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

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.

​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. 

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

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.

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

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.

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. 

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

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.

​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.

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."  

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. 

​GreenWaste Recovery, in partnership with BHS, opens 90-tph mixed waste MRF

In 2008 GreenWaste Recovery, Inc. (GWR) was awarded SWANA's Gold Award for Recycling Excellence for the company's Mixed Waste Material Recovery Facility (MRF). The system, built by Bulk Handling Systems (BHS), was among the first of its kind in the United States and has been a showcase for diversion and recycling excellence over its lifetime. Now, more than a decade later, a BHS overhaul has more than doubled the system's throughput and added significant technology to boost recovery, product quality and level of automation. 

Advanced technical solutions can substantially reduce occurrence and mitigate cost of fire incidents in waste and recycling

We have seen a spike in fires in the recycling industry in 2018, compared to previous years. March, April and May 2018 are now the highest months we have recorded for fire incidents at waste and recycling facilities. March 2018 could merely be an anomaly. But then came April, with 36 fires, and then May, with 38 fires reported - the highest number of fires in any month since I began reporting recycling and waste industry facility fires in 2015. 

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NEW WAY and Recology partner on project to put first electric-powered waste collection trucks on the road in Seattle

New Way Trucks and Recology have announced a continued partnership that is working on a project that will bring  the first two electric refuse collection trucks to Seattle, Washington. The BYD Motors 8R Class-8 battery-electric trucks, fitted with New Way Viper Rear Loader bodies, are scheduled for delivery to Recology in early 2019. The two trucks will be used for residential solid waste pick up and will be the first electric refuse trucks in the Pacific Northwest region, according to New Way. 

New orange-peel grapples from Cat designed for a range of applications

The new Cat GSH420 and GSH520 orange-peel grapples, replacing the GSH15B Series grapples, are designed for a wide range of applications, including handling shredded scrap, such as long structural beams and car bodies; handling rocks at construction sites; and waste at recycling and transfer stations. The performance and efficiency of the new Cat grapples help waste-handling operations, in particular, meet the challenges of increased environmental regulation, growing pressure to recycle a mix of materials, and stringent budgets.

​SWANA's WASTECON 2018 keynote speaker line-up includes industry leaders, designers and creative thinkers

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) recently announced the keynote speakers for WASTECON, SWANA's largest conference designed to help solid waste leaders plan a sustainable future for their communities. WASTECON takes place in Nashville, August 20-23.  According to David Biderman, SWANA's Executive Director and CEO, the event's line-up of keynote speakers will offer insight on future policy, innovation trends, and technology, in addition to new perspectives on adapting to industry change and creating efficient work-flow processes.

Polaris 2800 one-step shredder key for Wheeldon Brothers UK solid recovered fuel operation

‘If you don't recycle, we do it for you' is the motto of Wheeldon Brothers Ltd. This waste management company in Manchester/UK produces solid recovered fuels too. This is where a particular shredder with high output comes in: the Polaris 2800 one-step shredder from Lindner-Recyclingtech. ‘There is no better and more efficient machine for one-step shredding,' says Wheeldon.

​Toter launches 32-gallon medical waste cart

Toter has launched  a new 32-gallon medical waste cart. Biohazard-compatible and suitable for use in a wide range of medical facilities, from offices and ambulatory care facilities to surgical centers and hospitals, the new cart was developed in response to customer demand for a smaller, more maneuverable cart.

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 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.

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.

​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.   

Doosan launches DL280-5 wheel loader with optional guarding package

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. 

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.

​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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