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Volvo’s latest material handler continues long-term dedication to waste & recycling

The Volvo EW240E's Hydraulically elevated cab raises 16 feet, and has double-damped cushioning to reduce noise and vibrations, as well as L8 multifunction joystick with Comfort Drive Control (CDC) and a Standard arm-in-limiter prevents grapples and material from contacting the cab.

The EW240E Material Handler is Volvo Construction Equipment's first material handler designed specifically for the North American waste and recycling sector. According to Matthew McLean, product manager, Volvo Construction Equipment, the EW240E is not an example of a manufacturer simply taking an existing machine and modifying it to fit a market.

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Waste Connections completes previously announced acquisition of American Disposal Services

Waste Connections completes previously announced acquisition of American Disposal Services

Toronto-based Waste Connections, Inc. has acquired American Disposal Services, Inc. and certain affiliates, one of the largest privately-owned solid waste collection and recycling businesses in the Mid-Atlantic states.  American has total annualized revenues of approximately $175 million and serves approximately 400,000 customers in Virginia, Maryland, Georgia and Colorado.

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New options for Cat 918M Compact Wheel Loader include high-lift loader linkage, fusion coupler, guarding, larger tires

The new high-lift loader linkage option is designed specifically for applications in waste and recycling, agriculture, and construction that can benefit from increased lift height and increased reach of the loader linkage.

Caterpillar now offers the 918M compact wheel loader with four new options: high-lift loader linkage, Cat Fusion coupler, five-piece guarding package and wider tires.

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Nick Doyle joins TOMRA Sorting Recycling as Sales Manager, West Coast North America

Nick Doyle joins TOMRA Sorting Recycling as Sales Manager, West Coast North America

TOMRA Sorting Recycling, the global supplier of sensor-based sorting equipment, announces that Nick Doyle has joined the TOMRA team as Sales Manager, West Coast North America. In this newly created position that expands sales and customer support of TOMRA's equipment to waste and plastics recycling operations, Doyle will consult directly with TOMRA partners and customers to implement the right sorting solution to improve recycling recovery rates, increase product purity and boost profitability. 

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Lystek wins multi-year contract with City of Guelph to manage biosolids

Lystek International has announced that on October 24, 2018, a multi-year (up to ten) contract was formally executed between the Cambridge, Ontario-based provider of advanced biosolids management solutions and its long-term customer, the City of Guelph. This is an especially rewarding agreement due to the fact that the first installation of the low-temperature Lystek Thermal Hydrolysis Process (Lystek THP) was demonstrated and commercialized in partnership with the forward-thinking city a little over ten years ago.

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X-Cutter system from UNTHA creating waves in European SRF-RDF markets

The X-Cutter (XC) system for the XR waste shredder was first revealed by UNTHA Shredding Technology at the IFAT event in Munich, this past May. Designed to achieve the next generation of performance for single-step SRF shredding - or provide a direct replacement for existing high-speed shredders - it can transform varied input wastes ranging from waste wood through to pulper ropes.

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​TuffBoxx introduces the Camper Dual Stream Waste & Recycling Receptacle

​TuffBoxx introduces the Camper Dual Stream Waste & Recycling Receptacle

Princeton, Ontario-based TuffBoxx has introduced the Camper, the company's newest dual stream, double door, animal resistant waste or recycling receptacle. Constructed of galvanized steel, the Camper will keep out almost any form of wildlife while dual streams allow for source separation of waste. Available with accessibility compliant "mailbox" style chutes or with top lid access, each Camper holds two 32-gallon containers.  Dual streams allow users to separate garbage from recycling, organics from plastics, or even pet waste from general waste.  The Camper is an ideal waste storage solution for campgrounds, parks, apartments, communal sharing by a group of property owners, small businesses, fire departments, community centers or anywhere durable, wildlife resistant waste containers are needed. 

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​Compology bin monitoring technology to help reduce organics contamination and GHG emissions

Compology's cameras automatically identify and measure contamination to provide standardized scoring, alerts, and reports to reduce contamination at the source.

The Alameda County Waste Management Authority (StopWaste) has been awarded a $263,000 grant by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District to work with Livermore Sanitation, Inc. (LSI) and use Compology's automated, camera-based dumpster monitoring technology to reduce contamination in commercial business compost streams and increase diversion of organics from landfills. Diversion Strategies will oversee the tracking and reporting of progress.

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TOMRA's new-generation X-TRACT features dual processing technology, multi-density channels and application packages

X-TRACT is best known for the sorting of Zorba (shredded mixed nonferrous scrap metals) into aluminum and mixed heavy metals. Design advancements on the new machine now make it possible for X-TRACT to be configured in five different application packages: E-Scrap, Organic, Wood, Aluminum and High-Power-Pack.

TOMRA Sorting Recycling has introduced a new generation of X-TRACT machine with advanced sorting technology that allows a broader range of market segments to take advantage of its ability to boost purity levels. Today's XTRACT features innovative Dual Processing Technology to enhance final purity levels; multi-density channels for more precise classification and sorting of materials; and a broad range of application packages.

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GFL Environmental and Waste Industries announce merger

GFL Environmental Inc. ("GFL") based out of Toronto, and Raleigh, North Carolina-based Waste Industries have announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement in a transaction that values Waste Industries at a total enterprise value of US$2.825 billion (approximately C$3.65 billion). The transaction, which is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2018, is subject to customary regulatory approvals. 

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Roll-Off Systems turns to Continental tires for both new and retread applications

Mike Corkran, fleet maintenance manager for Roll Off Systems, needed a tough tire for servicing urban trash routes with front-loaders, and construction sites and inert landfills with roll-offs.

Mike Corkran, fleet maintenance manager for Roll Off Systems, a waste transportation company in Statham, Georgia, needed a tough tire to withstand his company's demanding  application. Servicing urban trash routes with front-loaders, and construction sites and inert landfills with roll-offs, he couldn't compromise on tire and casing durability.

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​Equipment strategies for increasing hauling revenue and profitability in waste and recycling

It should come as no great shock to hear that the waste management industry is thriving. According to the Environmental Resource and Education Foundation, the solid waste industry contributes nearly $100 billion, one million jobs, and just over one percent of U.S. GDP to the nation's economy. This economic growth fuels demand and results in increased waste generation. 

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Building Tomorrow: Volvo goes all in on wheeled excavators for North America

Volvo Construction Equipment demonstrated that they are dedicated to the growing North American wheeled excavator market during their fall press briefing at their Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, manufacturing and customer experience facility. According to the company, the wheeled excavator market in North America is on pace for 23 percent growth in unit sales for 2016–2018, while Volvo is on pace for 60 percent growth in share of total unit sales for North America in 2016–2018. During that time, Volvo has introduced seven new models of wheeled excavator, including three replacement models. These models cover six size classes ranging from the 5- to 9-ton class to the 23-ton class, and include the introduction of Volvo's first dedicated material handler for North America, the EW240EMH.

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Recycle Across America launches largest recycling education campaign in U.S. history

Recycle Across America launches largest recycling education campaign in U.S. history

In response to the U.S. recycling crisis, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization Recycle Across America (RAA) has launched the celebrity-led "Let's recycle right!" ("Let's") Campaign, which is the largest recycling education campaign in U.S. history. Many of the campaign's TV/billboard/print/social media ads feature simple tips for proper recycling and introduce a society-wide standardized labeling solution for recycling bins, which "makes it possible for people everywhere to recycle right."  

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BPS System Controls designed for recycling equipment and operations

BPS System Controls designed for recycling equipment and operations

Maximizing productivity is a continuous concern for recycling operations, and the right control system can reduce headaches and streamline processes. According to  Ohio-based Best Process Solutions (BPS), the company's panel-building department can deliver quality controls with seamless integration into an existing system, or custom-designed, for a complete recycling line from beginning to end. 

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