Integrated enclosure system for containers

Introduced at Waste Expo 2013, Dumpster Mate is a new integrated enclosure system specifically designed for the waste and recycling industry. This product is a patent pending modular system constructed out of durable, environmentally friendly, 100-percent recyclable polyethylene (plastic) which makes it easy to maintain. Units surround most six- and eight-yard tall steel and plastic dumpsters and enable quick, hassle-free and efficient solid waste pick-up through wide, “saloon door” style entry.

Dumpster Mate will not rust or fade and is resistant to UV rays, saltwater and other harsh airborne chemicals. This product also never needs to be refurbished or repainted, comes in five standard or custom colours, is portable and is easily assembled in just a few hours.

 Dumpster Mate says their product was designed to help waste haulers improve productivity, increase revenues and decrease operating expenses, and that units will save waste companies three minutes per stop when compared to traditional gated enclosures (on average). Plus, given its wide door design, drivers don’t have to exit a truck to complete a stop which greatly reduces potential for injury and compensation claims, thus reducing operating expenses.

  “We are proud to introduce an innovative product like Dumpster Mate to the waste industry, which can truly impact productivity and reduce costs,” said Steve Goode, Dumpster Mate President and CEO. “Dumpster Mate is truly a game changer, providing bottom-line benefits to waste companies”  

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Industrial Magnetics Repurposes Large Tube Drawer Magnet for Recycling Application

Industrial Magnetics, Inc. (IMI) says their innovative large tube drawer magnet is proving itself to be an industry-versatile magnetic separator. Typically used in the food processing industry for products with difficult flow characteristics, such as flour or powdered sugar, the Large Tube Housing (LTH) magnet has found recent success in a paper recycling operation. The application involves shredding recycled newsprint, grinding it down into pulp and then remaking it into paper. The LTH rare earth magnet was installed after the shredding operation with two key tasks: to catch stray nuts or bolts in order to protect downstream grinding equipment, and to collect metallic fines to ensure a pure, metal-free end product.

“The Large Tube Housing was originally conceived for a soft wheat processor, but we’re still discovering new applications and locations for installing this product,” says IMI product specialist, Brian Hater.

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Cat MH3022 and MH3024 Wheeled Material Handlers Deliver Added Performance, Operator Convenience, Lower Operating Costs

The new Cat MH3022 and MH3024 are the smallest models in the new Caterpillar line of wheeled material handlers in the greater-than-20-ton size class. Building on the solid reputation of their predecessor models, the M318D MH and M322D MH, the MH3022 and MH3024 feature a new engine and redesigned hydraulic system that combine to reduce fuel consumption by up to 10 percent. Redesign of the cab and cab access, added lighting, and vision-enhancing cameras promote greater safety, comfort, and convenience for the operator, and a wide choice of dedicated front linkages, work tools, guards, and undercarriages allow the new purpose-built models to work productively and durably in industrial, scrap-recycling, mill-yard, and waterway applications.

Intensive field surveys help Caterpillar continuously improve the design of wheeled material handlers for low-cost operation and maximum customer value, while maintaining proven Cat quality, reliability, and features, such as the Cat Smartboom, load-sensing hydraulics, dedicated swing pump, and large working envelope.

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Strong Gains Achieved In Improving Carton Recycling Infrastructure

The Carton Council of North America has reported that carton recycling access continued to grow significantly in 2014, thanks to collaborative industry efforts and support from communities nationwide. Access expanded to an additional three states, as well as 6.1 million households across the country, and now more than 53 percent of households across 48 states can recycle their food and beverage cartons through local curbside recycling and drop-off programs. This momentum is continuing through 2015, as more than 500,000 new households were added to the count in January alone.

Over the past six years, carton recycling access has grown 194 percent, and now more than 62.4 million U.S. households can recycle cartons through their community recycling programs. Since 2009, the Carton Council, a group of carton manufacturers united to deliver long-term collaborative solutions in order to divert valuable cartons from the landfill, has worked with recycling industry stakeholders and communities to build infrastructure and improve access to carton recycling nationwide. 

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SmartBaler Combines Digital Scale with Intelligence Software

The recently introduced SmartBaler System combines a digital scale with business intelligence software, enabling any baler (from any manufacturer) to weigh its own contents and transmit any and all relevant data to ensure users get the most from their balers – and the most out of the relationship between paper recyclers and customers.

“It’s hard to know if the greater benefits of the SmartBaler System are to businesses or the environment,” said Fred Waite, chairman of BACE. “While it certainly decreases the number of trucks that need to be on the road, thereby reducing exhaust emissions, it also provides great benefits to recyclers and retailers.”

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Truly Closing the Loop on Paper

Since Recycling Product News last talked with Edmonton-based Greys Paper Recycling Industries, much has changed. The company first started producing closed-loop recycled paper products from a combination of 100 percent post-consumer paper and end-of-life cotton clothing and linens in the summer of 2013.

“We’ve definitely tweaked our process, and have come up with a brighter product, with increased tensile strength,” explains Nathan Mahon, the company’s account manager. “We now have a recipe that allows our paper to be recycled more than the industry-average of six or seven times. It’s continuous. Our product can come back to us more than any other type of recyclable paper material.”

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Compact Pre-Shredder / Main Shredder Combination Processes Up To 45 Metric Tonnes Per Hour

EcoShred Advanced  in operation at a site in France
EcoShred Advanced in operation at a site in France

Sicon’s EcoShred Advanced features an “intelligent” combination of pre- and main shredder capability, preventing load peaks and consequently optimizing energy management for scrap processors. These German-built shredders are engineered to easily process packaged and mixed scrap, including logs and bales, with average throughput between 35 and 45 metric tonnes per hour, and are ideal as an entry-level system.

In the pre-shredder, scrap is disaggregated and homogenized. In the next step, the main shredder crushes and compresses the prepared material which has a density of more than 1.1 tonnes per cubic metres when it leaves the machine. The result is a homogenous and completely disaggregated, shredded scrap. Plus, because these shredders have an overall weight of approximately 150 tonnes, they are optimally suited for all tasks in heavy-duty shredder operations but do not require special foundation works for stability.

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A century in scrap

At the age of 103, ABC Recycling is one of the oldest scrap metal processing companies in Canada. Started, as many modern scrap recyclers have, in the salvage/re-sell business, by the mid-1970s ABC developed into a modern scrap recycler, and has continued to grow since. According to Randy Kahlon, the company’s manager of business development, procurement and sales, “We are one of the longest standing businesses that have stayed true to our family values for this long.”

Kahlon says in the 1970s, the introduction of advanced equipment and technology available to scrap recyclers was key to the modernization of the industry.

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Aluminum Cans Contain More Recycled Content

Aluminum cans, already the world’s most recycled beverage container, now contain 70-percent recycled content compared with 68 percent in 2010, according to a new report titled the Aluminum Beverage Can Life Cycle Assessment Report (2014 & 2010).

In 2010, the Aluminum Association released a peer-reviewed, cradle-to-grave life cycle assessment report examining the environmental impact of aluminum can production in the United States and Canada.

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ISRI’s Scrap Specifications Circular Updated to Include Nine New Plastics Specs

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) has announced that nine new plastics specifications have been published in the Scrap Specifications Circular, after approval by the ISRI plastics division and board of directors. The updated Circular was released in conjunction with the Plastics Recycling Conference being held this week in Dallas. The conference is a gathering of more than 1,700 representatives from the plastics recycling industry.

“The nine new plastics specs were designed to give definition and clarity in the plastics film market,” said Robin Wiener, president of ISRI. “As the market for recycled plastics film evolved, ISRI members recognized the need for our specification to reflect their needs and were the driving force behind their adoption. ISRI is a leader in the plastics recycling industry, and as such, will continue to provide the tools and resources to our members to help them better conduct their business each and every day.”

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London wins DEWALT/Call2Recycle National Rechargeable Battery Trade-In Event

At the end of a seven-month national collection drive, DEWALT (a Stanley Black & Decker brand) and Call2Recycle are happy to congratulate the residents of London, Ontario, for collecting an impressive 2,690kg of batteries. The weight of all batteries collected in London was almost the same weight as five adult male polar bears. National collections of the drive totalled more than 15,000 kilograms.

Since June, DEWALT customers in Canada earned a ten per cent discount on the purchase of a new DEWALT power tool battery by recycling their used rechargeable batteries. Customers who dropped off any brand of rechargeable battery from a cordless power tool - such as a drill, saw or nail gun - at one of DEWALT's nine Canadian factory-owned service centres also received a ten per cent discount on the purchase of a new DEWALT power tool battery. The collection and recycling of the batteries was facilitated by Call2Recycle Canada, Canada's national consumer battery recycling program.

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