shredder RPM Recycling Inc. is appealing a decision by local
officials ordering the facility to halt its recycling
The Plainfield Township board of
supervisors on April 12 issued a cease-and-desist order to the
Wind Gap, Pa.-based company for allegedly storing its shredder
Owner Nolan Perin told
AMM that the matter was based on a misunderstanding,
noting that the board of supervisors misinterpreted a temporary
pile of fluff as evidence that RPM failed to dispose of the
The township couldnt be
reached for comment.
"We are obligated to get rid of
our fluff after processing, but we send it through the shredder
a second time," Perin said. "We send 300 to 400 tons a month
back through the system, and its still inventory until
were done processing it."
The pile is stored on property
owned by Perin thats adjacent to the nine-acre shredder
Operations at the company have
not stopped, and a meeting has been scheduled for May 29 before
the local zoning hearing board.