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​SENNEBOGEN'S MAXCAB NOW OFFERS MORE COMFORT

The newly upgraded SENNEBOGEN Maxcab is longer, providing the operator with both more personal space and additional room for creature comforts and storage.

Standard on SENNEBOGEN machines, the updated version of the Maxcab is about 3" (70 mm) longer than the previous generation. The resulting cab expansion not only provides more space for the operator to work comfortably. It also offers additional room for an optional electric cooler behind the seat, as well as additional storage space for other necessities.

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A collective consult

The team at RecycleSmart based out of Richmond, B.C.

Development of a successful corporate climate for recycling can take time and energy, especially for large entities such as hotels and shopping centres. The need to shape a process for sustainable operations, from the office through maintenance to the process of emptying the bins, can be daunting. However, the potential for cost savings alongside successful environmental stewardship is often a big draw for management.

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Grizzly container provides lockable, animal-proof storage for residential waste and recyclables

Grizzly container provides lockable, animal-proof storage for residential waste and recyclables

(Princeton, ON) - Paris Site Furnishings recently introduced the TuffBoxx Grizzly lockable, animal-resistant secure storage container, which is ideal for storage of waste and recyclables for rural residences, cottages, vacation homes, businesses and more.  Constructed of galvanized steel for strength and rust resistance, this model container features 20-cubic foot capacity, gas shocks on all top lid access containers for safe and easy lid control with no pinched fingers.  The lockable lid ensures security in all environments, and a textured powder coat paint finish provides aesthetics and durability. 

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The Value of image-based Sensors

Compology’s web-based software simplifies inventory management.

There's a shift happening in the way we, as individuals and collectively, think about minimizing our impact on our environment. Financial, political and environmental pressures are putting an increasing emphasis on consumers, businesses and governments to be more efficient, produce less waste and handle the waste we do generate more effectively. We see this across all industries, through increasing commitments to sustainable practices, and across all levels of government, through increasing numbers of environmentally-focused programs and mandates.

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​Application-Specific Design for New range of Cat Material Handlers

The new range of Cat® wheel material handlers (MH3022, MH3024, MH3026) maintains the Caterpillar purpose-built philosophy for these machines, while reflecting engineering refinements that tailor them more precisely to specific industrial applications. Further improvements for these 2018 models include features that support rapid return-on-investment and enhance overall performance, versatility, and safety.  

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BHS Mixed Waste system makes Bee'ah MRF largest and most advanced in region

Sharjah, UAE - Sharjah-based environmental management company Bee'ah is processing municipal solid waste (MSW) with the company's recently renovated material recovery facility (MRF). The 75 tonne-per-hour (tph) system is Bee'ah's premier MRF and features the latest in recovery technology from Eugene, Oregon-based Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) and its subsidiaries Nihot and National Recovery Technologies (NRT).

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Celebrating America Recycles Day with "Smart"er recycling: encouraging the donation and recycling of old textiles

Celebrating America Recycles Day with

For this year's 20th National America Recycles Day on November 15, SMART is reminding North Americans not to forget about the importance of reusing and recycling textiles. According to the Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles Association (SMART), a global organization of companies involved in the reuse and recycling of textiles and related secondary materials, almost any textile can be reused and recycled: old clothing, bath towels, bed sheets, stuffed animals, curtains, purses and even bras! 

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New Zero Waste Principles & Practices Certification Course ready for industry

New Zero Waste Principles & Practices Certification Course ready for industry

Kessler Consulting, Inc. (KCI) has developed an innovative Zero Waste Principles & Practices certification course for the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and the California Resource Recovery Association (CRRA). The three-day, ten-module course is designed to assist communities implement innovative strategies and best practices as they work to reach their Zero Waste goals.

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A curbside conversation

IPL’s Mastercart series uses 100 percent recyclable, high-density polyethylene (HDPE) to yield design precision and consistent thicknesses.

While curbside collection carts may appear uncomplicated by nature, they have evolved significantly over the last decade. This is in large part due to the rise of automated systems and the rapid expansion of curbside collection programs around Canada and the U.S. It also has to do with the evolving range of materials collected at the curb, including organics. Curbside collection carts (aka rollout carts) have become easier to handle for residential users, more lightweight yet more durable, as well as more visually appealing and better at keeping out vectors. Sophisticated RFID (radio-frequency identification) and tracking technologies incorporated into carts can also now help cities, waste management companies and haulers manage their carts and their customers. All of this has changed the way the collection industry operates and the way carts for the collection of waste, recyclables and organics are designed.

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THE ROAD TO BETTER PRODUCTION, ACCURACY AND RELIABILITY

Figure 1. Generic layout of an optical scanning machine.

Material recovery facilities (MRFs) are seeing many challenges that directly impact operations. Some of these challenges include: new recycled material quality standards from China, the ratcheting up of voluntary and mandatory local and state recycling goals, lower tolerance for worker injury, increasing volumes and a changing waste stream, disposal bans on organics in landfills, and high demand from emerging energy markets for organics.

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Selecting the Right Solid Tires for Industry Specific Applications

Approximately twenty years ago, those of us working in the off-road heavy equipment industry regularly witnessed a high amount of failures in machines operating on cement or other hard surfaces. Extended steel rims were used with small, hard, rubber wheels. When these rubber tires chipped and chunked, vibrations and bouncing sent shockwaves into the machine, causing shortened life and expensive repairs, not to mention stress on operators. Drivetrain components (U-joints and articulation joints) in particular often suffered from stress cracks caused by vibrations and a bouncing machine. 

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Waste Reduction Week in Canada Celebrates Achievement and Encourages Improvement

Waste Reduction Week in Canada Celebrates Achievement and Encourages Improvement

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.

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​SWANA provides update to States on Chinese import ban

​SWANA provides update to States on Chinese import ban

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has issued an update to state officials concerning the July 18, 2017 notification to the World Trade Organization from China on their intent to ban certain waste imports. The update provides background to states on the Chinese waste ban, details how the ban could impact state and local recycling programs, and suggests action items states should consider to respond to increased market uncertainty.

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Waste & Recycling Expo Canada celebrating 20th anniversary

On the Waste & Recycling Expo Canada show floor in 2016.

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.

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​Tackling food and commercial waste key to Ontario's waste-free future

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. 

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Two-ram balers – rising star of recycling

International Balers IBC two-ram balers are available in both Narrow and Wide-box frame designs with many different sizes, force and power variations to fit every application from small volume operations that need automation to the high demand and rigorous environments of large-scale MRFs.

If there's one thing in common with almost any material collected and processed in a recycling facility, it's this: it is bulky and difficult to handle. When it comes time to ship to end markets, the need to reduce that bulk for the sake of transportation costs and more efficient downstream processing is key. Balers serve this purpose for most recycling facilities. Product goes into the baler's hopper and comes out compacted and neatly squared off for easy storage, shipping and handling. 

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