Court Cases Allowed to Proceed Against Rhode Island C&D Recycler

Judge lifts a say on several zoning and licensing cases involving TLA Pond View.

June 5, 2012
CDR Staff
Legislation & Regulations

Several Rhode Island news outlets are reporting that a stay has been lifted on several zoning and licensing cases involving the construction and demolition recycling company TLA Pond View, East Province, R.I. A Superior Court judge ruled that cases against the recycling firm could resume and also approved the immediate inspection of the property to address concerns about possibly mounting piles of debris.

The disputes were reportedly put on hold when the facility was forced into receivership in late March, 2012, by Attorney General Michael Rubin, according to a report in the Providence Journal.

The city of East Providence has accused TLA Pond View of processing materials it was not permitted to recycle, including metals, concrete and stone.

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) attempted to suspend the company's operating license, according to reports. But a decision won’t be made until the judge in the case decides on the city's zoning case against the recycler. According to the newspaper report, the DEM says it plans to proceed with the suspension if the city wins the case. According to the DEM, the facility has passed three inspections and is one of the most inspected facilities in the state.