TransLoad America acquires landfill in Alabama
TransLoad America Inc. (TLA) has acquired a 729 acre landfill located in Brundidge, Alabama from Allied Waste Systems. Additionally, the City of Brundidge Solid Waste Disposal Authority has entered into a host benefits agreement with Brundidge Landfill, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of TransLoad America Inc., which will operate the landfill. The agreement will provide the Authority administrative fees and support for local industrial development.
According to TLA, the move will create more than 30 jobs over the next 18 months. In addition, the operation will include the development of a nearby rail infrastructure—sufficient to store up to 50 railcars—by the second quarter of 2008. TLA intends to deploy its environmentally responsible proprietary baling and stretch-wrap technology to transport baled municipal solid waste (MSW) by rail to the site.
“The state-of-the-art facility in Brundidge will be able to accommodate high-volume rail transportation, providing a key destination for TransLoad’s national waste-by-rail strategic plan,” said Mike Wellman, executive vice president, of TransLoad America. “We are thrilled to be partnering with the City of Brundidge on this project and we greatly appreciate its support and forward-thinking approach on waste disposal and conversion.”
Located approximately 60 miles southeast of Montgomery, Alabama, the landfill is permitted to accept up to 7,500 tons per day of municipal solid waste and construction and demolition debris.