New MSW line doubles capacity at van der Linde Recycling

Feb-6-0451by Jon M. Casey

For Peter van der Linde, owner of van der Linde Recycling near Charlottesville, VA, progress since opening in late 2008 has been extraordinary. van der Linde comes from a residential construction background where he was a homebuilder for 30 years. After creating a roll-off container rental business to supplement his own hauling needs as a contractor, he began to take a closer look at what was being thrown away. He knew he could do better than letting good building material go into a landfill. After much research van der Linde Recycling was born with the installation of the largest construction and demolition (C&D) separator Sherbrooke O.E.M. had installed up to that time. The 70,000 sq. ft. C&D processing facility opened its doors in December of 2008, concurrent with the economic meltdown. Construction waste stopped. The timing couldn’t have been worse. [Read more…]

Olmsted Waste to Energy facility burns waste for savings

1213by Bill and Mary Weaver

Olmsted County, MN is now reclaiming space at their Kalmar Landfill. At the same time, they are making money from electricity and steam heat produced by their Olmsted Waste to Energy Facility (OWEF). They also glean profit from the sale of recovered ferrous metal that they salvage from the ash. [Read more…]