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

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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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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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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Galbreath Introduces Roll-Off Container Locking System

Galbreath, a Wastequip brand, and manufacturer of hoists, container handlers, and trailers, has announced the launch of the ROC-LOC Roll-Off Container Locking System. This patent-pending, DOT-compliant system offers a simple, low maintenance method for securing roll-off containers for transport.

Compatible with most brands of cable hoists, hook hoists, and trailers, Galbreath’s new ROC-LOC has air-actuated, auto-system airbags that ensure contact with the container and require less maintenance compared to similar products on the market – driver doesn’t have to manually secure the container, saving time and money. The economical ROC-LOC requires only 60 psi of air pressure, and has two single-acting airbags to keep each arm in the “hold” position. It is mounted to the side of the hoist frame, and below the top of the side rollers, and has independent hooks to ensure contact with the container’s long sills. It is simple to maintain and service, and is engineered to protect the air bags from costly damage. Unlike competitive products, Galbreath’s ROC-LOC works well in cold climates.

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New ISRI Video Encourages Civic Engagement Among Recyclers

ISRI Advocacy: Become the Voice of the Recycling Industry

With an eye toward amplifying its voice on Capitol Hill and encouraging engagement in the legislative process, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) recently released a new video, ISRI Advocacy: Become the Voice of the Recycling Industry. The video highlights the importance of recyclers reaching out to their members of Congress to discuss the issues facing the industry.

“The recycling industry is a very powerful voice on Capitol Hill when individual members speak up,” said Scott Horne, Vice President of Government Relations and General Counsel for ISRI. “ISRI members have great stories to tell and it is an important responsibility to share those stories with members of Congress. Every day decisions are being made in Washington that could impact the recycling industry, and our members need to educate Congress on what it is they do to help the economy and environment, and how the decisions made by the government impact real lives.”

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Strongco Announces Expansion of SENNEBOGEN Distribution Relationship into Quebec

Strongco Corporation has announced it has entered into an agreement with SENNEBOGEN LLC to be the exclusive dealer for the full range of green line material handlers for much of the Province of Quebec, north of the Greater Montreal Area and in portions of southern Quebec.

The arrangement builds on the existing agreements that Strongco has with SENNEBOGEN in Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island, and further extends the Company's geographic reach in the forestry, scrap, ports and recycling markets in Canada.

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