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C&D Recycling

Spectecular showcase at Hillhead for Terex Washing Systems

AggreSand 206 washing system

The spotlight was firmly on Terex Washing Systems (TWS) at the recent Hillhead Show, Buxton, UK, as TWS made a show stopping showcase at the world’s largest working quarry show. The 2016 Hillhead exhibition proved to be a major success for TWS due to the tremendous interest in its products. The show provided the stage for the world premiere of the Terex AggreScalp scalping unit, the Finesmaster UltraFines recovery system alongside the Terex AggreSand 206 washing system.

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North American battery recycling reaches new collection heights

A record 3.3 kilograms (7.3 million pounds) of single-use and rechargeable batteries recycled at the mid-year mark, an increase of 20 percent compared to the same time period last year, reports Call2Recycle, Inc., the first and largest consumer battery stewardship organization serving the U.S. and Canada. This achievement contributes to the more than 52 million kilograms (115 million pounds) of batteries diverted from U.S. and Canadian landfills and responsibly recycled by the organization over the past 20 years.

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MSW Recycling

New online calculator helps municipalities quantify financial benefits of buying waste and recycling carts directly

Toter, a Wastequip brand and manufacturer of products used in the collection of waste, recycling, and organics, has added a new online calculator to its website to allow municipalities to quantify the financial savings of buying trash carts directly from Toter rather than purchasing or renting them from a commercial hauler.

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Organics Recycling

From mushrooms to rooftops

Compost Supply acquired a Doppstadt SM 726 trommel screen to expand their capacity.

From the lowly mushroom to high up on the rooftops, Compost Supply has found quite a few applications for their products over the years. Their first foray into compost was to provide Campbell’s (yes, that Campbell’s) with a mushroom growth medium; most recently, they became the licensed regional blender of rooflite soil for eco roof systems. What has remained consistent over that more than three decades of evolution is their steady commitment to creating a quality product. And as the variety of available source fractions has grown, additional effort and attention has gone into making sure the ratios and mixes still result in a valuable outcome.

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MSW Recycling

BHS Systems win gold and silver excellence awards from SWANA

SWANA Excellence Awards Program recognizes outstanding solid waste programs and facilities with environmentally and economically sound solid waste management practices.

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has announced the 2016 winners of the association’s annual Excellence Awards. San Jose, California-based Zanker Recycling was awarded the Recycling System Gold Award, the top honor, for its Demolition Recycling Operation. Silver was awarded to California-based Athens Services’ Sun Valley Mixed Materials Recovery Facility (MRF). Both systems were designed, engineered, manufactured and installed by Bulk Handling Systems (BHS).

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Solid Waste & Recycling

Lehigh Technologies and HERA Holding announce joint venture to meet growing European demand for Micronized Rubber Powder

Lehigh Technologies, a specialty chemicals company that produces sustainable raw materials from end-of-life tires and post-industrial rubber, has announced that it has formed a joint venture with HERA Holding, a waste to resources company, to construct and operate the first Micronized Rubber Powder (MRP) production facility in Europe. The joint venture, Lehigh Spain, is building a production facility in Murillo del Fruto, Spain, to meet growing demand for MRP from industrial customers across the EU and neighboring regions. Lehigh Spain will also continue to develop new markets for the PolyDyne and MicroDyne product ranges, focusing on delivering high-performance, low-cost, sustainable raw materials for applications in the tire, asphalt and other industrial end uses.

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Air Quality

Casella sampling pump encourages employee compliance when monitoring for airborne hazardous substances

Casella Apex2 personal sampling pump to monitor dust exposure in the workplace.

The personal sampling pump remains an essential tool in calculating exposure levels for airborne hazardous substances, yet employees must be receptive to wearing the device for results to be valid, according to Casella CEL, a manufacturer of safety monitoring equipment.

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Waste-to-energy

Sustainable partners selects Veolia to boost performance of Michigan waste-to-energy facility

Veolia recently signed a 5-year contract with Lowell Energy AD, managed by Sustainable Partners (SPART) of Grand Rapids, Michigan, for the operations and maintenance of its Lowell Energy Anaerobic Digester. Commissioned in 2015, the Lowell Energy biogas-to-electricity facility has sought to maximize its 800KW power output capacity. Under the contract, Veolia is charged with improving performance of the anaerobic digestion system to increase biogas and power output.

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Waste-to-energy

New municipal waste thermal treatment system in Poznan, Poland gets help from Doosan equipment

The Doosan equipment will support the proper functioning of the Municipal Waste Thermal Treatment Plant in Poznan, Poland.

According to the guidelines of the European Union, Poland has adopted an act preventing the storage of municipal waste with a calorific value of more than 6 MJ/kg, ensuring instead that it must be subject to other types of treatment. To meet this requirement, a new system of municipal waste management called MWTTP – Municipal Waste Thermal Treatment Plant, has been created in the Polish city of Poznan. New Doosan branded machines are part of the operation at the new plant.

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Electronics & Cars Recycling 2016 to explore challenges and opportunities in Asia-Pacific region

 The 2016 conference will feature speakers from Asia and around the world.

The world’s reliance on electronic products and digital information continues to feed into the corresponding challenge of how best to recycle the electric- and battery-powered devices that touch all aspects of daily life. Along with electronics, the automotive sector in Asia has grown tremendously in the past 10 years, bringing with it the responsibilities inherent in properly handling end-of-life vehicles (ELVs).

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