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Calgary’s ECCO Recycling successfully integrates commercial single-stream processing into existing C&D MRF footprint

When Calgary-based ECCO Recycling decided to grow its business, it did so by taking on the processing of single stream materials - mixed plastics, paper, OCC, metals, and other materials - from both residential and commercial sources. What made that effort more challenging than most, however, was the decision to add their single-stream processing capability within their existing, high production C&D MRF footprint. 

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Lindner-Recyclingtech makes key new product announcements at IFAT 2018

Lindner-Recyclingtech makes key new product announcements at IFAT 2018

Lindner-Recyclingtech GmbH made several key new product introductions at this year's IFAT, held in May, in Munich, Germany, including the Polaris 1800 model, a specialized shredder designed for SRF (solid recovered fuel) applications, the Zeta Star 95 F2 starscreen for processing waste wood fuel, and the Atlas 5500, a new twin-shaft primary shredder with an innovative electric drive.

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Sierra International Machinery welcomes new director of sales for Macpresse

Sierra International Machinery welcomes new director of sales for Macpresse

Sierra International Machinery is proud to announce and welcome Randy Gibson as the company's Director of Sales Macpresse for the United States and Canada. Gibson will be responsible for evolving Sierra's relationship with current Sierra-Macpresse customers and building relationships with new and upcoming industries, such as RDF (refuse-derived fuel). Gibson will be assisting Sierra Regional Sales Managers in communicating the advantages of Macpresse single-ram balers and reaching out to new markets and industries that can benefit from the use of the machinery.

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​SENNEBOGEN introduces 850 E Series material handlers

​SENNEBOGEN introduces 850 E Series material handlers

Constantino Lannes, President of SENNEBOGEN LLC, introduced the new 850 E Series purpose-built material handler at this year's 2018 ISRI convention in April. The new 850 E model features a Tier 4f compliant Cummins engine, and continues SENNEBOGEN's focus on simplicity and dependability, achieving exceptional performance through intelligent hydraulic design without complex electronics.   

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Doosan launches DL280-5 wheel loader with optional guarding package

Doosan's new DL280-5 wheel loader is a solid choice for earthmoving, and is also offered with an optional guarding package for recycling and waste operations.

Doosan Infracore North America, LLC has extended its wheel loader lineup with the new DL280-5 wheel loader. The new DL280-5 is part of the popular category of 3- to 4-cubic-yard wheel loaders. It is designed to provide operators with enhanced performance and comfort as well as increased uptime protection when working in general construction, scrap and waste-handling applications. 

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Reducing the risk of fires and explosions at recycling facilities

Reducing the risk of fires and explosions at recycling facilities

At a metal recycling facility recently, a compressed gas cylinder exploded when it was cut with a metal shear. At a different facility, an explosion occurred when a vehicle ran over a plastic garbage bag. Workers didn't know the bag contained a discarded propane tank. At another recycling facility, a propane tank exploded when it was inadvertently loaded into a shredder with a pile of scrap metal. This bulletin can help employers identify hazards and reduce the risk of fires and explosions at recycling facilities.

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​Bridgestone showcases latest waste industry tires at WasteExpo 2018

​Bridgestone showcases latest waste industry tires at WasteExpo 2018

Bridgestone Americas, Inc. showed two new all-position radial tires at WasteExpo 2018 in Las Vegas, held April 24-26. The new Bridgestone M870 and Firestone FS860 tires are designed exclusively for the waste industry and will enter the market later this year. With these two products, Bridgestone says it has expanded its portfolio for the waste segment to provide innovative products at multiple price points. 

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On a Roll in Waterloo

From left to right: Mike Mclean, site Lead Hand; Brian Kurt, Operations Supervisor; Kial Cummings, Heavy Equipment Operator; and Kevin Nowak, Fleet equipment maintenance mechanic support.

Located in southwestern Ontario, the Region of Waterloo encompasses three cities and around 530,000 residents. Set in the middle of the triangle formed by Lakes Huron, Erie and Ontario, it's a greenbelt community that features a mixture of farms, educational facilities and technological innovation.

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​Waste Harmonics' iWaste Monitoring System continues to see growth

​Waste Harmonics' iWaste Monitoring System continues to see growth

On an otherwise unremarkable day in 2012, Mike Hess, founder and CEO of brokered waste services firm Waste Harmonics, walked out of a meeting with a new client, Pilot Flying J Travel Centers. Looking back, Hess admits there were a few moments of head-scratching among his team as they walked to their car. The reason? The freshly signed Pilot Travel Center contract required a monitoring service that, at the time, wasn't offered by Waste Harmonics. In fact, not only was it not a product Waste Harmonics offered, it wasn't a product that had been created or developed by any other waste services company. 

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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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​Subaru launches partnership with TerraCycle to divert hard-to-recycle waste

​Subaru launches partnership with TerraCycle to divert hard-to-recycle waste

Subaru of America, Inc., has announced a new partnership with TerraCycle to help divert hard-to-recycle waste from landfills and incinerators through the automaker's environmentally-focused philanthropic platform, Subaru Loves the Earth. With less than a quarter of the 230 million tons of trash generated annually in U.S. getting recycled, Subaru and TerraCycle® are teaming up to intercept and repurpose hard to recycle items.

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New Machinex single-stream sorting system for SOCRRA in Michigan to double capacity

The Southeastern Oakland County Resource Recovery Authority (SOCRRA) material recovery facility, built and installed, with equipment provided by Machinex, has been fully operational since mid-January. Located in Troy, Michigan, this new single-stream system plans to double its capacity from 15,000 to 30,000 tons per year, compared to the old dual stream operation. Material is sourced from several surrounding municipalities in the state of Michigan.

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