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[GreenYes] Re: Railroad Ties

Title: [GreenYes] Re: Railroad Ties

Hi Justin,
You might want to give Chuck Daye of Geocycle a call.  Geocycle sources
alternative fuels for Holcim, an international cement company.  Very
helpful.  I believe he secures fuels for plants in the southern part of
CO's I-25 corridor, so the transport might not be prohibitive. Chuck's
copied here & is at 719-649-4797. Geocycle is a great supporter of CO
Assoc for Recycling.

I believe those ties are treated with some intense chemicals, making
them unsuitable for mulch, no?

Take care,
Anne Peters
Gracestone, Inc.
Boulder, CO
303.494.4934 vox
303.494.4880 fax

Justin Stockdale wrote:

>I am assisting a local "scenic" railroad as their line is being upgraded
>to support a new commuter line between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. While
>salvaging the old rail has brought an unexpected windfall to Santa Fe
>Southern, the local operator, handling the ties has proven to be a bit
>more of a challenge. Of course all salvageable ties will be consumed in
>a resale market. It is the close to 6,000 rotted and decayed ties that
>we are trying to keep out of the landfill. I suspect there may be a
>value to these materials in a facility approved to consume tires as a
>fuel source? Obviously has a significant environmental downside but
>might it be preferable to the landfill?
>Any thoughts are appreciated...


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