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Industry Collaboration Delivers More Than $80,000 for Recycling Education Grants

The Recycling Partnership announced the recipients of its Steve Thompson Memorial Education Grants program to bring more than 50 recycling professionals from across the U.S. to Minneapolis for the 2017 Resource Recycling Conference to further their recycling education. At the end of 2016, The Recycling Partnership released its 2016 State of Curbside report, identifying the key attributes of the highest-performing recycling programs in the U.S. The single attribute found in 100 percent of those communities was engagement in "public action," where local program staff were actively managing their programs. In other words, recycling professionals are the key to better program performance.

 "To deliver powerful public actions that will enable these programs to recover more better recyclables, recycling professionals need tools - tools that we have available and that they will receive from the experts and leaders at the Resource Recycling Conference," said Keefe Harrison, the organization's CEO. "We are thrilled to make this investment in the future of the recycling system."

 The Partnership today also announced funding to issue more grants, working with eight additional funders: Cascadia Consulting Group, the Closed Loop Fund, Dow, Keep America Beautiful, ReCollect, Re-TRAC Connect, Recycle By City and the Sustainable Packaging Coalition.

 "You can accomplish more with others than you can do alone - and we thank these companies and groups for joining us in bringing 53 recycling professionals from 34 U.S. states and the District of Columbia to the Resource Recycling Conference," said Harrison.

This is the second year that The Recycling Partnership, in association with Re-TRAC Connect and Resource Recycling, Inc., has offered the Steve Thompson Memorial Grant to bring recycling professionals to the Resource Recycling Conference, paying for travel, lodging and registration. Last year, 10 grants were chosen from more than 200 applications. This year, 53 grants were issued from more than 500 applicants.

Steve Thompson was a committed recycling champion who worked tirelessly to move the industry forward. Thompson, who passed away in 2016, served as executive director of The Recycling Partnership's precursor organization, the Curbside Value Partnership, before retiring in 2014. The grants are meant to honor him and his life's work.

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  • The Recycling Partnership

    125 Rowell Ct.
    Falls Church , VA
    US , 22046

    The Recycling Partnership is a national nonprofit transforming recycling in towns all across America. At The Recycling Partnership, we believe that recycling is fundamental to a healthy environment and economy. Every day, we work hand-in-hand with communities and companies, continuously innovating to improve recycling systems. Because when we do, jobs are created, our environment is protected, and communities thrive.

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​ISRI launches ISRI Connect Mobile App for members and industry stakeholders

​ISRI launches ISRI Connect Mobile App for members and industry stakeholders

In an industry based on connections, being able to network and access key information wherever you are, is essential to a successful business. The new mobile app launched by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), ISRI Connect, is built around this concept and the importance of networking, news and information, and industry resources.

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Kinshofer NOX-Tiltrotators have cylinderless design and only two grease points

According to Kinshofer, the NOX-Tiltrotator's cylinderless design provides a narrower tool than other manufacturers' tiltrotators.

Kinshofer's NOX-Tiltrotators have a universal joint that offers 360-degree continuous rotation and tilting angles of up to 2 by 55 degrees, which the company says is the widest in the industry. The Tiltrotator features an elliptical piston, rather than a cylinder, for a streamlined design and high-power performance in a variety of tight areas and applications, such as road construction, general construction and city snow removal.

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Despite China’s ban, overall U.S. scrap exports remain strong in 2017

Despite China’s ban, overall U.S. scrap exports remain strong in 2017

News that China would ban certain scrap imports shook the recycling industry last summer, yet U.S. global scrap exports increased overall in 2017 according to a new analysis from the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI). As improved demand for ferrous and nonferrous metal scrap more than offset weaker demand for non-metallic scrap, total U.S. scrap exports advanced in 2017 in both value and volume terms. 

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Sennebogen provides right combination for CRC Scrap Metal Recycling

Loading their 750-ton logger/baler/shear is a primary responsibility of CRC's new SENNEBOGEN 825 scrap handler.

When Blake Stanley graduated from college, he immediately joined the new metals recycling company that his grandfather, Ronnie Strange, had started up just months before. Strange launched the business with the help of two other partners, and Blake soon learned that who you know is often as important as what you know, to get a new enterprise off the ground.

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Lindner Recyclingtech GmbH invests in North American expansion

Lindner Recyclingtech GmbH invests in North American expansion

Lindner Recyclingtech GmbH, a European leader in industrial stationary and mobile shredding equipment, has opened its new North American headquarters located in Statesville, North Carolina.  In late 2017 the company completed the purchase and renovation of a 25,000 square foot facility on a 4-acre campus along with renaming its fully owned US subsidiary to Lindner Recyclingtech America.  The new facility is focused on expansion of the Lindner parts inventory and service support team, along with a fully operational customer demonstration and test lab facility.

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Toter renews national cooperative contract for refuse and recycling equipment in Tucson

Toter renews national cooperative contract for refuse and recycling equipment in Tucson

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. 

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Call2Recycle is reminding Canadians to safely recycle their batteries

Call2Recycle is reminding Canadians to safely recycle their batteries

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.

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World of Asphalt and AGG1 2018 Show Preview Part 1

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.

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​Monterey's new facility uses BHS recycling system to support compliance with California's 75% recycling goal

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. 

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TAV offers Ultra-High Frequency Eddy Current Separators

TAV offers Ultra-High Frequency Eddy Current Separators

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.

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Taking on E-waste

Part of FCM Recycling’s team on the floor of their e-waste processing facility outside of Montreal.

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).

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