New York state C&D recycling facility struck by fire

Fire at Taylor Recycling in Montgomery, N.Y., appears to have been sparked by welding work.

July 2, 2014

A fire at Taylor Recycling in Montgomery, N.Y., on June 28, appears to have been caused by embers from welding work being performed on a grinder, according to a report in the Times Herald-Record.

The reports says at least eight fire companies responded to the fire. It took approximately four hours to contain the fire. Several conveyors caught fire. A steel structure on the property which houses C&D debris escaped damage according to the report.

The report adds the plant will operate on a restricted basis for 30 days while repairs are made. It is unclear how much damages will cost to fix. The report goes on to say that progress on Taylor’s proposed biomass power generation plant has not been affected by the fire.

Taylor Recycling is located 70 miles north of New York City. According to its website,, the company offers a state-of-the-art construction & demolition waste recycling plant; one of the world's first wallboard recycling plants; roll-off container rentals; products such as natural and dyed mulch; and demolition services.