The Bayshore Family of Companies, Keasbey, New Jersey, experienced a devastating fire on April 25, 2014. According to a report on the company’s website, the company’s Montecalvo Disposal Services Inc. (MDS) materials recovery and recycling operation was completely destroyed as were portions of the corporate offices. No one was injured in the fire, which, according to reports, was not fully extinguished until April 28. The cause of the fire remains unknown and is currently under investigation, the company says.
Bayshore, which was profiled in the November/December 2013 Construction & Demolition Recycling magazine cover story, Breaking the mold, is one of the region’s largest recycling facilities with six different operations on a 55-acre waterfront site in the Keasbey section of Woodbridge Township, New Jersey. The MDS materials recovery facility that was destroyed processed bulky waste as well as construction and demolition debris from residential, commercial, institutional and industrial generators. The company reports that all other Bayshore facilities remain operational, including:
- Bayshore Soil Management, which accepts non-hazardous petroleum-contaminated soils for thermal treatment;
- Bayshore Recycling Corp., which processes concrete, asphalt, brick and block into aggregate products used in construction applications;
- Coastal Metals, which accepts copper, brass, aluminum, stainless, wire, steel and pipe and white goods;
- Bayshore Recycling Services’ Class A operation, which is approved to accept curbside materials such as aluminum cans; glass bottles and jars; steel and tin cans; plastic milk, water, soda and laundry bottles; newspaper; corrugated cardboard; textiles and mixed paper; and
- The waterfront operation, which is permitted to accept and process dredged material from channel and other waterway maintenance and deepening projects.
The company’s facilities earlier were hit with damage from flooding and an associated fire sustained during the Superstorm Sandy in October 2012.