Orbis Corporation to Reveal Enhanced Organic Waste Collection Designs at Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo
ORBIS Corporation, a North American manufacturer of plastic bins and carts for the collection of recyclables and organics, will be at the Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo in Toronto in November to demonstrate for customers, recycling professionals and media the numerous enhancements they’ve made to their popular Kitchen Collector and GreenBin2 organic waste collection containers.
- Green Bin2
The Green Bin2 is ideal for efficient curbside collection of organic waste. The 12-gallon cart is designed for easy storage and collector of food scraps to help municipalities encourage more community residents to divert food waste from landfills.
- Next Generation Kitchen Collector
The contoured Kitchen Collector2 is designed for convenient kitchen scrap collection. The contemporary design fits in any décor, and is a mess-free, odor-free and easy-to-use scrap container that is easily transported from the counter to outdoor compost piles or curbside containers.
ORBIS’ Green Bin2 cart and Kitchen Collector2 represent the first step in helping municipalities encourage more community residents to divert food waste from landfills—an initiative that ORBIS has been successfully introducing into many North American cities, including Toronto, Portland, Ore., and New York City.
“We have been working closely with communities and municipalities to implement food scrap diversion programs,” said John Sebranek, environmental marketing manager, ORBIS. “Easy-to-use bins like these help residents efficiently divert food waste from landfills and personally contribute to the environmental impact their community makes. Our ability to develop and offer innovative products for municipalities and their residents helps position them among the leaders in the organic waste collection movement taking place across North America.”
In addition to featuring the enhanced Green Bin2 and Kitchen Collector2 designs, ORBIS will provide helpful insight on how to launch a successful program that encourages resident participation and increases recycling and diversion rates.
“Our years of experience working with communities to launch food scrap diversion programs has provided us with expertise we can share with other cities to make sure we all do our part to maximize diversion,” said Sebranek.
ORBIS will also showcase the array of plastic bins and carts they provide for the collection of recyclables and waste. Municipalities and haulers in North America have preferred these products for decades:
- Green Bin Plus for larger scale food scrap applications, such as multi-family residences and restaurants.
- An array of recycling bin sizes and shapes to meet the needs of the any home or neighborhood.
- Earth Machine backyard composter for those without access to curbside food scrap collection, or just want to create their own compost for to nurture their gardens.
Traditionally, waste management companies have operated using a simple "management of waste" approach to operating a MRF. Throughput targets and continuous operation (minimal downtime) were the main driving forces. The industry has changed however, and the focus moving forward is now on optimizing system performance and reliability, in conjunction with increasing recycling rates and a drive for a "greener" and more sustainable tomorrow.
When considering the addition of, or upgrade to, an "intelligent" MRF, for municipalities or private operators, the main factors should always be the client's (operator) current requirements, and evolving market needs, which include throughput, reliability, output quality, and adaptability. Equally important is a full understanding of what is really expected from any proposed system. Having an engaged and focused mindset for the project with the client from the beginning, will impact and drive the entire design process. This then impacts the overall project result, through to the productive, efficient, ongoing operation of the facility itself.