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​Machinex provides new single-stream MRF to York County, South Carolina

New facility to process 10-15,000 tonnes per year of single-stream mixed residential material

Machinex was recently awarded the bid to provide a new single-stream material recovery system (MRF) for York County, South Carolina. The facility is planned to begin operations this July. This new system will allow the County to process the growing tonnage of residential recycling materials being generated in the surrounding area. Material is coming from 16 collection and recycling centres located throughout the County and this new facility will processes all collected recyclables.

The recovery facility is designed to process 10,000 to 15,000 tons per year of mixed single-stream, primarily from residential sources, with a limited amount of commercially-sourced material. It features equipment such as a MACH double-deck OCC screen which reduces wrapping and improves cardboard recovery as well as a fines screen at the beginning of the process. A MACH Ballistic Separator was installed instead of a traditional disc screen to separate the fiber from the containers. The automated container-sorting line includes a PET optical sorter, a magnet and an eddy current separator. Finally, a Machinex II-ram baler was selected to complete this system.

"The Machinex project management team did a great job of keeping the project moving along and our interaction with their crews was excellent. The startup personnel did a very good job training us on the system and helping our staff with all of the operational aspects of the system," said Arthur Ligon, York County Government.

Rusty Angel, Eastern Region Sales Manager at Machinex commented: "The County has been processing all of the recyclables collected from their 16 Collection & Recycling Centers at a dual-stream facility that utilized nearly all manual labour. We applaud the County for having the vision to build this new, single-stream facility to process their material for many years to come. Machinex will be a great partner to help them meet the demands of their rapidly-growing population."

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Norway's largest waste management company first to implement BHS Max-AI VIS to monitor outbound product quality

Norsk Gjenvinning (NG), Norways largest waste management company, has selected Oregon-based Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) to supply NG's new state of the art paper recycling system in Oslo. Operational in Q1 2019, the system will process 20 tonnes per hour (tph) and run three shifts to process approximately 120,000 tonnes annually. Noteworthy to this process is the inclusion of Max-AI VIS (Visual Identification System) units to monitor the quality of outbound paper.  

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Caliber Communications Inc. is a technology-based Canadian company that has created a flexible, cost effective and reliable replacement to physical guarding services. The company has engineered and developed a unique communications platform that operates on the cellular infrastructure anywhere in North America. To date, this platform has been specifically utilized for applications requiring remote security monitoring in a variety of  industries, locations and settings. The platform is completely modular and can be completely independent of existing infrastructure where no resources are available.  This allows the units to be set up anywhere they are required to provide effective security coverage. If power is not readily available, the units are designed to operate on very low wattage making solar power a viable solution.  All units provide 360 degrees of situational awareness with stationary cameras. Additionally, all units come equipped with a PTZ camera (pan, tilt, zoom) to drill into the images and gather specific data for evidence.

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Wastequip hires waste industry and sustainability veteran for new role as Director of Research and Waste Stream Sustainability

Wastequip hires waste industry and sustainability veteran for new role as Director of Research and Waste Stream Sustainability

Wastequip, the leading North American manufacturer of waste handling equipment, has hired waste industry and environmental consulting veteran, Kristin Kinder, as its new director of research and waste stream sustainability.  In this newly-created role, Kinder will serve as the company's resident expert on waste stream improvements and efforts to drive positive environmental change.  Reporting directly to Chief Executive Officer Marty Bryant and working closely with the company's marketing group, Kinder will represent Wastequip on key industry panels, spearhead internal and external research efforts, develop industry partnerships and serve as a subject matter expert and spokesperson on issues related to recycling and waste reduction.

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SWANA Announces 2018 Scholarship Winners

SWANA Announces 2018 Scholarship Winners

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has announced the winners of the 2018 Grant H. Flint Scholarship Program, awarded to students who demonstrate excellence in academic and social endeavors. In support of its mission to promote and foster industry education, SWANA offers up to $25,000 a year in scholarships at the high school, college and graduate level. Many of SWANA's 45 chapters also provided local scholarships from their individual areas. 

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International Baler introduces first “European Style” Auto-Tie made in the USA

International Baler introduces first “European Style” Auto-Tie made in the USA

International Baler Corp. (IBC) has begun production of their new ATX Auto-Tie baler series, a high-volume, "European style" baler for MRF and MSW applications. IBC is the first manufacturer to offer this class of machine in the USA. Built entirely in their plant in Jacksonville, Florida, IBC offers US customers a domestic alternative to the high cost and extended lead time of overseas shipping, parts, and service.

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Bikeshare companies called out for dumping "e-Waste bikes"

Lime Bikes piled high in a Denver scrap yard. Credit: Lime Bike Insider.

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CPIA Resource Recovery Partnership Conference shapes broader approach to recovery framework

Conference speaker Peter Hargreave, President of Policy Integrity Inc.

Striving for zero waste across multiple waste streams is daunting yet imperative for sectors involved in the lifecycle chain of extracting, consuming, disposing and recovering resources. To examine the challenges and benefits of recovering resources and building a sustainable economy, the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA), Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE), City of London, Western University/Institute for Chemicals and Fuels from Alternative Resources (ICFAR) and PAC Next held their fifth annual Resource Recovery Partnership Conference (RRPC) at the University of Waterloo, in Waterloo, Ontario June 21 and 22. 

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ISRI releases statement on China’s announcement of tariffs on all scrap imports

ISRI releases statement on China’s announcement of tariffs on all scrap imports

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), has released the following statement in response to China's announcement that it will impose a retaliatory tariff on the import of all scrap commodities from the U.S.: "ISRI is already hearing from contacts in China that the announcement has caused consternation among Chinese consumers of U.S. scrap commodities. Although these tariffs will not be levied on imports from other countries, it is our understanding that other regions may not be able to fulfill all of China's demand. This is in line with other reports that the trade war has had an impact on the Chinese economy across many sectors. 

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ERA and Hi Tech Recyclers partnership results in recycling of over 700 tons of e-waste

ERA and Hi Tech Recyclers partnership results in recycling of over 700 tons of e-waste

The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) has been working to reduce unnecessary electronic waste since 2004 throughout Canada. Many of us are unaware of the toxic chemicals that derive from electronic devices. Take a cell phone as an example, it has over 500 components and many contain toxic metals such as mercury, lead, beryllium, and cadmium. Over the past five years the ERA has been working with Hi Tech Recyclers, an Alberta Recycling (ARMA) certified recycler, to recycle e-waste from the province, comprised of unusable TV's, printers and electronics that could not be reused.   

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​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. 

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​Keestrack enters Japanese market through partnership with JCE Co.

The full hybrid scalper Keestrack K4e features a hybrid drive unit of 75 kW diesel engine (Tier 4f) and 75 kVa accumulator. In primary and secondary operation it offers production rates up to 350 tph.

In March 2018 Keestrack, the Belgium-based specialist in mobile processing technology, signed a dealership agreement with JCE Co, Ltd. based in Kanagawa near Tokyo. JCE now distributes Keestrack's whole range of tracked mobile crushers and screens and provides full customer service through its nationwide aftersales network.

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