bag compactor Articles

  • I’m Guilty Of Illegal Dumping

    I live in downtown New York City, one block west of City Hall. My office is approximately 2 1/2 blocks north of City Hall. I point this out, because many demonstrations are held right outside City Hall with loud speakers for the protesters to announce their protests so everyone can hear them within a half-mile radius, they march or gather for blocks. During these demonstrations, it is common to ...


    By ABCOV Companies , LLC

  • Media Markt reduced their collection costs by 40% - Case Study

    Previously the Dutch chain store for electronics, Media Markt, saw 75% of their waste end up in a container unsorted. This was too costly and inefficient. Now almost every store has a baler for cardboard and plastics and an EPS-compactor for Styrofoam. Media Markt used to collect 75% of their waste in containers unsorted. A costly, inefficient and definitely non ...


    By Bramidan Balers

  • Organics Recycling Program Shows Continued Growth

    LAUNCHED in 2000 under the leadership of Nancy Nevil, Director of Sustainability and Environmental Services, the recycling program in the City of Plano, Texas has steadily grown. A grant from the North Texas Council of Governments (NTCOG) provided funds for 95-gallon wheeled carts, biodegradable bags, and educational materials to begin this unique program. Initial participants were the Plano ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Search Smarter With Harmony

    Let’s say you are a business owner that realizes that you need a baler or compactor for your waste handling or recycling needs. How would you know where to look? If you are like most people in the 21st century, you would go to the nearest browser on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer.  And, if you are like most people, you will use  ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • Hospital chain on board with food scraps diversion

    The City of San Diego, California offers a commercial food scraps composting program. Food waste is collected from commercial generators by the city’s franchised haulers, and composted at the Miramar Greenery, the city’s composting facility. To expand the diversion program to large generators, city staff presented the program to a working group of local hospitals at the group’s ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 63 Percent Diversion and Rising

    Untitled Document The City and County of San Francisco is making great strides towards ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Australia : Maximizing Compostables At The Olympics

     Maximizing Compostables At The Olympics THE GOVERNMENT of New South Wales, Australia passed the Waste Minimization and Management Act in 1995, setting a reduction target of 60 percent. One indicator of how much commitment and infrastructure are available to reach this goal will be the success of the overall organics recycling achievements at the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in Sydney (see ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • How the Indianapolis Airport Authority is going green while saving money - Case Study

    The Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA) is actively supporting environmental sustainability efforts as a member of the global aviation community.  The IAA is “committed to engaging in environmentally responsible, sustainable operations, and minimizing any adverse environmental impacts.” This progressive group has identified three main ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • Vertical baler enables Laos recycling company to ship 10x more! - Case Study

    A Success Story – Mouang Khong Environmental Group This past year, the Mouang Khong Environmental Group from Ban Khinak, in the Champasak Province of Laos, identified a need to reduce waste hauling fees related to their recycling efforts.  Mouang Khong Environmental recycles large quantities of cardboard, PET bottles, mixed plastics, aluminum cans, and various metals. Harmony ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • Media market reduced their collection costs by 40%

    Media Markt used to collect 75% of their waste in containers unsorted. A costly, inefficient and definitely non sustainable procedure. Time for a change, the holding decided. In 2009 almost every store has a baler for cardboard and plastics and an EPS-compactor for Styrofoam. “When comparing business results with our sister company Saturn in Germany, it showed that they sorted 95% of their ...


    By Bramidan Balers

  • Recycling Balers And Types

    Recycling balers are an important asset to the recycling efforts. There are several different kinds of balers that can be used depending on the purpose and type of material that need to be recycled. It is important to not only learn about the different types of balers, but also to understand their functioning.  What ...


    By Compactor Management Company

  • Greenmax Styrofoam Densifier Old Customer Feedback from Poland

    GREENMAX EPS Styrofoam Recycling Compactor|Densifier for Polystyrene Foam Greenmax is now accepting Styrofoam for recycling Come by and drop it off at any time, and bring any of those old electronics you would like to recycle too!. For Styrofoam, we charge $5 per 30 gallon bag (that’s a lot of Styrofoam! Check figure 4 for reference). We can only recycle Styrofoam that is white ...


  • Orwak 5030: 29 years old and still going strong - Case study

    Minnesuing Acres, an Executive Retreat and Conference Center, went from daily visits to the dump to just a few pick-ups a month by using the Orwak 5030 Bagging Compactor. It was installed almost 30 years ago and is still in use today. MINNESUING ACRES, AN EXECUTIVE RETREAT AND CONFERENCE CENTER, is a beautiful travel destination for executives and families alike. Located on the picturesque Lake ...


    By Orwak AB

  • Public/private partnering facilitates organics diversion

    Windham Solid Waste Management District (WSWMD) provides recycling services to 19 towns in the southeast corner of Vermont, serving a population base of 37,000, plus a significant number of second home residents, as well as tourists. Based in Brattleboro, WSWMD operates drop-off recycling at 22 locations, with materials processed at a dual stream materials recovery facility (MRF) owned and ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Mixed waste composting trends

    It's been about 25 years since vendors started marketing systems to process mixed municipal solid waste via composting in the U.S. Today, there are 13 plants, most fulfilling their niche in the communities they serve - whether managing MSW in high tourism areas, or processing residual organics from materials recovery facilities. Table 1 provides summary data on the 13 facilities. While we did not ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • San Francisco Takes Residential Organics Collection Full-Scale

    After two and a half years of conducting a variety of pilot residential curbside organics collection programs that included food and soiled paper, the City and County of San Francisco (referred to hereafter as “the City”) and Sunset Scavenger Company are commencing a citywide rollout of the Fantastic Three Program. This new, innovative program will include the separate collection and composting ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Mixed MSW composting in transition

    WITHOUT a doubt, composting the mixed municipal solid waste stream is a “niche” business. It is an MSW management option that seems to be viable in very specific situations. In some instances, these plants were built to service tourist destinations, often in somewhat rural areas where recycling is difficult and landfills are distant. In several other cases, public agencies built plants to extend ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Green initiatives being good for the environment and for the business

    Recycling has basically been made a required activity by the government, especially for businesses, as the environmental hazards are reacting to all the human abuse over the past few centuries in more ways than one. It might appear to be a tedious activity, but a lot of restaurants that have adopted recycling claim to have reduced their operational costs in waste disposal. Waste in ...


    By Compactor Management Company

  • Mixed MSW composting is steady as she goes

    Two new facilities came on line in 2006, while one ceased operation and a second is shifting to a new technology. Annual survey identifies a total of 14 plants. Part I STEADY-STATE may be the best phrase to describe the status of facilities composting mixed municipal solid waste in the United States. In fact, steady-state may be the best phrase to describe solid waste composting in general since ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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