/22/2011  

Harwich
Southeast
Town of Harwich & American Capital Energy
Town of Harwich Municipal Landfill
209 Queen Anne Road
4.0 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 28-acre site X238616 12/20/2011 Permit Approval with Conditions pdf format of    X238616: Permit Approval with Conditions, 12/20/2011  doc format of X238616: Permit Approval with Conditions, 12/20/2011
Haverhill
Northeast
Covanta Haverhill Associates
Ward Hill Neck Landfill
100 Recovery Way
0.457 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on westerly & southeasterly slopes of closed/capped Phase XI & XII sections X238218 10/21/2011 Permit Approval pdf format of    X238218: Permit Approval, 10/21/2011  doc format of X238218: Permit Approval, 10/21/2011
Hull
Northeast
Town of Hull & Hull Municipal Lighting Plant
Hull Sanitary Landfill
George Washington Boulevard & Logan Avenue
1.8 megawatt wind turbine
Operating Since May 2006
W060537 8/23/2005 Permit Approval pdf format of    W060537 8/23/2005 Permit Approval  doc format of W060537: Permit Approval, 8/23/2005

Communities J - L

City/Town & MassDEP Region

Applicant(s), Landfill Name & Address

Project Description & StatusTransmittal Number, Date of Decision & Approval Document(s)
Kingston
Southeast
Town of Kingston
Kingston Sanitary Landfill
Cranberry Road

1.8 megawatt wind turbine
Operating Since June 2012

Live Power Generation Data

X237412 5/27/2011 Permit Approval with Conditions pdf format of    X237412 5/27/2011 Permit Approval with Conditions  doc format of X237412: Permit Approval with Conditions, 5/27/2011
Lancaster
Central
Town of Lancaster
Lancaster Landfill
Lunenburg Road

0.5 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 2.78-acre gravel pit adjacent to the closed landfill
Operating Since September 2013

Live Power Generation Data

X238918 9/26/2011 Permit Approval with Conditions pdf format of    X238918: Permit Approval with Conditions, 9/26/2011  doc format of X238918: Permit Approval with Conditions, 9/26/2011
Lee
Western
Broadway Renewable Strategies LLC
Lee Landfill
Woodland Road
0.46 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 2.5-acre site X240539 3/1/2013 Permit Approval pdf format of    X240539 3/1/2013 Permit Approval
Lenox
Western
Broadway Renewable Strategies LLC
Willow Creek Road Landfill
Willow Creek Road
0.638 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 3-acre site X256080 11/8/2013 Permit Approval pdf format of    X256080 11/8/2013 Permit Approval  doc format of pcup-willowcreek.doc
Lowell
Northeast
City of Lowell
Westford Street Landfill
1020 Westford Street
1.5 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 42-acre site
Operating Since January 2014
X254169 3/20/2013 Permit Approval pdf format of    X254169: Permit Approval, 5/20/2013  doc format of pcup-westfordst.doc
Ludlow
Western
Town of Ludlow
Ludlow Landfill
Holyoke Street
2.6 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 10-acre site
Operating Since September 2013
X252487 9/14/2012 Permit Approval pdf format of    pcup_ludlow.pdf  doc format of pcup_ludlow.doc

Communities M - O

City/Town & MassDEP RegionApplicant(s), Landfill Name & AddressProject Description & StatusTransmittal Number, Date of Decision & Approval Document(s)
Marshfield
Southeast
Sylvester Ray Inc.
Sylvester Ray Construction & Demolition Debris Landfill
Clay Pit Road
3.87 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 27-acre site X240565 12/30/2011 Permit Approval with Conditions pdf format of    X240565: Permit Approval with Conditions, 12/30/2011  doc format of X240565: Permit Approval with Conditions, 12/30/2011
Mashpee
Southeast
Town of Mashpee & American Capital Energy
Mashpee Landfill
Asher’s Path East
1.83 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 22-acre site X250062 10/25/2012 Permit Approval with Conditions pdf format of    pcup_mashpee.pdf  doc format of pcup_mashpee.doc
Maynard
Central
Town of Maynard & EPG Solar LLC
Maynard Landfill
Waltham Road
1.2 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 4.8-acre site
Under Construction
X251114 9/18/2012 Permit Approval with Conditions pdf format of    pcup_maynard.pdf  doc format of pcup_maynard.doc
Methuen
Northeast
Town of Methuen
Methuen Landfill
Huntington Avenue
1.287 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 4.7-acre site
Operating Since August 2013
X250696 8/8/2012 Permit Approval pdf format of    X250696: Permit Approval, 8/8/2012  doc format of X250696: Permit Approval, 8/8/2012
Norfolk
Central
Town of Norfolk
Norfolk Landfill
33 Medway Branch
0.55 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 1.58-acre site
Operating Since June 2012
X239659 12/21/2011 Permit Approval pdf format of    X239659: Permit Approval, 12/21/2011  doc format of X239659: Permit Approval, 12/21/2011
Norfolk
Central
Town of Norfolk
Norfolk Landfill
33 Medway Branch
1.05 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 3.5-acre site
Operating Since June 2012
X239663 11/4/2011 Permit Approval pdf format of    X239663: Permit Approval, 11/4/2011  doc format of X239663: Permit Approval, 11/4/2011
Orleans
Southeast
Town of Orleans & Broadway Renewable Strategies LLC
Orleans Sanitary Landfill
56 Lots Hollow Road
0.574 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 3.4-acre site X255063 10/31/2013 Permit Approval with Conditions pdf format of    X255063 10/31/2013 Permit Approval with Conditions  doc format of pcup-orleans.doc

Communities P - R

City/Town & MassDEP RegionApplicant(s), Landfill Name & AddressProject Description & StatusTransmittal Number, Date of Decision & Approval Document(s)
Pittsfield
Western
City of Pittsfield
Pittsfield Municipal Landfill
Downing Street Parkway
2.0 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 9-acre site X237707 8/19/2011 Permit Approval pdf format of    X237707: Permit Approval, 8/19/2011  doc format of X237707: Permit Approval, 8/19/2011
Provincetown
Southeast
Provincetown Landfill/Transfer Station
Town of Provincetown & Broadway Renewable Strategies LLC
90 Race Point Road
0.153 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on transfer station site abutting landfill X256453 11/1/2013 Permit Approval with Conditions pdf format of    X256453 11/1/2013 Permit Approval with Conditions  doc format of pcup-provincetown.doc
Rockland
Southeast
Town of Rockland & NextSun Energy Rockland LLC
Beech Street Landfill
Beech Street
2.6 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 7.5-acre site
Operating Since December 2013
X251391 10/2/2012 Permit Approval with Conditions pdf format of    pcup_rockland.pdf  doc format of pcup_rockland.doc

Communities S - U

City/Town & MassDEP RegionApplicant(s), Landfill Name & AddressProject Description & StatusTransmittal Number, Date of Decision & Approval Document(s)
Scituate
Southeast
Town of Scituate
Scituate Landfill
280 Driftway Road
3.0 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 29-acre site
Operating Since September 2013
X238383 9/9/2011 Permit Approval pdf format of    X238383: Permit Approval, 9/9/2011  doc format of X238383: Permit Approval, 9/9/2011
South Hadley
Western
Town of South Hadley
South Hadley Landfill
12 Industrial Drive

0.077 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on a mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) berm
Operating Since May 2012

Live Power Generation Data

No Transmittal Number 12/27/10 Post-closure use incorporated into MSE approval
Springfield
Western
Cottage Developers LLP & Western Massachusetts Electric Co.
Cottage Street Landfill
Cottage Street
3.9 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 53-acre site
Under Construction
X235137 3/4/2011 Permit Approval pdf format of    X235137: Permit Approval, 3/4/2011  doc format of X235137: Permit Approval, 3/4/2011
8/16/2013 Project Modification pdf format of    8/16/2013 Project Modification  doc format of 8/16/2013 Project Modification
Sudbury
Northeast
Town of Sudbury
Sudbury Sand Hill Landfill
20 Boston Post Road
1.512 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 7-acre site
Operating Since December 2013
X254464 4/12/2013 Revised Permit Approval with Conditions pdf format of    X254464 4/12/2013 Revised Permit Approval with Conditio
Tisbury
Southeast
Town of Tisbury & American Capital Energy
Tisbury Landfill
59 High Point Lane
1.2 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 15-acre site X235137 3/4/2011 Permit Approval pdf format of    X238619: Permit Approval with Conditions, 12/30/2011  doc format of X238619: Permit Approval with Conditions, 12/30/2011

Communities V - Z

City/Town & MassDEP RegionApplicant(s), Landfill Name & AddressProject Description & StatusTransmittal Number, Date of Decision & Approval Document(s)
West Tisbury
Southeast
Town of West Tisbury & Broadway Renewable Strategies LLC
West Tisbury Landfill
46 Old Stage Road
0.884 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 9-acre site X255069 10/31/2013 Permit Approval with Conditions pdf format of    X255069 10/31/2013 Permit Approval with Conditions  doc format of pcup-wtisbury.doc
Winchendon
Central
Town of Winchendon
Winchendon Landfill
River Street
2.4 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on site abutting landfill X237658 7/1/2011 Permit Approval with Conditions pdf format of    X237658: Permit Approval with Conditions, 7/1/2011  doc format of X237658: Permit Approval with Conditions, 7/1/2011