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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Hydro One Leading Change To Deter Metal Theft

Hydro One has created a YouTube video to help educate the public on the dangers of metal theft.

Metal theft is a serious issue for the electricity sector and Hydro One is making changes that will one day eliminate the use of valuable, pure copper at its stations across Ontario. Going forward, when the Company undertakes maintenance work and upgrades at its stations, the new groundings installed will be made of a copper and steel composite. Signage will be posted at stations alerting would be thieves that this alternative to pure copper has no scrap metal value. Annually approximately $2 million worth of copper is stolen from Hydro One.

When copper is stolen from a station, it compromises the electrical system, resulting in outages, costly repairs and most importantly, can cause severe injuries and death not only to those committing the crime but also to employees, law enforcement officers responding to the scene and potentially the public. For years, Hydro One has worked closely with law enforcement agencies across the province to successfully monitor and prosecute metal theft criminals. The Company along with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), has now engaged other critical infrastructure and law enforcement organizations in a working group in order to ensure a more consistent approach to protect critical assets, report, investigate and prosecute incidents of metal theft.

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Turning Up The Volume: Rotating Shear and Game-Changing Serrated Blades

Operating just south of Dallas out of Waxahachie, Texas, hlh&r Metals is a scrap metal recycler that deals mainly in ferrous, with a focus on heavy-melt materials. The company provides containerized collection service to scrap yards and industrial sites located within an 80-mile radius from their yard, using dumpsters and a fleet of roll-off trucks, along with roll-off and end-dump trailers. Materials are brought to the yard, sorted, cleaned, processed and blended for local steel mills and foundries who buy 100 percent of the company’s inventory each month. Hlh&r also buys a significant amount of “nuisance-grade” scrap (rebar-containing materials sourced mainly from crushing and demolition projects).

“We call it nuisance-grade simply because it is difficult to effectively process. Most people use linkage shears to process this kind of material, or they’re using a thick stationary shear,” explains Hugh Taylor, hlh&r’s founder and owner. “The issue is that it destroys shear blades extremely quickly, compared to other materials. With rebar, you’re lucky if you’re getting 40-50 hours of processing out of a set of blades.”

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Weighing The Options

When state regulations changed to prohibit split-weighing on legal-for-trade truck scales, and with a growing volume of scale traffic, Alter Metal Recycling in Eau Claire, Wisconsin found themselves in need of a new solution. They could no longer weigh trucks on an axle-by-axle basis and provide the sum as the truck’s total weight (split-weighing). While their existing pit-mounted mechanical truck scale could accommodate most vehicles, the business was expanding, and the increasing frequency of large commercial clients arriving in fully loaded semi-trucks demanded a larger, longer scale.

Ken Barnhouse (shown right) has been in the metal recycling business since 1997. Over that time, he has seen many changes, primarily in the equipment. Some of those changes have increased efficiency and throughput, while others have proved too unreliable to provide sustained advantages.

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Advance Disposal Co. Opens 50TPH MSW MRF In California

Advance Disposal Company, Inc., a privately owned hauler and MRF operator in Southern California, reopened their newly upgraded MSW MRF featuring equipment and design by CP Group .The grand opening ceremony was held at the end of May.

CP Group worked with Advance Disposal to redesign and retrofit their 21- year old MRF sorting system, which previously handled 20TPH, to now process 50TPH. The MRF is now operating on one extended shift instead of two due to the increased throughput.

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Vermeer Corporation Announces Family Succession Plans

Jason Andringa, next President & CEO effective Nov. 1, 2015.
Jason Andringa, next President & CEO effective Nov. 1, 2015.

As part of its family succession planning process, Vermeer Corporation has announced that third-generation family member, Jason Andringa, will serve as the company’s next President & CEO effective Nov. 1, 2015.

On Nov. 1, 2014, Jason will assume the role of President & Chief Operating Officer for one year, when he will transition to the role of President & CEO of Vermeer Corporation. He currently serves as President of Forage and Environmental Solutions.

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TruStar Energy Awarded Contract to Design and Build CNG Fueling Station for All Waste, Inc.

TruStar Energy,has announced plans to design and build a large time-fill Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station for All Waste, Inc., based in Hartford, Conn.

According to All Waste’s Operation Manager, Bob Norton, domestic CNG dovetails with other environmental programs that have been championed by All Waste - one of the largest privately held refuse haulers in the state. “This goes hand-in-hand with our long-term recycling efforts. We are the leading hauler with regard to recycling volumes being removed from the waste stream,” said Norton. “We were the first to implement single-stream recycling in Connecticut, where all the types of paper products and glass and metal can go into a single receptacle. It increased recycling by over 100 percent. In keeping with that, we made the decision to convert to CNG for our larger garbage trucks.”

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MOD Material Recovery Station Automatically Separates Liquids from Solids for Easy Recycling

The innovative, new MOD Material Recovery Station from recycling product manufacturer Meese Orbitron Dunne Co., automatically separates liquids from solids to allow both to be collected and more quickly and easily processed for recycling or for sale as highly marketable scrap. Developed to help companies convert costly waste into revenue and support waste stream diversion programs, the self-contained Material Recovery Station sets a proprietary, plastic screening panel inside one of the company’s leak-proof, reusable, ShipShape bulk plastic containers. Solid particles are screened and safely accumulated inside while liquids are safely contained in the bottom until ready to be drained. When full, the entire Material Recovery Station may be lifted by forklift, emptied and returned to service or covered and hauled away as part of a returnable, loop system. 

Ideal for collecting and recovering plastic, metal, glass, rubber and virtually any type of swarf, among other recyclable products and materials, the MOD Material Recovery Station is available in several sizes and capacities, on a standard, 44-inch x 44-inch footprint. The recycling system is available in a choice of colors with optional, molded-in recycling logos and tracking information, and the internal screening panel may be customized with a range of hole sizes to accommodate a wide range of waste particle types and sizes.

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Compost Watch

Replacing the need for a clipboard, REOTEMP Instrument's new Compost Watch App uses a smartphone or tablet to record temperature, moisture, and oxygen of multiple windrows using a standard compost thermometer or digital probe. Compost Watch automatically calculates PFRP and VAR days, and users can sync all compost data directly to an account at mycompostwatch.com, where users can login to monitor all windrows, print reports and graphs, and output to excel.

Compost Watch also records Watering Dates, turning dates, and feedstocks, during curing, active and archive stages. This technology provides a dashboard of all Windrows, with up to six Readings per Windrow.

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Hyundai Demolition Excavator

At this year’s ConExpo 2014, Hyundai Construction Equipment unveiled their massive R520LC-9A Demolition Excavator. The R520LC-9A DM is equipped with a tilting cab and high reach arm, ideal for large demolition projects, whether it’s tearing down buildings or cleaning up the debris thereafter for recycling and disposal. This model has many enhanced features and benefits, including a certified Interim Tier 4 engine, advanced hydraulics engineered for added efficiency and smooth operation, enhanced operator comfort with a fully customizable work environment, and added durability through high-quality cab construction.

The 59,800 kg (131,840 lbs) R520LC-9A DM features a powerful, fuel-efficient 352-hp (263 kW) Cummins Interim Tier 4/Stage IIIB QSX11.9 engine, a variable speed fan clutch, two-stage auto deceleration system and three engine modes, enabling users to switch between full power and reduced fuel consumption according to preference.

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Application-specific truck tires designed for lower operating costs

Double Coin Tires offers a wide variety of application-specific truck (TBR) tires as well as radial off-the-road (ROTR) tires that are designed to promote lower operating costs in the multiple applications that are associated with the waste and recycling industry. The company, along with partner CMA, exhibited at this year’s Waste Expo.

“WasteExpo is a great opportunity to showcase Double Coin’s full line TBR and ROTR tires to the waste hauler and processing industry,” said Aaron C. Murphy, VP of CMA. “More and more today, we experience customers specifying Double Coin tires over other manufacturers for many reasons, including endurance and retreadability. Double Coin products have helped maximize operational efficiency and include industry-leading warranties covering multiple retreads.”  

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