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Trash pile: Council supports McIntire recycling, not Ivy landfill
Published on Nov 1st, 2010
7 comments The McIntire Recycling Center gets an extra lease on life. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Despite recent cuts to its operating schedule and limits on what it will accept, the McIntire Recycling Center will...
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...
Freed Van der Linde: Govt drops suit against recycler
Published on Jan 20th, 2010
41 comments The board met for over an hour at 7:30am and reconvened at 6pm on Wednesday to hammer out settlement terms. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Amid a succession of public relations nightmares, including the...
Waste Authority says: Lawsuit ends when Van der Linde pays
Published on Dec 17th, 2009
104 comments "He certainly was aware that the service contribution existed," Brown said Thursday. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER In its first meeting since its star witness was convicted and jailed for attempted...
Jury verdict: RSWA's star witness convicted of attempted extortion
Published on Dec 10th, 2009
56 comments Minutes before a jury found him guilty of attempted extortion, Richard Wade Kendrick, with family members behind him, waits for the verdict. PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR A controversial government-backed...
Thomas shows support for 'flow control'
Published on Nov 7th, 2009
5 comments During a call-in to Coy Barefoot’s radio show on Friday, recently elected County Supe Rodney Thomas(R) was asked if he would support a controversial “flow control” ordinance in conjunction with the...
Trash talking: RSWA breaks silence on lawsuit
Published on Oct 24th, 2009
17 comments “This case is about right and wrong,” says RSWA director Tom Frederick in a recent memo, accusing recycler Peter Van der Linde of "defrauding" the RSWA out of more than "a million dollars in tipping...
Blow to the flow? RSWA, Boyd distancing from monopoly talk
Published on Oct 10th, 2009
16 comments “It is absolutely false that I supported flow control,” says BoS member Ken Boyd, calling it “more than a stretch” to suggest he ever did. FILE PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Two weeks after the Rivanna...
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...
Schilling creates 'dumper sticker'
Published on Oct 2nd, 2009
27 comments Under the Hook’s recent post about the Rivanna Solid Waste Authority discussing the idea of adopting a flow-control ordinance, one disgruntled commenter suggested the idea of creating “Dump RSWA”...
Trash talkin': Waste war could decide the future
Published on Aug 17th, 2009
16 comments Peter Van der Linde's Zion Crossroads recycling facility, one of the main reasons the RSWA has experienced a 20 percent drop in revenues. FILE PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO As the Rivanna Solid Waste...
Don Van der Linde? Wasteworks whacks recycler with RICO
Published on Aug 17th, 2009
19 comments "It's a legal terrorist tactic," says Peter Van der Linde of the RSWA's decision to use RICO. FILE PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO Just when we thought it couldn't�  "It's a legal terrorist tactic,"...
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...
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