The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has established a new Recycling Task Force, created to provide guidance to members, industry stakeholders, state/provincial and local governments, and elected officials, concerning the challenges facing recycling programs in the United States and Canada.
Toter, a division of Wastequip, recently renewed a national cooperative contract by the City of Tucson, Arizona on February 1, 2018. The contract is offered nationwide through the National Intergovernmental Purchasing Alliance (National IPA). Since 2007, Toter held two consecutive five-year cooperative contracts awarded by the City of Tucson. This new City of Tucson contract also has a five-year term including extensions. Through the contract, Toter offers National IPA participants the ability to purchase refuse carts, organics carts, recycling carts, bear tough carts, organics bins, front end load containers and cart lifters.
Call2Recycle, North America's first and largest consumer battery stewardship and recycling program, encourages Canadians and Americans to Lead the Charge on National Battery Day (February 18th). The annual awareness day asks consumers and organizations to scour their homes and offices - especially junk drawers, closets and garages - for used batteries, which they can bring to a Call2Recycle drop-off location or start their own program.
World of Asphalt will be held in Houston, Texas, from March 6 to 8 and features educational programming and exhibits focusing on the latest technology and innovations for the asphalt industry. The Agg1 Aggregates Academy & Expo, co-located with World of Asphalt, offers educational sessions and exhibits on the latest developments for the aggregates industry. The following are highlights of products that attendees can expect to see at the shows.
The Monterey Regional Waste Management District (MRWMD) has started up its new Materials Recovery Facility (MRF). Supplied by Bulk Handling Systems (BHS), the technologically-advanced recovery system processes up to 80-tons-per-hour (tph) on two lines. The multi-material line processes 30-tph of commercial and residential Single Stream or 40-tph of commercial Mixed Materials, while the Construction and Demolition line handles 40-tph. The $24mm project occupies 100,000 square-feet of the District's campus, which also includes the country's first SMARTFERM anaerobic digestion (AD) system.
The new RCSX-E series ultra-high frequency eddy current separator from Germany-based manufacturer, IMRO, has been introduced to the North American market by TAV Holdings out of Atlanta, Georgia. This ECS technology is able to process up to 15 tph, ranging magnetic frequencies above 1,300-hertz, with rotors spinning at 4,000 rpm. According to TAV, the value of having this series in downstream processes is that the E series excels at separating nonferrous metals under 3mm (1/8"), a size range that is traditionally challenging for a High Frequency ECS to recover. With its patented adjustable pole system that can go from 0 to 20 degrees, the E series can handle all types of applications with extra fine material. IMRO's E series also provides a patented shell ring with lifting assistance to easily replace a shell when needed, plus with an electrically adjustable splitter, this eddy current provides an infinitely variable system for all applications. TAV is offering the E series in 3 different sizes: 40", 60" and 80" to match varying throughputs and budgets.
Andrew Rubin bought FCM Recycling in 2010, converting it from a ferrous and non-ferrous recycler with a speciality in printed circuit boards, to a specialized processor of electronic waste. With headquarters and a shredder in Lavaltrie, near Montreal, FCM also has plants in Cornwall, Ontario; Elmsdale, Nova Scotia; and Delta, British Columbia (near Vancouver).
The EDGE TRT516 Trommel Screener is a screening solution ideal for mid-size operations with on-site space restrictions and for those operators who wish to regularly reposition their screen onsite. The TRT516 Track Trommel combines a robust durable machine with a quick and easy transport design. It is ideal for the processing of compost, topsoil, domestic household waste and construction and demolition waste.
On March 13th, 2018, Frontline Machinery, in partnership with Keestrack, will host their annual Canadian Demo Day. This special event brings together customers and stakeholders from the aggregate and recycling industries for a live, hands-on demonstration of crushing, screening and stacking conveyor systems.
Keestrack will unveil a new innovation at Intermat, in Paris, this spring: a new modern design for its R3 / R3e track-mounted impact crusher. Thanks to its compact transport and operational dimensions, the 30 tonne model offers all advantages of the mature diesel electric hybrid concept, which Keestrack is implementing as an efficient alternative drive system in more and more product ranges of its highly mobile crusher and screening plants.
Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced the start of vehicle production on February 5, 2018 with the new Detroit DD8 engine. The engine is the latest addition to Detroit's expansive powertrain portfolio. The success of the DD8 engine further increases Detroit's overall market leadership and complements the already-in-production DD5 engine for medium-duty and vocational markets.
Sellick Equipment, a manufacturer of rough-terrain forklifts, recently cut the ribbon on an all-new $21 million dollar manufacturing facility featuring state-of-the-art technology. The new 126,000-square-foot purpose-built factory located in Harrow, Ontario, was designed for new product innovation, improvement to quality control and flexibility in product design.
Enerkem Inc., a world leading waste-to-biofuels and renewable chemicals producer, announced at the end of January that it has signed an agreement with Sinobioway Group worth over C$125M in the form of equity investment in Enerkem Inc., future licenses, equipment manufacturing and sales, as well as for the creation of a major joint venture that will lead the construction of over 100 Enerkem state-of-the-art facilities in China by 2035. The announcement was made in the presence of the Premier of Quebec, Philippe Couillard, during his China trade mission.
The U.S. based Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS), the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) and the Asociación Nacional de Industrias del Plástico A.C. (ANIPAC), based in Mexico, jointly issued the following statement on the 23rd of January, in support of continued negotiations regarding the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). PLASTICS Executive Vice President Patty Long, CPIA President Carol Hochu, ANIPAC President Juan Antonio Hernández along with ANIPAC NAFTA Advisor Ricardo Arturo Ricárdez Solís were in Montreal during the sixth round of NAFTA negotiations, at the end of January.