Organics recycling has long left its pioneering days, with the risky early times being nurtured by a roster of individual entrepreneurs, both in the private as well as public sector, who saw the potential, understood the "rightness" and stepped up to make good change happen.
Organics Recycling News
Envirem Organics Inc. was born out of the construction industry. In 1994, Bob Kiely, the company’s current president and GM, started at Envirem Technologies, Inc., part of a New Brunswick-based construction firm involved in contaminated soil remediation. Envirem Technologies then evolved into Envirem Organics in 2010, of which Bob Kiely is founder and owner.
KINSHOFER offers a wide range of attachments, from tiny cable buckets for landscaping construction excavators with just 1-t operating weight, up to giant clamshell buckets and monstrous scrap shears for excavators with up to 100-t operating weight. For handling biomass on industrial or harbour sites, choosing the right attachment for the job depends on the kind of “mass” you want to grab. Wherever giant cranes, pneumatic vacuum elevators (grain blowers) or conveyors are not available or possible, classical grabbing devices should be the first choice. Attached to an excavator, their mobility makes them extra attractive.
Kinshofer GmbH, based out of Germany, and the U.S.A. based company Solesbee’s Equipment and Attachments, LLC. announced today that they have signed a definite agreement to merge. Under the terms of the agreement Kinshofer has acquired more than 96% of the LLC Units of Solesbee’s.
Otto Environmental Systems North America, Inc. proudly announces the newest addition to its 2-wheel residential container offering, the 35-gallon Edge. Designed for food waste segregation, this fully-sealed container features an external catch bar that minimizes internal curvature and increases material flow. As well, the 35-gallon Edge is optimized for fully-automated collection programs. The 35-gallon, which replaces Otto’s 35-Evolution and 32-Classic models, expands Otto’s Edge product line by providing municipalities and private haulers a wider selection of container size options with one succinct look. The new container meets all ANSI dimensional requirements.
Screening and crushing industry leader McCloskey International has continued its expansion over the past three years, with close to 35% growth overall, increased market share, major investments in its manufacturing facilities, and the introduction of a new division. In lockstep with this growth was the addition of over 30 dealers to the global distribution network.
Liebherr's new L538 Wheel Loader is Tier 4f/Stage IV emission regulations compliant and is one of the three models representing the new generation of mid-size loaders. During Conexpo, Liebherr showcased the new L 538 mid-size loader with a Z-bar linkage for standard applications. The L 538 has a respective tipping load of 20,945 lb and a bucket capacity of 3.4 yd³. The three models comprising the new generation of mid-size loaders are: the L 526, L 538 and L 546.
IPL Inc., a North American producers of injection-molded plastic products, has announced that it has won a major contract for providing organic wheeled carts to The City of Calgary, Alberta. The contract, worth 13 million dollars, includes key production and delivery of 325,000 organic rolling carts intended for the implementation of a new composting program beginning in summer 2017 in all single-family homes of the city.
ALLU has introduced the new, patented ALLU TS® drum assembly construction, which allows customers in construction and recycling applications to achieve flexibility in performing multiple jobs with one unit, just by repositioning standard screening blades. Manufactured for the ALLU D-Series material processor attachment for excavators, loaders and other carriers - Allu screener crusher bucket frames - the core of the ALLU TS technology is the configuration of the screening blades that spin between the screening combs. The end product size is defined by the space between the combs, and different fragment sizes can be achieved simply by repositioning the combs. Because the screening combs carry most of the material weight, the drums and bearings experience less impact and load. The design of the assembly ensures the machine works well in wet and dry materials without clogging.
The UNTHA XR was first brought to market as a robust pre-shredder that could effectively process a myriad of municipal, commercial and industrial wastes in readiness for the alternative fuel production market. But committed to strengthening the profitability of clients’ operations – not just their functional capabilities – the Austrian-headquartered team continued to innovate. In 2014, a ground-breaking shredder was released that could manufacture SRF in a single pass. This feat of engineering halved operators’ capital outlay and reduced energy consumption by up to 50 percent, without any detrimental on throughputs, uptime or product quality and saving. Typical savings of hundreds of thousands of pounds also began to be recouped. A ‘moveable’ version of the technology was brought to market in late 2015, when the XR became the world’s first electrically-driven mobile shredder with the same bottom-line benefits.
If we are to protect our valuable resources and move towards a circular economy – the aim of most people involved in recycling – we cannot ignore the land under our feet. John Irwin from waste management experts, CDEnviro, says that new technology is helping to make it easier to return land to its original state, ready for reuse.
Metso is introducing the M&J FineShred 1550 and 3550 models, the latest single-shaft FineShredders with vertical feed by a pusher. These shredders handle a wide range of different materials and are highly suitable for RDF production. Units can deliver a throughput up to 17 tons per hour - depending on the output size - and have homogeneous output from 10-100 mm.
The EDGE Innovate team travelled the whopping 4,872 miles from their headquarters in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, the world renowned home of crushing and screening, to Las Vegas, the first week of March, to exhibit at the largest construction exhibition in North America; CONEXPO/CON-AGG. Starting from Tuesday 7th March to Saturday 11th March at the Las Vegas Convention Center; EDGE Innovate exhibited its wares at the popular Silver Lot, Booth #5454. The CONEXPO exhibition, spread over 250,000 square feet, attracted over 128,000 attendees from over 150 countries; all of which came to scan their eye over the newest products in the construction and related industries.
When the Todd family – father Steve and sons Daryl, Royden and Loren – decided four years ago to leave the organics industry and move into a retail business selling and renting equipment for various sectors, they didn’t wander far from their familiar places.
As part of Terex Corporation’s CONEXPO exhibit, Continental Biomass Industries (CBI) will be exhibiting at booth 3382 in the Gold Lot of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Visitors will have the chance to get a close look at anumber of new introductions including the 6800BT Horizontal Grinder, SSQC30 Stump Shear, and the XLP Log & Stump Screw.
Lake Erie Portable Screeners introduces a portable box screener as a smaller, economical alternative to the Pitbull 2300. The Pitbull 2300B has no conveyors and features a smaller frame, allowing it to boast the durability, portability and screening rate of the 2300 at almost half the cost. The new model is simpler, lighter and more compact than the larger version, yet delivers high outputs with a wide range of materials, including topsoil, mulch, gravel, stone and asphalt. The combination of low price and high performance makes the machine ideal for rental centers and small- to mid-sized contractors in industries such as landscaping, construction and excavation.
At CONEXPO 2017, Vermeer is set to introduce the latest addition to the company's horizontal grinder lineup. “Our new grinder is designed for the large scale land clearing contractors to help maximize productivity and efficiency by helping reduce the need for the operator to manipulate the material in the infeed,” said Jeff Bradley, Product Manager for Recycling and Forestry equipment at Vermeer. "All this in a 92,000 lb (41,730.5 kg) class machine powered by 950 hp (708 kw) to power through tough materials. Be sure to stop by booth C32627 to learn more about this new product, as well as the many other products Vermeer will have on display."
OMI Industries, a worldwide leader in providing natural odour abatement solutions, announced that it has officially formed a distribution partnership with Byers Scientific & Manufacturing, a leading designer, engineer and manufacturer of equipment for the industrial odour management industry.
National nonprofit Keep America Beautiful and the United States Composting Council (USCC) announced January 24th that they, along with five other participating nonprofits and government agencies, recommend designating green as the voluntary container colour standard for organics collection containers in the U.S. This initiative was simultaneously announced at the USCC's 25th Annual Conference in Los Angeles, and at the Keep America Beautiful National Conference in Washington, D.C., both taking place through Jan. 26.
Ron Rinell is the owner of Bunyon Bros. Tree Service, headquartered in San Luis Obispo, serving the entire San Luis Obispo County. Tucked neatly between Los Angeles and San Francisco on California's picturesque Central Coast, San Luis Obispo (or SLO to the locals) has something of a reputation for being the happiest town in America. Back in 1990 this was the first city in the world to ban smoking in public buildings. The downtown area is structured to promote pedestrian and bicycle traffic; a nod to the numerous biking and hiking trails in the area. All drive-thru restaurants are banned in the city, and in 2010 the smoking ban was extended to all public outdoor areas as well. Outside the city limits, there’s the Pacific Ocean to the west, mountains to the east, and vineyards all around. The local population of 44,000 love it, and the floods of tourists who visit each year seem to love it as well.