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New Vermeer trommel allows for production of three products

Vermeer has introduced the TR620 trommel screen that allows for an optional third product conveyor, and which will handle the majority of screening needs for compost, mulch, aggregate and topsoil producers, in a compact design for sites with limited space.

“This new trommel screen can fit into a smaller space than our other models, which is a requirement for customers who have a limited amount of space on their site,” said Jeff Bradley, product manager for recycling and forestry at Vermeer. “We listened to contractors who told us they wanted a trommel that could produce three separate products without running the material through the machine twice. That is why we developed the optional third conveyor.”

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​Carton Council of Canada celebrate anniversary milestone during Waste Reduction Week

During this year's Waste Reduction Week ( October 20-26 - www.wrwcanada.com ) the Carton Council of Canada (CCC) is proudly celebrating the fact that over the past five years some 157,000 tons of cartons have been diverted from Canadian landfills and carton recycling rates have climbed from 41 percent to 51 percent nationally.

"This accomplishment is particularly significant as we commemorate our five year anniversary as an organization," stated Elisabeth Comere, the Council's Vice President, Governmental Affairs. "As we celebrate Waste Reduction Week, it is important we recognize how the CCC contributed to this impressive achievement through awareness building, advocacy and consumer education activities."

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Provincial Decision a Very Serious Threat to Recycling In Metro Vancouver

A decision by BC Environment Minister Mary Polak to reject a Metro Vancouver bylaw aimed at an increases in recycling and proper management of garbage will have catastrophic consequences throughout the province, Metro Vancouver Board Chair Greg Moore said.

“This decision means the commitment of our citizens to recycling and waste avoidance becomes virtually unachievable. The result will be increased costs for residents and businesses, and rather than being recycled, materials will simply be shipped to dumps where they will rot for centuries and create problems for future generations. And the impact on recycling businesses in Metro Vancouver that have invested many millions of dollars, with the expectation significant future investments, will be devastating.

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Cummins Announces Free Quickserve Online Mobile App for Apple iOS Devices

Cummins Inc. has announced that it has released a free QuickServe Online (QSOL) mobile app for Apple iOS devices. The QSOL mobile app provides easy, on-the-go access to Cummins part options, parts catalogs and engine dataplate information for 15 million Cummins Engine Serial Numbers (ESNs). It also includes a fault code analyzer for Cummins electronic engines, providing specific fault code details and analysis.

“The QuickServe Online mobile app puts Cummins parts and service information right in the hands of our customers, with easier access than ever before, allowing them to find the most accurate information faster and getting them back on the road quicker,” said Mike Champlin, Director – Information Products, Cummins New and ReCon Parts.

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BC Residents Embrace Battery Recycling Hitting New Milestones

Call2Recycle Canada – British Columbia's approved battery stewardship program – reached a collection milestone of 403,500 kilograms of batteries to date for 2014, equal to the weight of 57 full grown elephants, surpassing the total sum of batteries collected and diverted in the province in 2013.

The announcement marks an upward trend for battery recycling in BC – a province that is leading by example when it comes to responsible battery recycling practices. In 2013, Call2Recycle collected 10 per cent more batteries in BC than in 2012, and this year, the organization has already exceeded its BC 2013 total of 396,265 kilograms – equal to the weight of approximately 2,000 grizzly bears.

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Clean Grid fully collapsible outdoor recycling receptacle

The Clean Grid fully collapsible outdoor receptacle is manufactured by Chicago-based Ex-Cell Kaiser. The design of the Clean Grid enables the receptacle to both ship and store flat, making it an ideal solution for seasonal and temporary events and large crowds. The open-grid design of this receptacle can help improve security in public spaces by providing total visibility of its contents. With 45-gallons of capacity and UV-resistant EXL-COAT powder coat finish, the Clean Grid will accommodate all outdoor and public space receptacle needs. The Clean Grid is available in three colours and a choice of openings with easy-to-read graphic decals for can/bottles, recycle and trash. All Clean Grid receptacles come standard with a locking mechanism to prevent unauthorized access. The Clean Grid receptacle bags are held in place with a unique hinged lid design. All units are made in the USA, constructed of over 30 percent recycled steel, and are ADA-compliant.

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​Recyclers Answer the Call to Take Part in Safety Stand-Down Day

Wednesday, October 15th marks the first-ever recycling industry Safety Stand-Down Day, an effort driven by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) in response to a series of recent fatalities and serious injuries. Companies were asked by members of the ISRI safety leadership team to shut down operations for at least one hour on every shift to engage in safety awareness training. The training could take any form, from employee training to a management walk-around, or any other effective safety training method.

“Never before has such a call to action been taken at ISRI. It is an ambitious undertaking, but if safety is to be our number one core value, then having every recycler take one hour during each shift to educate employees about safety should not be difficult to ask,” wrote ISRI Chair Doug Kramer in a letter to members this morning. “There have been at least 18 incidents in 2014 involving fatalities, all but two coming in the second half of the year. We must work together to end this disturbing trend, and it begins today.”

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New SENTRON LD 8000 by Petro-Canada Lubricants Breaks Performance Barriers for Natural Gas Engine Oil

Petro-Canada Lubricants Inc, the innovators behind the high-performing SENTRON family of natural gas engine oils (NGEO), has launched the latest in the SENTRON line—SENTRON LD 8000. One of the major benefits of SENTRON LD 8000 is that it is so advanced, it provides up to 8,000 hours between drains*. In field testing conducted on a Caterpillar G3500 TALE series natural gas engine operating at a high load (>90%), SENTRON LD 8000 extended oil drain intervals by up to 300% longer than the leading global conventional competitor’s NGEO.

A long-life oil, SENTRON LD 8000 is suitable for use in 4-stroke engines that operate on natural gas, pre-treated sewage/bio-gas and selective pre-treated process gases. A premium low-ash SAE 40 lubricant, SENTRON LD 8000 is built from 99.9% pure base oil—among the purest in the world.

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Organics Recycling

Simplicity May Be Key to Future of Composting

The County of Colchester, located in central Nova Scotia, was in need of an update to their existing composting facility. Built in 1996, the in-vessel system was not working well, was very energy intensive, and was capable of processing only about 3,000 tons annually. It was, however, the beginning of coordinated source-separation efforts in the region.

In 2010 the county completed distribution of just over 6,500 green carts to all residents (including cottages), with curbside pickup using clear see-through bags and rear-load trucks with mounted tippers, split for garbage and compost. Today, there are over 22,000 green carts in service. Recyclables are collected separately, using a two-stream system, and the county runs a both a dedicated recycling facility and a landfill.

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MSW Recycling

Quebec City Modernizes Sorting Centre, Doubling Capacity

In operation since last spring, Quebec City’s sorting centre has been significantly modernized in order to meet growing volumes of material to be processed. According to Machinex, who worked closely with the city and facility operator Société VIA, collaboration on this project has enabled the implementation of a highly advanced sorting centre that will allow for efficient and profitable operation.

In its first few months of operation, the system has processed up to 35 metric tons per hour, producing high-quality materials, as was expected.

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