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C&D Recycling

After the fort McMurray fire: Taking on demolition and debris recovery

A Link-Belt tracked excavator is part of the Concrete Army’s arsenal of equipment, along with a Cat 336, and attachments from Bateman, Atlas Copco and Vibra-Ram, all from local supplier Terrafirma Equipment Sales & Rentals

The 2016 Horse River Fire, which ravaged the Wood Buffalo Region of Northern Alberta and Saskatchewan, and which burned through the city of Fort McMurray, Alberta, destroyed close to 600,000 hectares by the time it was over. On May 1, 2016, the wildfire began southwest of Fort McMurray. On May 3 it swept through the community, destroying approximately 2,400 homes and businesses, and forced the largest wildfire evacuation in Albertan history.

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Electronics Recycling

Sims president Steve Skurnac keynote speaker at E-Scrap 2016

SIMS president Steve Skurnac was a keynote speaker at this year's E-Scrap 2016 conference, held in New Orleans, September 20-22.

Steve Skurnac, president of Sims Recycling Solutions (SRS), was a keynote speaker in the opening panel discussion at the E-Scrap 2016 conference in New Orleans, held September 20-22. As the largest show for the electronics scrap industry, the 14th annual E-scrap 2016 Conference gathered industry professionals from across the globe to meet and discuss industry issues, topics and trends.

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Glass Recycling
Metals Recycling
Plastics Recycling

​TOMRA Announces Redeem Machine Loyalty Program for Supermarkets

U.S. consumers in deposit states can already redeem their beverage containers for their deposit value, helping to ensure that those materials are recycled. Now, those consumers can earn even greater rewards for redeeming deposit containers, creating incentives that could potentially improve recycling rates across the country.

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Organics Recycling

​Rotochopper hosts 6th annual Demo Day showcasing latest in grinders and shredders for organics

With over 200 attendees, Rotochopper’s 6th annual Demo Day, held recently in Minnesota, was its largest event yet, bringing in guests from all over the world to see the “Perfect In One Pass” advantage live and in person, and to learn how to maximize the profit in their waste materials. This year's Demo Day began with tours of the company's state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, giving attendees the opportunity to see Rotochopper grinders in every stage of manufacture, from cutting to final inspection and testing. The facility tours also allowed guests to meet the teams who design, build and support their equipment.

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Newly acquired Canadian dealers expand New Way’s North American reach

New Way’s Mammoth front loader is designed with one-piece, curved shell body side construction for strength and a streamlined appearance.

New Way Trucks, with manufacturing and headquarters based out of Iowa, continues to expand their North American dealer network with the addition of authorized dealers in Quebec, Ontario and Alberta. Ginove, which previously entered into a partnership with New Way on their ROTO PAC auger-driven automated side loader, will service Quebec, Twin Equipment will handle truck service and distribution for New Way in Ontario and Wastevac Industrial Ltd. will cover Alberta. Twin Equipment has dealerships located in Scarborough and Ottawa, while Wastevac is based out of Edmonton.

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Metals Recycling

New Fuchs MHL390 F material handler largest and most productive in Fuchs line

The new Fuchs MHL390 F material handler features standard operating weights ranging from 76.2 to 87 t, and offers up to a 22-m reach for large scrap yards.

Purpose-built to deliver the long reach and high lift capacities required in port and high production scrap handling applications, the new heavy-duty Fuchs MHL390 F material handler unseats the MHL380 handler as the largest and most productive machine in the Fuchs product line. With standard operating weights ranging from 167,990 to 191,000 lb (76.2 to 87 t), this new market standard for high capacity handling offers up to a 72.2-ft (22-m) reach for large scrap yards, and up to a 80.4-ft (24.5-m) reach, with a banana boom configuration, to efficiently reach deep into a vessel’s hull in port applications.

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Target joins The Recycling Partnership as first retail partner

The Recycling Partnership, a U.S. national nonprofit committed to improving curbside residential recycling, has welcomed Target Corporation, its first retail company member. With the addition of Target, members of The Recycling Partnership now represent the entire recycling system for consumer packaging, including manufacturers, brands, retailers, and the recycling industry. This means that members of every sector have committed to working together to make recycling stronger and recover more materials for manufacturing.

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Organics Recycling

Green Mountain Technologies introduces new portable in-vessel composting system

The Intermodal Earth Flow is currently available in 20', 40' and 53' lengths.

GMT has developed a portable system for composting food waste at resorts, mining camps, military bases and other remote communities. The Intermodal Earth Flow uses a re-purposed shipping container to make shipping easy and to reduce costs. The Earth Flow system is equipped with fully automated mixing, aeration and moisture addition systems for optimal compost process management and odor control. The shipping container is lined with insulation and stainless steel for a long service life.

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National Waste & Recycling Association honors very best in recycling

The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) recently honoured innovators and leaders in recycling at the 2nd Annual Waste360 Recycling Summit in Austin, Texas, from September 19-21. Four awards and three honourable mentions were given to companies that have made substantial contributions to American recycling through partnerships, public education, innovations in recycling equipment and innovations in recycling facilities. Winners were selected by a panel of judges who are professionals in the waste and recycling industry as well as from other technology and education organizations. Twenty-one applications were received for the four awards.

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Metals Recycling

Recycling with a ‘can’ do attitude

Two Volvo L70H wheel loaders move raw material onsite.

Few of us give much thought to popping a can of our favorite fizzy drink and tossing the remnants into a recycle bin. However, it’s precisely what happens after the can hits the bin that Smelter Service Corporation is interested in.

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Republic Services' Southern Nevada Recycling Center receives industry facility of the year award

Republic Services, Inc. is pleased to announce that the National Waste and Recycling Association (NWRA) has named Republic Services' Southern Nevada Recycling Center the winner of the Recycling Facility of the Year Award. The award was presented at the NWRA's annual Waste360 Recycling Summit in Austin, Texas, held September 19-21.

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Plastics Recycling
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Recycling cart manufacturer earns praise for innovation, leadership in rotational molding

The 50P Series recycling carts in the Poly-Trux line earned the coveted front cover story in the 2016 Rotational Molders Ranking issue.

Recycling product manufacturer MODRoto was featured as the front cover story in the 2016 Rotational Molders Ranking issue of Plastics News, the magazine reporting on trends and innovations in the plastics industry worldwide. Revisiting the company that pioneered the use of rotational molding for manufacturing recycling carts with its Poly-Trux(R) 50P Series, the in-depth story titled “Pushing the Cart Forward” announced “It's a new era for a tried-and-true brand” for MODRoto under the leadership of President and COO J.R. Ryan. The story by Gayle S. Putrich covered the company's recent process innovations, plans for growth, emphasis on skilled, dedicated team members, and its key product lines, referring to its carts as the backbone of the business.

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National Waste & Recycling Association goes global

Membership to the National Waste & Recycling Association has now gone global. According to the U.S.-based association, international attendance has grown to more than 1,000 attendees each year at North America’s largest waste and recycling conference, WasteExpo, and there is growing demand for NWRA’s information and content around the world. The organization is now offering International Affiliate Membership in NWRA, and now has affiliate members in Europe, Africa and Australia.

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Eaton GH100 and GH101 hoses for high-percentage biodiesel blend and high-temperature oil applications

Unlike standard fuel hoses that only last 1-2 years in both high-percentage biodiesel blend and high-temperature applications, GH100 and GH101 hoses are tested and engineered for maximum performance, thanks to a unique polymer that more effectively resists degradation.

Power management company Eaton has announced the launch of the GH100 and GH101 hoses for high-percentage biodiesel blend and high-temperature oil applications. Unlike standard fuel hoses that only last 1-2 years, Eaton’s GH100 and GH101 solutions are engineered for maximum performance in systems with a variety of fuel types, featuring a unique polymer that more effectively resists degradation.

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