An elite force of nomadic wood processing professionals

ASC 55The more than 85 seasoned wood processing experts with Sarasota, FL -based Consolidated Resource Recovery are constantly on the go in search of the next biomass fuel harvest.
by Randy Happel
By definition, nomadic refers to people who typically move about from place to place as a means to obtain food or make a living —i.e., individuals who offer their skills and services to those in need. In today’s industrialized society, because the stereotype that comes with being called nomadic is often associated more closely with instability than productivity; most of us would refute even the mere suggestion of being considered nomads. Yet at Consolidated Resource Recovery (CRR), a Florida based, recycled biomass products supplier, there is an elite workforce of professionals, proud to embrace the moniker of nomad. Together, they traverse Florida and Georgia demonstrating their wood processing skills.
“We don’t stay at one site very long,” says Ed Lee, vice president of CRR. “We are a very mobile business. Aside from a handful of employees who work primarily from one of our established processing sites with a few wheel loaders that are permanent fixtures at each, most equipment and personnel are constantly on the go.” [Read more…]

Compost Central works to “wipe out waste!”

049by Jon M. Casey
Following the cleanup from Hurricane Hugo in the late 1980s, Mecklenburg County, home to Charlotte and several other municipalities, began working together to recycle waste in all its forms, but yard waste more specifically. Promoting recycling with their  Wipe Out Waste campaign, the county has met with unparalleled success. According to Stephen Hoffman, operations manager for Mecklenburg County’s Land Use & Environmental Service Agency, following Hurricane Hugo in the late 1980s, the county began yard waste recycling by leasing this site from the City of Charlotte, an 80-acre property located just south of the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. From then until now, their recycling program has grown to be one of the most successful municipal programs in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Hoffman, who hosted WHEN on a tour of “Compost Central,” Mecklenburg County’s largest of four recycling facilities and home base for the county yard waste recycling operation, noted that the success of this program has come partially because they operate their system as though it were a privately owned business. He said that in addition to this Compost Central facility, they also operate Foxhole Yard Waste Facility, Hickory Grove Yard Waste Facility and North Mecklenburg Yard Waste Facility, each strategically located around the county. [Read more…]