Campbell River residents were among the lowest of the low when it came to the amount of unacceptable material in blue bin recycling boxes last year, making our community’s curbside recycling program among the very best and most efficient in the province.
Morbark, LLC, has announced it will be placing a greater emphasis on providing forestry, recycling and tree care customers with the option of purchasing factory-refurbished and remanufactured equipment. For many years, Morbark has been restoring customer-owned equipment, trade-in machines and acquired units back to a field-ready state. The company’s dedication of personnel and resources to this business initiative is in response to the increasing demand for this type of equipment.
As the old maxim goes, time is money. When it comes to equipment, operating time is certainly money – but the machine must be running and working to bring that money in.
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.
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.
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.
Plexus Recycling Technologies and Germany-based WTT (Waste Treatment Technologies) have agreed to collaborate on systems in North America.
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.
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).
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.
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.