Developer and entrepreneur Peter van der Linde has a proposal that could save the City and the County millions and make recycling “everything on the planet except food waste” as easy as tossing it into a trash bin. The problem is, no body appears to be listening.

In the Rivanna Sewer and Water Authority’s ongoing strategic plan to improve waste management and recycling services, one idea under review is the feasibility of building a $7 to $10 million Materials Recycling Facility (MRF). However, as previously reported in the Hook [“Coming soon! van der Linde’s amazing recycling machine,” February 14], van der Linde already has one– an $11-million, 100,000-square-foot recycling center near Zion Crossroads that includes a 270-foot state-of-the-art sorting machine, that he now hopes will be operational in 60 to 90 days. MORE

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