In launching 707 Resource Management in 2008, the team had envisaged a very customer-focused service, one built on trust, honesty, maximum efficiency, and interaction through information flow to customers, with minimum administrative intervention where possible. 707 Resource Management, who had previously built and managed several successful waste and recycling companies, decided that to differentiate their service from the competition they must utilise new technologies.
Big Apple goes big on organics recycling
NYC Will Have Largest Organic Waste Curbside Collection Program in Nation “DSNY’s Expansion of Food Scraps and Yard Waste Collection in Queens Makes Program Available to More Than 961,000 Residents” So read the headline of a November 14 press release from the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) that announced DSNY’s expansion of food scraps and yard trimmings collection to residents in Queens’ Community Board 11. With this last rollout of 2016, approximately 11 percent of...
Professionally Certifying Compost Operations Managers
In October, the Certification Commission of the US Composting Council launched the first professional certification in the U.S. for compost operations managers. The Certification Commission of the US Composting Council (USCC) officially launched the first professional certification in the nation for compost operations managers on October 26, 2016. “There already is a lot of on-line applications activity and excitement about the Certified Compost Operations Manager (CCOM),” notes Frank Franciosi, USCC...
Reliability and prepress technology deciding factors when Stena Recycling chose Presona
Stena Recycling in Kristianstad, Sweden, is featuring a new Presona LP 100 DH4S baler, increasing its baling capacity and ensuring production with a minimum of stoppages. Stena Recycling’s Kristianstad facility is one of the company’s 165 recycling plants in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Poland and manages a wide variety of materials from municipal and business collections. It was when the recycling giant consolidated the two facilities in Kristianstad, in southern Sweden, that the need for...
Municipal waste management across European countries
This briefing is a synthesis of the outcomes of a country-by-country analysis that addressed 32 EEA countries: EU-28 Member States, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey (ETC/WMGE, 2016), complemented with some information from the Western Balkan countries. 1. Introduction Over the last two decades, European countries have increasingly shifted their focus with regard to municipal waste from disposal methods to prevention and recycling. Moving municipal waste management up the ‘waste hierarchy’[1...
Fresh look at organics bans and waste recycling laws
Approximately 40 percent of food produced in the U.S. is wasted annually. At a time when millions of Americans are food insecure and thousands of farmers struggle to stay afloat, the negative consequences of wasting food extend far beyond the environmental impacts and loss of resources that could have been otherwise allocated. There are great opportunities for food waste reduction at the federal level, but much can be done by states and localities, whose involvement in finding solutions to food waste and food...