Trashformation: Lake Monticello opts for local MRF
The City of Charlottesville’s corporate trash hauler Waste Management was dealt another blow by the recycler Peter Van der Linde’s MRF, which has allowed local haulers to offer single-stream recycling and trash pick-up.
As detailed in a recent Hook story, the management of the Jefferson Theater and the Charlottesville Pavilion recently dumped the City’s trash service in favor of Dixon Disposal, a local hauler using Van der Linde’s facility. Now Fluvanna County's Lake Monticello community, home to 4,200 residences, has decided to dump Waste Management after 10 years and go with SDI, a West Point, Virginia-based trash hauler that has moved to the area to take advantage of Van der Linde’s MRF, according to communications manager Peggy Alexander.
Meanwhile, the DP reports that the Rivanna Solid Waste Authority's long-discussed plan to privatize its trash disposing and recycling operations has been scrapped, at least temporarily, because Van der Linde Recycling, whom the Authority spent the last two years trying to sue, and was the only business to respond to the Request for Proposals, recently withdrew itself from consideration.
We’re recyclers,” Van der Linde told the DP. “Transferring it means you’re taking it to the dump”Š It’s really not what we’re about.”