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CASE STUDY: 30% More Pickups = 30% More Revenue

Forever Clean started with 20 dumpsters, and grew to over 300 in less than 3 years. According to the company, remote monitoring from Compology allows them to operate efficiently, control costs and increase revenue to drive profits. For them, 30 percent more pickups means 30 percent more revenue. Watch the video below.

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CASE STUDY: 30% More Pickups = 30% More Revenue

Forever Clean started with 20 dumpsters, and grew to over 300 in less than 3 years. According to the company, remote monitoring from Compology allows them to operate efficiently, control costs and increase revenue to drive profits. For them, 30 percent more pickups means 30 percent more revenue. Watch the video below.

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​VAN DYK introduces RoBB-AQC robotic sorter

Bollegraaf's new AI-powered RoBB-AQC is a fully-automated robotic sorter designed for improved quality control sorting. According to Van Dyk Reycling Solutions, the North American distributor and product support for Bollegraaf equipment, it is the first sorting robot that combines the accuracy of NIR detection with the adaptability of AI-powered learning (no other robot uses near-infrared technology). 

Focus on Granulators: Q&A with Granutech's Mike Graveman

Simply put, a granulator is a high-speed rotor knife mill designed to reduce feedstock material (including plastics, tires and organics) to a very small particle size, as small as 0.177 mm or 1/8 inch (up to 5 cm or approximately 2 inches). But what more should recyclers know? We caught up with industry expert Mike Graveman from Granutech Saturn Systems/3tek Global for some quick answers. 

New gravimetric blenders from Maguire expand capacity for virgin and recycled materials in plastics

Maguire Products, Inc. is introducing a new series of gravimetric blenders for larger-throughput applications worldwide and will highlight the new technology at Chinaplas 2020. The new series of gravimetric blenders is designed to precisely dispense up to twelve materials of widely diverse types and can be configured to dose up to six major ingredients, including virgin polymer, regrind, and post-consumer resin (PCR). 

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​VAN DYK introduces RoBB-AQC robotic sorter

Bollegraaf's new AI-powered RoBB-AQC is a fully-automated robotic sorter designed for improved quality control sorting. According to Van Dyk Reycling Solutions, the North American distributor and product support for Bollegraaf equipment, it is the first sorting robot that combines the accuracy of NIR detection with the adaptability of AI-powered learning (no other robot uses near-infrared technology). 

Better organization and clear messaging key to boosting carton recycling in schools

It wouldn't necessarily take a lot to considerably increase the recycling of beverage and food containers, including cartons, in schools. Every year, elementary and high school students in Canada consume tens of millions of individual milk cartons and drink boxes, as well as huge quantities of other types of containers. Unfortunately, schools often have a poor record of recovering and recycling them. Many don't realize that these containers can be recycled just like paper. 

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New report makes the case for replacing diesel powered refuse trucks with electric power

A new report, Ditching Diesel - A Cost-benefit Analysis of Electric Refuse Collection Vehicles, from UK environmental consultancy firm Eunomia, shows that switching the UK's fleet of diesel-powered refuse collection vehicles (RCVs) to electric trucks would have significant, multiple benefits including reducing UK greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 290 kilotonnes of CO2 each year - the equivalent of recycling almost 16 billion plastic bottles. 

Mack demonstrates LR electric model for NY City department of sanitation

Mack Trucks this week demonstrated the Mack LR Electric, a fully electric version of the Mack LR refuse model, to officials from the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) at the Allentown, Pennsylvania-based Mack Customer Center. Unveiled in May 2019, the Mack LR Electric will begin real-world testing in Q2 2020 in DSNY's demanding operations.

Peterbilt updates electric vehicle program, announces electric powertrain collaboration with Dana

At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2020) in Las Vegas January 7, Peterbilt announced a new partnership with Dana as well as updates to their electric-powered vehicle program. With their Battery-Electric Refuse Model 520EV on display at this year's event, Peterbilt announced that they have now completed nearly 40,000 real-world miles with a fleet of 16 battery-electric vehicles (BEVs). "With this milestone, we continue our leadership position in the industry," said Jason Skoog, PACCAR Vice President and Peterbilt General Manager.

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