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Among the top brands, many believe all excavators are the same. But when you look closely, you can spot the small differences in design that add up to huge differences in productivity and efficiency — differences that can boost your profitability. 


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​CBI and Ecotec to display latest equipment at Waste Expo

The Terex Ecotec TTS 620T Trommel Screen offers maximum production while minimizing the cost of operation, and is ideally suited for screening compost, biomass, soil, gravel and waste.

Solid waste, recycling, and organics professionals will have the chance to see Continental Biomass Industries (CBI) and Terex Ecotec machines up close this month at Waste Expo 2018. CBI's 5800BT Horizontal Grinder and Ecotec's TTS 620T Trommel Screen will be displayed in booth 2949 for guests to see up close from April 24 - April 26 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. 

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New CEC report shows ways to help solve North America's food loss and waste problem

New CEC report shows ways to help solve North America's food loss and waste problem

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC), out of Montreal, has released a comprehensive report on the state of food loss and waste in Canada, Mexico and the United States, developed through the CEC's North American Initiative on Food Waste Reduction and Recovery. Characterization and Management of Food Loss and Waste in North America documents adverse socio-economic and environmental impacts of food loss and waste, and actions that the industrial, commercial, institutional, government and nongovernmental sectors can implement to mitigate these impacts. 

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Peterson introduces 3310B drum chipper

Peterson Pacific Corp., has introduced the new Peterson 3310B drum chipper.  "The new-3310B drum chipper is smaller and lighter than our previous model, but still packs impressive performance," said Jody Volner, President of Peterson Pacific Corp. "The 3310B can operate on even tighter landings for biomass and land clearing operations. We are excited about the capabilities of this remarkable machine."

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Doppstadt to showcase the "INVENTHOR Type 9" shredder at IFAT

The INVENTHOR Type 9 shredder is the first machine in an entirely new generation of Doppstadt shredders.

Doppstadt's INVENTHOR Type 9 shredder, from the SMART SHREDDING LINE, is a new high-performance machine that is setting new market benchmarks when it comes to quality and performance. By bringing together the most innovative mechanical developments, innovative control and regulation systems, and a brand new noise emissions concept, Doppstadt has created an environmentally friendly cost-effective one-stop solution for the recycling sector. Thanks to its modular service-oriented construction and range of suspension variants, this machine is equally suited to use as a stationary fixture or in the service industry sector.

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​Inaugural Global Recycling Day is Sunday March 18

​Inaugural Global Recycling Day is Sunday March 18

As part of a worldwide effort to promote the importance of recycling on the first-ever Global Recycling Day this Sunday, March 18, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) is calling on businesses, communities, policymakers, and individuals to increase their commitment to recycling and recognize scrap as an important resource. Recyclable materials are valuable commodities that play a pivotal role in environmental protection, energy conservation, and sustainability. 

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Komptech's latest windrow turner set to turn heads at IFAT 2018

The Topturn X5000, Komptech's new self-propelled, high-capacity windrow turner.

The Topturn X-series is getting a new member. At IFAT 2018, taking place from May 14-18 in Munich, Germany, Komptech is presenting the Topturn X5000, a new self-propelled windrow turner that is ideal for the medium to high throughput range. Since introduced, the Topturn X4500 has proven itself as a starter machine for smaller compost facilities. The new Topturn X5000 model is the perfect machine for five metre-wide by two metre-tall windrows, as used at many larger facilities. If all of its performance potential is used to the fullest, the X5000 can turn up to 4,000 cubic metres of compost in an hour.

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New CEC report outlines solutions to North America's organic waste issue

New CEC report outlines solutions to North America's organic waste issue

David Donaldson, Head of the Green Growth Unit at the Commission  for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) is one of the authors behind a recently released report outlining solutions to North America's organic waste issue. Recent statistics show that Canada, Mexico and the United States generate nearly 265 million tonnes of organic waste every year, with less than 75 million diverted through composting and anaerobic digestion, and  approximately 190 million tonnes ending up in landfills. 

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First of its kind closed-loop waste management system opens in Surrey

Surrey, one of B.C.'s largest cities (south-east of Vancouver) officially opened a new Biofuel Facility March 9th, located in the city's Port Kells industrial area. The $68 million facility is the first fully integrated closed-loop organic waste management system in North America. The facility will convert curbside organic waste into renewable biofuel to fuel the City's fleet of natural gas powered waste collection and service vehicles. Under this closed loop system, waste collection trucks will literally be collecting their fuel source at curbside. Excess fuel will go to the new district energy system that heats and cools Surrey's City Centre.

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Nine Bobcat locations join Bandit's dealer network

Bandit's 2460 XP horizontal Beast grinder.

Nine locations of The Bobcat of St. Louis dealer network across Missouri, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee have joined Bandit Industries' growing network of authorized dealers, increasing the reach of Bandit to offer the company's line of Beast Horizontal Grinders and other equipment to hardworking professionals involved in wood and organic waste recycling and processing.

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Komptech to present new machines and monitoring technology at IFAT 2018

Komptech's new Connect! system provides continuous monitoring, so machines can always be maintained based on their condition.

"Green Boost your business" is the motto under which Komptech is presenting its new communications technology Connect! at IFAT, along with all-new and updated machines for shredding, screening and turning. IFAT 2018 takes place in Munich Germany, from May 14-18.

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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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​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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EDGE launches TRT516 trommel screen

EDGE launches TRT516 trommel screen

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.

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