recycling

Battle of the noodle: Allied heats up recycling rhetoric against Van der Linde
Published on May 2nd, 2012
73 comments For several years now, Allied Waste, which is owned by mega-waste company Republic Services, has been largely silent while Van der Linde Recycling (VDLR) steals all the local trash and recycling...
Do you know where your trash and recycling end up?
Published on May 1st, 2012
6 comments The actual answer: Depending on where you live or which company grabs your trash, the stuff may get landfilled, recycled, or some combination. Read this week's cover story!–ed. Related...
Recycling on Park
Published on Feb 19th, 2012
0 comments Recycling on Park Street requires skillful juggling of bins and traffic. (This is the kind of photo someone might take if they were killing time outside the offices of George Huguely's defense...
Timely disposal: City dumps RSWA for Van der Linde
Published on Jun 30th, 2010
9 comments Van der Linde's recycling facility(surrounding the holding pond) is permitted to handle 1,000 tons of trash a day. The RSWA's Ivy transfer station: 150 tons a day PHOTO BY SKIP DEGAN Last year, our...
GREEN HOME-Stop recycling! Local haulers want to do it for you
Published on Apr 22nd, 2010
13 comments Goodbye, Waste Managment? Goodbye, RSWA? Hello, local haulers? FILE PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER You’ve been doing it for years–-dutifully separating recyclables from your trash, rinsing jars and...
Wa$te War: Was RSWA's own trash partner to blame?
Published on Mar 1st, 2010
7 comments The RSWA had "no success" fixing billing problems at the BFI/Republic transfer station–– but Van der Linde got sued. FILE PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO For over two years, the Rivanna Solid...
Waste Works lawsuit for dumb-dumbs: or a busy citizens guide to the local waste war
Published on Jan 13th, 2010
27 comments “In my opinion, there is compelling evidence to support a lawsuit against Mr. Van der Linde,” said City Councilor David Brown, who serves on the RSWA Board. FILE PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER It appeared to...
Free Peter: Fenwick rallies support for recycler
Published on Dec 16th, 2009
52 comments Betty Mooney and Bob Fenwick called on the community to support recycler Peter Van der Linde in his legal fight with the Waste Authority PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR At the Downtown Mall’s Free Speech...
Fenwick defends Van der Linde
Published on Oct 20th, 2009
8 comments “This is a monumental waste of time and money," says Bob Fenwick of the Waste Authority's lawsuit against Peter Van der Linde, seen here on the trolley Van der Linde uses to give school tours of his...
Council Candidates condemn RSWA lawsuit
Published on Oct 8th, 2009
11 comments Independent City Council candidate Bob Fenwick called on Mayor Dave Norris to “publicly repudiate” the RSWA’s $20 million lawsuit against Peter Van der Linde. FILE PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER While our...
Recycle this! Van der Linde steps up tone
Published on May 29th, 2009
13 comments Capturing the market: Peter Van der Linde's recycling facility, which opened last December, is already handling over 250 tons of trash a day. FILE PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO Recycling entrepreneur Peter...
Dire words for Waste Authority
Published on May 19th, 2009
2 comments In presenting the financial picture of the Rivanna Solid Waste Authority to its board Monday May 18, director Tom Frederick said that layoffs are coming because recycling revenues are dropping, and...
Waste woes: Authority trims recycling, eyes deficits
Published on Apr 28th, 2009
12 comments Monday recycling could end with the new fiscal year, which begins July 1. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER With revenues slammed by an ailing economy and a thriving private competitor, the Rivanna Solid Waste...
Wasted revenue? Authority realized in 2005 station didn't track origins
Published on Apr 20th, 2009
34 comments Untold millions in revenue may have been lost here, at Allied Waste's transfer station at Zion Crossroads, between 1998 and 2005. PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO As reported in a recent cover story ["What a...
Cost of recycling
Published on Apr 25th, 2002
0 comments Charlottesville has this in common with New York, Baltimore, and Charleston, West Virginia: All are considering dumping at least part, if not all, of their recycling programs.   ...
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