New Jersey recycling facility ravaged by fire

Bayshore’s C&D recycling operation completely destroyed.

May 14, 2014
CDR Staff

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, Montecalvo Disposal Services Inc. (MDS) materials recovery and recycling operation was completely destroyed along with 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, reports the company.

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, all other Bayshore facilities remain operational, including:

  • Bayshore Soil Management (accepts non-hazardous petroleum contaminated soils for thermal treatment);
  • Bayshore Recycling Corp. (processes concrete, asphalt, brick and block into aggregate products used in construction applications);
  • Coastal Metals (accepts copper, brass, aluminum, stainless, wire, steel and pipe, as well as white goods);
  • Bayshore Recycling Services Class A operation (approved to accept curbside materials for recycling 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 (permitted to accept and process dredged material from channel and other waterway maintenance and deepening projects).

The fire impacts to the company come on the heels of flooding and an associated fire in the parts and maintenance shop sustained during Superstorm Sandy in October 2012.

Bayshore owners Valerie and Frank Montecalvo expressed thanks to the local, county and regional fire fighters and emergency responders who fought the fire. They also thanked Woodbridge Mayor John McCormac, local, county and state elected officials, the Woodbridge business community, sister waste management and recycling companies, customers and friends of Bayshore who they say have all offered assistance during this difficult time.