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WENDT Corporation Launches Redesigned Website

WENDT Corporation Launches Redesigned Website

The  WENDT Corporation, a manufacturer and systems integrator of scrap metal processing equipment, has announced the launch of their redesigned website wendtcorp.com. The new site features extensive product information and improved navigation and functionality for the ultimate user experience. "In July, WENDT celebrated 40 years in business and we thought it was the perfect opportunity to redesign the site to be a better representation of the company we are today," said Val Andrews, Marketing Coordinator. The easy to browse site, provides a platform where customers can benefit from more comprehensive and richer online content. Visitors can navigate through WENDT's vast portfolio of products and solutions for automobile shredding and scrap metal processing, advanced metal recovery, wire chopping, aluminum shredding and sorting and other applications. "We've designed the site to be dynamic and flexible as we continue to grow and increase our market presence," Andrews added.

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​Top 10 Take-Action Tips for Waste Reduction Week in Canada

​Top 10 Take-Action Tips for Waste Reduction Week in Canada

Canadians generate a lot of waste. On average, every Canadian will generate 720 kg (1,587 lbs.) of waste that goes to landfill, which is equal weight to a full grown female giraffe. In the spirit of Waste Reduction Week in Canada here are ten easy take-action tips that will reduce our reliance on landfills and help you adopt more environmentally conscious choices.

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Glass Recycling

​New sorting center for glass recovery planned for west of Montreal

​New sorting center for glass recovery planned for west of Montreal

Éco Entreprises Québec (EEQ) recently announced they will provide Ville de Montréal with a complete leading-edge glass sorting and cleaning system, as part of the construction of a new sorting centre in Lachine. This three million dollar investment will contribute to the optimization and performance of selective collection in the region.

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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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Wood Recycling

Repurposing the screen

Terry Gillis, GM at Recovery 1, Inc., Tacoma, Washington, has seen the market change - a lot. Back in 1998 Recovery 1 was focused on wood waste recovery and had purchased two gyratory BM&M Chip Screens to provide final sizing of fuel chips before they were delivered to the stock pile.  A vibratory screen provided 6-inch + material to a 1,000 hp hammer mill and 6-inch minus material to a 500 hp rotary hog. As Recovery 1's processed wood exited the grinders, it was delivered to one of the two BM&M screens for final sizing (to 2-inch minus).  

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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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​When To Replace Forklift Forks

​When To Replace Forklift Forks

The forklift fork is often overlooked and under-inspected. Many are unaware of how often one should inspect their forks, and how to inspect them. Federal law (OSHA Standards 29 CFR 1910.178) mandates that forklift forks which see around-the-clock use should be inspected on a per-operation basis. As part of a pre-operation inspection, forklift forks should ideally be inspected for signs of cracks, bends, excessive wear or damage to either the fork tine or the positioning lock when using an ITA mounted fork.

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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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Vermeer offers brush chipper with gas engine

Vermeer offers brush chipper with gas engine

Vermeer continues to expand its line of gas chippers with the introduction of the BC1800XL gas brush chipper — its largest, most powerful gas model to-date. Sharing the same performance qualities as its diesel counterpart, the new Vermeer BC1800XL gas brush chipper is the right machine for large-diameter chipping jobs, ranging from land clearing to tree care operations.

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Understanding the changing catalytic converter landscape - Part II

PMR's photo-grading application being utilized to obtain converter values.

Over the years there have been many myths, misconceptions and legends in the converter business, which has translated into a problem for scrapyard owners and managers around the world. Who can be trusted with highly valuable cores? Buyers of all sorts have been knocking down doors for years offering "the best price" or "most money" for converters. With so many buyers out there, how can scrapyards possibly separate the wheat from the chaff? This article will give an insider's perspective on the top 10 common misconceptions in the catalytic converter recycling business, and how to actually get the most dollars for your cats.

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