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SWANA's WASTECON 2015: “Inventing the Future of Solid Waste Management"

Attendees and exhibitors on the show floor at WASTECON 2015, held August 24-27 in Florida
Attendees and exhibitors on the show floor at WASTECON 2015, held August 24-27 in Florida

Held August 24th through 26th at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida, the Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) WASTECON 2015 hosted more than 2,000 attendees, featured a packed welcome reception, and an awards breakfast honouring some of the most successful companies in the waste and recycling industry. SWANA says they enjoyed a busy trade show floor, packed educational sessions, and hosted a successful, inaugural 5k run/walk for charity.

“WASTECON 2015 exceeded expectations for both exhibitors and attendees. We were very pleased by the crowded educational sessions, the energy on the busy show floor, and by the exceptional Mega Session participation,” said David Biderman, SWANA executive director and CEO. “More than 2,000 people gathered in Orlando, and we look forward to providing an even better show in Indianapolis in

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ISRI Launches Video Promoting the Value of Recycled Electronics

Recycled Commodities Series: Electronics

A new video aimed at providing the public with more information on the value and impact of the electronics recycling industry was introduced at this year's E-Scrap Conference, held September 1-3 in Orlando by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI). As part of a series focusing on recyclable commodities, the electronics recycling video details the overall impact of the industry, and brings to life the commodity's environmental and economic impact citing numerous statistics and industry facts.

“The electronics recycling video showcases many of the great accomplishments of the electronics recycling industry,” said Robin Wiener, president of ISRI. “The recycling commodity video series as a whole draws attention to and helps educate the public on the many environmental, economic, and energy-saving benefits recycling offers. We are proud to continue offering new tools and resources on behalf of the industry and the members and communities we serve, as well as innovative ways to serve as the Voice of the Recycling Industry.”

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Dem-Con MRF wins Gold at WASTECON 2015

At this year's WASTECON 2015, held August 24th through 27th, Dem-Con Companies, LLC. was awarded a gold medal for its 20 TPH residential and commercial single stream recycling facility located in Twin Cities, Minnesota, as part of the Solid Waste Association of North America's Excellence Awards in Recycling Systems

Since 1965, privately owned Dem-Con Companies had been known by their local Twin Cities neighborhoods as the go-to for recycling and disposal of construction and demolition debris. Late in 2013, Dem-Con and strategic partner Liberty Paper responded to the need for additional single stream recycling in the Twin Cities and upper Midwest by opening a new state-of-the-art system in a 70,000 square-foot facility, one of the largest systems of its kind in the state.

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Galbreath Debuts Loaded Container Handler

Galbreath SLCH with Container
Galbreath SLCH with Container

Galbreath, a Wastequip brand, and manufacturer of hoists, container handlers and trailers, recently announced the launch of the SLCH Loaded Container Handler. This dynamic container handler offers a safer, more efficient, and more cost effective method of transporting, delivering, and placing front- and rear-load containers.

Compatible with both CNG- and diesel-powered engines, Galbreath’s new lightweight loaded container handler has a lower overall height, so it’s ideal for areas with low overhead clearance, as well as container delivery in tight spaces or remote areas where larger trucks would be cumbersome. Plus, it’s designed so the container sits level during transport, effectively minimizing trash spillage. The container bottom is fully supported by dual rails (with replaceable wear strips) for added safety and stability. The container’s center of gravity is in front of the rear axle, maximizing overall weight distribution by putting more weight on the front axle, allowing for safe transport of loaded containers at highway speeds. The design also positions the container farther forward on the truck, keeping rear container overhang within DOT guidelines, so there’s no need for flagging containers or using additional lighting due to illegal overhang in the rear.

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Review of B.C’s container recycling system reveals strong results along with fee and transparency challenges

As it nears its half-century mark, the beverage container deposit-return system in British Columbia, Canada, remains the elder statesman of global recycling and extended producer responsibility programs, boasting a strong overall recovery rate of 84.2 percent. But a new study by the Container Recycling Institute (CRI) raises some concerns about the system, including unprecedentedly high container recycling fees, a lack of transparency in financial reporting and a bloated reserve fund.

CRI undertook the study, titled “The Environmental and Economic Performance of Beverage Container Reuse and Recycling in British Columbia, Canada,” to expand its body of research on best practices for the recovery and quality recycling of packaging materials, and to investigate recent increases in the province’s container recycling fees (CRFs), especially for glass containers.

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Concept Line Feeder from BPS Ideal for Vibratory Feeder Applications

Best Process Solutions (BPS) now offers a Concept Line Feeder (CFL). This line of vibratory feeders solves many of the inherent design flaws in vibratory equipment and can incorporate the advanced Inertial Isolation System (IIS), which eliminates the transfer of the vibratory energy to support structures and buildings.

The units are powered by twin rotating motor vibrators designed to give linear and straight-line type conveyance action. The system is ideal for all vibratory feeder applications and can be seen in operation at www.bpsvibes.com/videos. Available in mild steel and stainless steel, options include dust-tight covers, pan liners, stainless steel noses, standard base and Internal Isolation System.

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Machinex MRF opens in Newfoundland, beginning new era in waste management for province

At the end of August, Central Newfoundland Waste Management (CNWM), in collaboration with the Machinex Group, officially launched its brand new state-of-the-art Material Recovery Facility (MRF), marking the beginning of a new era in waste management in the province.

Honorable Keith Hutchings, Minister of the Department of Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs officially opened the new facility - the second MRF manufactured by Machinex in Newfoundland. The first plant opened in 2010 and is located at Robin Hood Bay in St-John’s Newfoundland.

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Cooper Tire Launches New Roadmaster RM230 WH Waste-Haul Tire

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company is adding to its Roadmaster line of commercial tires with a new entry that is designed specifically to withstand the demands of sanitation trucks. The new RM230 WH is an all-position waste-haul tire available in size 315/80R22.5 with load range L.

“We designed this tire specifically with the steer position in mind, since the life expectancy for many steer tires on sanitation trucks is often gauged in months, not miles,” said Gary Schroeder, Cooper’s Director of Commercial Vehicle and OEM Sales. “For sanitation operators, tires are often the biggest expense, surpassing even fuel in some severe applications. We are confident that customers will see the RM230 WH as an industry leader for this application when the big picture of life expectancy, affordable price and retreadability is considered.”

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New Video Aims to Help Local Law Enforcement Combat Metals Theft

Fighting Metals Theft: Perspectives from Law Enforcement and Industry

As part of a continued and comprehensive effort to fight the crime of metals theft across the country, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industry (ISRI) has released a video, Fighting Metals Theft: Perspectives from Law Enforcement and Industry, aimed at helping local law enforcement address the growing epidemic. ISRI, the Voice of the Recycling Industry™, with assistance of the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), produced the 6:19 video featuring interviews with top law enforcement leaders and recycling industry experts. It also takes a close look at the success the Anne Arundel County Police Department in Maryland has had in fighting metals theft through the creation of a centralized unit.

“Metals theft is a very serious crime that often goes beyond just property damage,” said Brady Mills, director of law enforcement outreach for ISRI. “It is certainly not a victimless crime. To effectively fight metals theft, cooperation and communication is needed among all stakeholders in the community. Where we have seen the most success is where recyclers and law enforcement work together. This video was developed to strengthen that bond and serve as a tool for law enforcement executives in the ongoing fight against this crime.”

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Paladin Attachments Adds CWS and Jewell to Its Brand and Operations Portfolio

Paladin Attachments, a leading manufacturer of couplers and attachments, has announced the integration of CWS Industries and Jewell Manufacturing into its North American business operations. Canadian-based CWS is a manufacturer of highly-engineered attachment products sold through a network of dealers and end-users in the mining, oil and gas, forestry, and construction markets. They have been providing solutions to unique applications and geological conditions for over five decades. Prior to the integration, CWS has been a Paladin Distributor in Western Canada since being acquired in 2012 by International Equipment Solutions, (IES), Paladin’s parent company. Jewell Manufacturing, based in Portland, Oregon, provides custom machines and attachments for the world’s harshest environments including the forestry, demolition, scrap recycling, material handling and construction industries.

The addition of both strong brands supports Paladin’s continued product diversification objectives and improves its presence in the market as the largest manufacturer of coupler systems and attachment tools. The integration also provides a stronger platform for continued growth within Paladin in their served markets. Customers benefit from service bundling opportunities including design, product sales, installation services and after-market support.

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