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Machinex upgrades the Cascades Recovery MRF in Ottawa featuring the widest optical sorter in the industry

Machinex was appointed by Cascades Recovery to complete a major retrofit of their containers sorting line.
Machinex was appointed by Cascades Recovery to complete a major retrofit of their containers sorting line.

Machinex has recently installed and started up a container sorting line at Cascades Recovery in Ottawa. The dual stream system, which serves the curbside program for the City of Ottawa, receives approximately 20,600 tons of containers per year. Machinex is also proud to announce the installation of the widest optical sorter on the market to date, a 3.2 meter wide MACH Hyspec, within this system.

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McNeilus brings nine vehicles and 25 years of refuse service and innovation to WasteExpo 2016

McNeilus is bringing nine vehicles, including a restored PacStar Rear Loader, and 25 years of refuse service and innovation to WasteExpo at the Las Vegas Convention Center, June 7-9 in Las Vegas.
McNeilus is bringing nine vehicles, including a restored PacStar Rear Loader, and 25 years of refuse service and innovation to WasteExpo at the Las Vegas Convention Center, June 7-9 in Las Vegas.

McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., is bringing 25 years of service and innovation to WasteExpo 2016, June 7-9 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Celebrating 25 years in the refuse industry, the company will showcase two McNeilus vehicles in booth #1402 – a restored PacStar Rear Loader and an enhanced Meridian Front Loader – as well as an IMT Dominator mechanics truck. Six additional McNeilus vehicles will be featured in partner booths throughout the tradeshow.

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Recycling Research Foundation silent auction helps fund scholarship program

The Recycling Research Foundation (RRF) has announced that it raised more than $16,000 through its annual silent auction held during the ISRI Convention and Exposition. The money raised will help fund its National Foundation Scholarships and National Veterans Stipend, as well as research designed to benefit the industry. RRF, a nonprofit closely associated with the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), promotes the art and science of scrap processing and recycling through the research, sponsorships, technical assistance, and educational programs for the purpose of advancing the industry.

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TOMRA Sorting Recycling wins China's prestigious Ringier Technology Innovation award for AUTOSORT FLAKE

Amy Guan, TOMRA Sorting Recycling China, accepting the Ringier Technology Innovation award for the AUTOSORT Flake.
Amy Guan, TOMRA Sorting Recycling China, accepting the Ringier Technology Innovation award for the AUTOSORT Flake.

TOMRA Sorting Recycling has been declared a winner in the ´2016 Ringier Technology Innovation Awards – Plastics Industry'. New to the 2016 awards was the category for Recycling Machinery, which TOMRA Sorting Recycling won for their highly innovative AUTOSORT FLAKE sorting system which was launched and introduced to the market in China in 2015. The award was presented at a ceremony in Shanghai, on March 17th.

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WasteExpo 2016 to feature 4th Annual Composting & Organics Recycling Conference and Food Recovery Forum

WasteExpo 2016 is upcoming, June 6-9 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Visitors to North America's largest waste and recycling industry trade show will benefit from an increased focus on organics recycling and composting, and will have the opportunity to meet with more than 600 equipment vendors and service providers scheduled to attend. WasteExpo features the latest equipment, products and technologies for the solid waste, composting, organics and recycling industries. This year’s 4th Annual Composting & Organics Recycling Conference will include a Food Recovery Forum, which will focus on efforts to reduce food loss and waste in the U.S. and to recover food residuals for beneficial reuse, as part of three days of educational and technical sessions.

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Coast Waste Management Association welcomes new board members

Left to Right: Mark Kurschner, Jeff Ainge, Jerry Kupiak, Anke Bergner, Jacqueline Tudor-Jones, Peter Grant, Will Burrows, Harmony Huffman & Avery Gottfried
Left to Right: Mark Kurschner, Jeff Ainge, Jerry Kupiak, Anke Bergner, Jacqueline Tudor-Jones, Peter Grant, Will Burrows, Harmony Huffman & Avery Gottfried

The Coast Waste Management Association (CWMA), a membership association serving the solid waste and recycling industry in coastal British Columbia, is pleased to welcome three new directors to serve a two year term and help guide the association in the coming years.

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Metals Recycling

LEFORT America Mobile 1000 shear/baler/logger latest addition for Derichebourg Recycling USA

Derichebourg Recycling USA, Inc. provides waste collection and recycling services.
Derichebourg Recycling USA, Inc. provides waste collection and recycling services.

Looking to increase their production, Derichebourg Recycling USA, Inc. out of Oklahoma City, recently purchased a LEFORT Mobile 1000 shear/baler/logger. According to LEFORT America, who visited the Derichebourg site last week, with its shear force of 1,000 tons and a production rate higher than anything else on the market, the results were seen immediately. Derichebourg Recycling USA, Inc. provides waste collection and recycling services for customers around the U.S, offering cleaning, collection, sorting, recycling, and conversion services for ferrous metal scrap, aluminum scrap, computers, plastics, and industrial waste.

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The circular economy in focus

Brock Macdonald - CEO of the Recycling Council of British Columbia.
Brock Macdonald - CEO of the Recycling Council of British Columbia.

From its roots in 1974, The Recycling Council of British Columbia (RCBC) has always been about the elimination of waste. It still is. But rather than focus on end-of-the-pipe solutions, the RCBC has adopted a more holistic systems-thinking approach, focusing on a circular economy as its overarching strategy.

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Why go purpose-built?

The Fuchs MHL 331. Tire-driven, purpose-built material handlers enable operators to get around a scrap yard up to four times faster than with a tracked excavator.
The Fuchs MHL 331. Tire-driven, purpose-built material handlers enable operators to get around a scrap yard up to four times faster than with a tracked excavator.

There comes a point in the evolutionary growth of a scrap yard or recycling facility where an important decision about the way it handles material must be made. Does the operation stick with what it knows, and add more of the same type of equipment and more operators and labourers to keep up with increased material inflow, or does it make an investment in equipment specifically designed to handle scrap and recyclable material?

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Delivering automated collection in three months

Paul Palazzo and Norm Lee led the implementation of Peel’s new automated curbside collection program, now serving over 300,000 homes in the region.
Paul Palazzo and Norm Lee led the implementation of Peel’s new automated curbside collection program, now serving over 300,000 homes in the region.

Saint-Damien, Quebec-based IPL Environmental recently pushed the limits of manufacturing and distribution in the waste and recyclables collection industry. In only three months, at the end of 2015, the company was able to successfully deliver more than 1.2 million curbside wheeled carts and kitchen containers to 317,000 homes in the Region of Peel, Ontario. According to IPL, this rollout represents an unprecedented achievement in the North American cart market in terms of the time frame it had to complete the project.

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Canada Fibers to commission 100,000 square-foot, first-of-its-kind facility

Canada Fibers Ltd. has announced that it has commissioned a 100,000 square foot operation north of Toronto to recover recyclable materials from municipal solid waste that is presently being sent to landfill. According to the company, this highly mechanized facility is the first of its kind in Canada, and will enable Canada Fibers to help its growing municipal and commercial customer base to improve both sustainability and economics.

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