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.
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.”
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.
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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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.
Tomra Systems, ASA (TOMRA), a leading global provider of reverse vending machines (RVMs) and sensor-based sorting equipment, recently announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Greenbean Recycle, Inc., a company specializing in technology for RVMs that facilitates rewards and incentives for customers and brings marketing value to retailers. The acquisition is an all-cash transaction and terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
The rewards technology will be integrated into TOMRA’s ReAct technology platform. ReAct is a consumer engagement system designed to enhance the recycling experience, providing rewards and incentives for the consumers using RVMs to recycle their bottles and cans. Launched in Europe earlier this year, ReAct personalizes the process of recycling, and uses social media to highlight and reward top recyclers. Today, millions of consumers already use RVMs in the US and Europe across dozens of retailers to recycle, earn their deposit value and feel good about recycling.
Morbark, Inc., has announced its redesigned 30/36 Whole Tree Drum Chipper. Building on the success of the redesigned 40/36 Whole Tree Drum Chipper, Morbark has taken these innovations to the smaller, transport-friendly 30/36 model.
“The improvements we’ve made to the 30/36 drum chipper are focused on the moderate-sized contractor,” said John Foote, Morbark VP of Sales and Marketing. “We’ve made it easier to feed, easier to maneuver in-woods with a truck or a skidder, and more productive while increasing the consistency of the end product.”
The North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA) has announced the results of a recent survey of its U.S. and Canadian members' use of pre- and post-consumer recycled materials in insulation and acoustical products for 2013. NAIMA Canada members used more than 136 million kilograms of recycled material in the production of their mineral fibre products.
NAIMA Canada members used nearly 136 million kilograms of recycled glass in the production of residential, commercial, and industrial thermal and acoustical insulation. Canadian insulation manufacturers estimate they will use approximately 145.8 million kilograms of recycled glass product in 2014.
In late 2013, the Alberta government consulted on proposed changes to Alberta's recycling regulatory framework. Consultation details and results can be found at: http://esrd.alberta.ca/waste/default.aspx
- Consolidate Alberta's eight existing recycling regulations under one regulation - the Designated Materials Recycling Regulation;
- Remove specified maximum environmental fees from regulation while still ensuring consumer protection;
- Expand the electronics program to include small appliances, audio/visual equipment, telecommunication equipment and power tools; and
- Expand the used oil materials recycling program to include other automotive fluid containers.
The Canadian energy-from-waste (EFW) market has shown robust potential over the past eight years, growing by 200%, from just four operating plants in 2006 to twelve facilities in an advanced stage of approval or construction by summer 2014.
Moreover, the trend toward EFW technologies is a national phenomenon, with a range of plants and equipment under consideration from Prince Edward Island to Vancouver Island. The trend continues independent of size, with investigations underway in communities as diverse as Port Hope, Ontario and Vancouver, British Columbia.