Fines in a cogeneration power station create more ash. That was the problem facing Marin Sanitary Service back in 1999 and 2000. Marin, a California-based family-owned company, had installed a complete Jeffrey Radar system in 1987, including hammermill, chain conveyor and vibratory screen, to manage their curbside green waste business as well as the construction-and-demolition (C&D) waste in Marin's Resource Recovery Center.
Organics Recycling News
For 16 years Waste Reduction Week in Canada has been highlighted in calendars to remind and encourage everyone on the importance of reducing waste. Canadians are proud of their environment and have been recognized around the world for recycling programs. However, work can still be done; among OECD countries Canada ranks 26 out of 35 by only recycling and composting 24 per cent of its municipal waste.
Waste & Recycling Expo Canada, co-located with Municipal Equipment Expo Canada, is the country's only trade event serving the waste, recycling and public works markets. This year's event takes place at the Scotiabank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls, Ontario, October 25 to 26.
Toronto — Ontario has a waste problem. Every year, the province produces nearly one tonne of waste per person, and three-quarters of this waste ends up in landfills. In 2016, the Waste-Free Ontario Act (Bill 151) was passed, setting an ambitious goal of a circular economy that sends zero waste to landfill.
Alberta remains the most wasteful province in Canada, with a per-capita waste generation of just under 1,000 kg/person/year, compared to a Canadian average of 700 kg, and a Nova Scotia rate of under 400 kg. This represents significant environmental impact, a huge waste of resources and lost economic opportunity.
Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) has launched the BHS Value Series, a series of six videos that gives viewers an inside look into the real value-drivers behind a materials recovery facility (MRF) investment. The story is told through dozens of interviews with the people of BHS, Nihot, National Recover Technologies (NRT) and Zero Waste Energy (ZWE). The first chapter, Integration, is available on BHS' website.
Rotochopper, Inc. hosted their 7th annual Demo Day on September 13th. Approximately 120 customers and prospects from the US and Canada attended the event with the theme "See Red Go Green". The day began with tours of the state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, providing attendees the opportunity to see Rotochopper grinders in every stage of manufacture, from cutting to final inspection and testing. The facility tours also provided guests the opportunity to meet the teams who design, build, and support their Rotochopper equipment.
A new wheel loader scale that easily installs into the host hydraulic system and features a compact and robust touch-display digital readout that mounts right in the cab is being introduced by Alliance Scale, Inc. of Canton, MA.
EUGENE, Oregon - Peterson Pacific Corp. has announced the all-new Peterson 6310B Drum Chipper which is suited for high volume biomass producers who have a wide variety of feed material, from logs up to 36″ (91 cm) in diameter, to brush and small feedstock.
Vermeer is expanding its line of recycling equipment with the addition of a new trommel screen. Outfitted with a 74 hp (55 kW) Deutz TD 2.9L Tier 4 Final (EU Stage IV) engine, the powerful Vermeer TR5300 trommel screen delivers a drum speed of 0-24 rpm to handle multiple material types. The trommel screen's conveyors have the ability to lower parallel to the ground giving the operator more control over dust and wind, while also allowing for easier maintenance area access.
At the start of October, the environmental technology company Doppstadt will be launching its new mobile shredder solutions — the AK 560 and AK 635 EcoPower shredders, with the latest technical updates and a new rear conveyor option. Doppstadt's AK 635 comes with an eight-meter rear conveyor as standard, and the AK 560 can be fitted with a six-meter rear conveyor.
The world of organics recycling will be opening its doors to conference delegates to the upcoming NATIONAL ORGANICS RECYCLING CONFERENCE to be held in Calgary Alberta from September 18th to 20th, 2017.
Eugene, Oregon - The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has announced the winners of the 2017 Excellence Awards for the best recycling systems built in North America. Taking home the top honors are two systems designed, manufactured and installed by Bulk Handling Systems (BHS). GreenWaste Recovery's Single Stream Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), located in San Jose, California, was named the Gold Award recipient by SWANA. The Silver Award went to the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA) for the agency's 25-ton-per-hour (tph) Single Stream MRF in Pensacola, Florida.
In the early 2000s, John Desrosiers recognized the need for a reliable organics recycling operation in the greater Tampa/Sarasota market in Florida. In their first few years, 1 Stop Landscape Supply would take in green waste and other organic materials and reprocess it into useful mulch and soil amendments. Composting soon followed on a small scale at their 10-acre site. Today, 1 Stop operates a 100-acre facility and has the equipment and expertise to recycle almost any organic waste, and even reprocess concrete into a consistent 250 paver sand. Food waste recycling is next.
Rotochopper has announced the launch of their Generation 2 Colorizer. The Generation 2 Colorizer builds on the success of the original Rotochopper patent by increasing throughput capacity without sacrificing single-pass coverage. The original Colorizer patent gives Rotochopper grinders the exclusive advantage of injecting colourant directly in the grinding chamber, using the force of the grinding process to evenly coat all mulch particles.
Given today's demanding wastewater treatment regulatory landscape, proper handling of sludge is a very important component of the design and operation of any size of wastewater treatment plant (W.W.T.P.) municipality. The ultimate mission of any such plant is to separate solids from water, and to disinfect both to different degrees by removing organic and inorganic contaminants−which may be hazardous or toxic to humans or have detrimental effects on the environment.
To help reduce the likelihood of major machine damage caused by certain metal contaminants entering the hammermill, Vermeerhas introduced the Damage Defense system - an option now available for tub and horizontal grinders. If the mill comes in contact with metal while grinding, the Damage Defense system will alert the grinder control and automatically initiate the shutdown process. The system idles the engine down, reverses the infeed or tub and disengages the clutch. Once the contaminant is cleared, normal operation can resume.
MISSISSAUGA, ON - Maple Reinders announced that on June 29th, the Chinook Resource Management Group, a special purpose company of which Maple Reinders PPP Ltd. is a partner, achieved substantial completion on time and on budget for the City of Calgary's Source Separated Organics (SSO) and Class A Biosolids in-vessel composting facility. This project was delivered under a DBFOM* Public-Private Partnership (P3) model. In addition to being the first composting facility to be delivered under the P3 model in Canada, it is also the largest of its kind in North America, demonstrating the City of Calgary's commitment to sustainability and the diversion of renewable resources from landfill disposal.
Without question, the shredder plays a central role in the ever-evolving business of recycling and waste management, not only for processing metals, ELVs and tires but also for size reduction of an increasingly wide range of materials. The latest models easily handle everything from plastics and fibre, e-waste and ASR (auto shredder residue) to organics and biomass, as well as C&D debris and solid waste for refuse-derived fuel (RDF) applications.