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Keeping up with the evolution of scrap

Doug and Lawry Slipacoff of Trijan Industries, in front of their Link-Belt excavator with LaBounty mobile shear, used for handling all oversized steel cutting.

Sarnia, Ontario-based Trijan Industries is a family-run business that goes back 100 years and four generations in scrap metal. Doug Slipacoff, part of the latest generation and the current operations manager, says his great grandfather immigrated to Canada and eventually settled in Petrolia, Ontario during the oil boom era where he started collecting scrap metal from worksites using a horse, buggy and a wheelbarrow. Doug's father Lawry, Trijan's president, has now been in the scrap metal business for 44 years and has built Trijan into the company that it is today - one built on knowledge, efficient processes, the latest equipment and high-level customer service. 

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C&D Recycling

MB Crusher launches its 4th edition of the MB-S14 screening bucket

According to Italy-based MB S.p.A, the cleaner and more homogeneous the material obtained after a recycling process is, the more value it will have, both economically and ecologically. Being able to use inert materials of quality - or being able to resell them to third-party companies - is now a deciding factor for being competitive. It is precisely for this reason that having in-house machinery such as the highly productive MB Crusher screening bucket, which can quickly select any material that is homogeneous in size, makes all the difference.

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Rocket that fuels itself by eating space junk is being prepared for its first mission

Neumann Space founder Patrick Neumann working on the cathode-anode-coil assembly of his space-junk eating rocket. Picture courtesy of Horst Burghardt.

The Neumann Drive was developed by South Australian-based startup Neumann Space and feeds on a variety of metals to power itself over long distances. The rocket has been identified for its potential to remove fragmented rocket parts, defunct spacecraft and other space junk adrift in space. It is joining an Airbus mission to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2019 to test its real-world capabilities and collect data. The rocket will be tethered to the ISS for the year-long trial before a free-flight model is tested.

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C&D Recycling

Rockster introduces latest mobile impact crusher model R1000S

The Rockster R1000S mobile impactor crushing concrete.

Now available from Rockster, the new mobile, track-mounted R1000S impact crusher is a follow-up to the R900 model, and is designed to open up new dimensions in crushing, in applications including the recycling of asphalt, concrete and demolition rubble as well as the processing of natural stone. This impactor is designed very compact, so most applications will not need special permits for transportation, and units are based on a fully hydraulic concept with a heavy-duty rotor that provides high performance. Plus, an attached screen box guarantees high quality in one work flow. Using it's screenbox and return belt for defined final grain, the Rockster R1000S is ideal for producing concrete with a final grain size of 0/32 mm.

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​Shred-Tech Accelerates Growth with Opening of New Office in Raleigh

Shred-Tech, a leading manufacturer of high-performance shredding and recycling systems, recently announced plans to expand to a new factory location in Raleigh, NC to meet its increasing customer demands. The new 20,000 square-foot facility supports the company's strategic plan to centralize its used truck and truck refurbishing business in Raleigh while consolidating the existing parts and service business currently based in Apex, NC. This expansion will give Shred-Tech the capacity and resources needed to achieve its growth objectives while improving customer service in the region. The site is located at 4701 Trademark Drive, Raleigh NC. 

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GFL Environmental Continues Strong Growth

GFL Environmental Inc. has announced that it has acquired Johnson Waste Management Ltd., the second largest commercial solid waste service provider in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Johnson Waste has been the leading independent provider of front end and roll off collection services in Manitoba and nearby Kenora, Ontario for over 17 years. GFL will commence servicing the City of Winnipeg municipal collection contract in October 2017 and with its acquisition of Johnson Waste, will offer customers a full range of solid waste services in Manitoba.  "Johnson Waste has been a recognized market leader in Manitoba for its customer service and committed management team led by the Johnson family.  GFL and Johnson Waste share the same philosophy and desire to bring innovation and service excellence to our customers.  We are excited to have Jeff Johnson and all the employees of Johnson Waste join the GFL team." said Patrick Dovigi, GFL's Founder and CEO.    

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Innovative equipment in Quebec City Materials Recycling Facility marks a new era in glass recycling

Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ) has inaugurated an innovative glass processing equipment as part of the implementation of its Innovative Glass Works plan. The Quebec City Materials Recycling Facility (MRF), which is operated by Société VIA, is among the five centres to receive cutting-edge equipment to lead experimental pilot projects with the aim to find a solution for 100% of the glass collected through curbside recycling.

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Cleanaway opens Perth Super MRF

Cleanaway has opened a new 50-tonne-per-hour Single Stream Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in Perth, Western Australia. Designed, manufactured and installed by Eugene, Oregon-based Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) the facility, known as the Perth MRF, is able to process 250,000-tonnes-per-year, enough capacity to sort all of the city's residential recyclables. 

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Glass Recycling

Glass Recycling Coalition Launches New Decision-Making Tool

The US based Glass Recycling Coalition (GRC) has announced the release of an online decision-making tool to help recycling program managers evaluate or optimize their glass recycling programs. Developed with the help of GRC members and guidance from the GRC's Government Advisory Council, the decision-making tool is equipped with best practices, interactive data, contract considerations and more.

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Used Oil Recycling: Good for the Environment, Good for Business

Terrapure’s North Vancouver used oil re-refinery is the world’s first commercial-scale re-refinery to use vacuum distillation and hydro-treating to recover base oil from used lubricating oil.

Proper management of industrial waste is important to protect the natural environment and human health. One large, potentially hazardous waste stream is used automotive lubricating oil. Waste oil is so potentially harmful to the environment that one litre of used oil is enough to contaminate one million litres of water, or an entire Olympic-sized swimming pool, so it is extremely important that it is managed properly. 

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EREF and Ontario Waste Management Association working to strengthen funding of Canadian-based research and scholarships

The Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) and the Ontario Waste Management Association (OWMA) have been working in partnership on an initiative designed to provide a more effective means to facilitate, evaluate and oversee direct independent scientific research and educational initiatives of specific interest to waste management and recycling professionals in Canada. 

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