Peter van der Linde
Materials Recovery Facility
In December 2008 van der Linde opened an $11 million Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) capable of recycling both construction and demolition debris, and household trash.
In December 2007, the Rivanna Solid Waste Authority filed a lawsuit against Van der Linde after determining that 'in excess of a million dollars" in fees had not been paid to the RSWA for city and county trash the hauler had disposed of at an RSWA-sponsored BFI transfer station in Zion Crossroads. The case was scheduled for Charlottesville federal court in June, 2010. However, van der Linde agreed to pay a $600,000 settlement and the case was dropped. A more complete description of the suit can be found in the RSWA article.
Van der Linde had previously sued the RWSA in 2006, a case that was dismissed.
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- Web. Waste Works lawsuit for dumb-dumbs: or a busy citizens guide to the local waste war, Dave McNair, The Hook, Better Publications LLC, Jan 13, 2010
- Web. Revenues slide for RSWA, which contends $1M in unpaid fines from private trash hauler, Brian Chidester, C-VILLE Weekly, Portico Publications
- Web. Freed Van der Linde: Govt drops suit against recycler, Hawes Spencer, The Hook, Better Publications LLC, 20 Jan 2010, retrieved 22 July 2013.