Advantage Waste Recycling & Disposal Inc., Charlotte, N.C., has announced plans to open a construction and demolition materials recycling facility in Mount Holly, N.C. The decision follows the company receiving a $40,000 grant from the North Carolina Department of Natural Resources to purchase equipment that will help the company to process various types of C&D material.
Beth Clark, a project consultant with Sustainable Visions Consulting Group (ww.sustainvisions.com), which has been working with Advantage on siting and building the project, says the company already has purchased about five acres and is now in the process of getting permits approved. She says the company is attempting to open the facility by September 2013.
When operational the facility will sort and process C&D material presently handled by Advantage Waste from an eight-county region of North Carolina. The new operation will include a multi-material transfer station and production line that will be capable of separating and diverting concrete, brick, block, ferrous and nonferrous metals, old corrugated containers, paper, drywall, asphalt shingles, plastic and plastic foam.
Advantage Waste is owned by Carole McLeod, who founded it in March 2012. Prior to starting Advantage Waste, McLeod was the owner of New South Waste, a C&D facility.