Montana Landfill Salvages Metal After Fire

David Bodamer, Executive Director, Content & User Engagement

May 12, 2015

1 Min Read
Montana Landfill Salvages Metal After Fire

In the wake of a fire this weekend at a landfill north of Kalispell, Mt., officials are finding that there is metal that can be salvaged and sold. 

According to a report from,

“It looks like all the metals will be salvageable, so that’s a good thing,” said Jim Chilton, the landfill operations manager.

The county relies on metal salvage as a source of revenue. 

On Monday, workers were sifting through the torched pile of washing machines, lawnmowers and other appliances in the massive pile. Chilton said the landfill had up to 900 tons of material there and about half of it burned on Sunday.

About the Author(s)

David Bodamer

Executive Director, Content & User Engagement, Waste360

David Bodamer is Executive Director of Content & User Engagement for Waste360 and NREI. Bodamer joined Waste360 in January 2014. He has been with NREI since September 2011 and has been covering the commercial real estate sector since 1999 for Retail Traffic, Commercial Property News and Shopping Centers Today. He also previously worked for Civil Engineering magazine. His writings on real estate have also appeared in REP. and the Wall Street Journal’s online real estate news site. He has won multiple awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors and is a past finalist for a Jesse H. Neal Award. 

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