bin tracking Articles

  • Bin-Wall Suncor, Fort McMurray, AB

    Owner: TransAlta Energy Corp Design: Associated Engineering Installation: Voice Construction Ltd. LocationSuncor:  North of Fort McMurray, AlbertaCase Another Innovative Solution From Armtec The main facility at Suncor Energy process plant requires a lot of power. Constructed in 2006 these massive galvanized gravity walls are the staging pad book ends for the Trans Alta Energy ...


    By Armtec

  • Tools for keeping IWRM strategic planning on track (GWP, 2006)

    How do you ensure that the process of formulating your Integrated Water Resources Management plan or strategy1 moves forward smoothly and includes all the steps needed to pave the way for successful implementation and, ultimately, to catalyze positive change? The following brief describes how two project ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Alpha Bin Care strengthens team with appointment of new Business Development Manager

    Alpha Bin Care strengthens team with appointment of Business Development Manager Alpha Bin Care, a leading commercial cleaner and maintainer of wheeled bin containers and waste management, has strengthened its team with the appointment of Lesley Carnall as Business Development Manager, responsible for overall sales performance in London and the South East.  This ...


  • Integrating Ecological, Carbon and Water footprint into a Footprint Family of indicators: Definition and role in tracking human pressure on the planet

    In recent years, attempts have been made to develop an integrated Footprint approach for the assessment of the environmental impacts of production and consumption. In this paper, we provide for the first time a definition of the “Footprint Family” as a suite of indicators to track human pressure on the planet and under different angles. This work has been developed under the 7th ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Integrated Weighing System Guarantees Full Traceability At Gaskells

    Owners of the largest commercial recycling facility in Liverpool, Gaskells, have invested in an integrated bin-weighing and software system to track and record the weight of every collection providing complete transparency for its customers. Jonathan Gaskell, Managing Director, Gaskells said: “We pride ourselves on providing our customers with exact information on how much waste is being ...

  • Cost benefit analysis

    Flooding protection measures are often expensive. A cost benefit analysis can help to prioritise flood protection measures. Within the SAWA project an approach for cost benefit analysis (CBA) of flooding protection was developed (find the description under case studies below). In the following, some aspects to consider making a CBA are shown and some difficulties are pointed out. Compared with ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Bridging the Sanitation Gap

    As the development community celebrates being on track to achieve the Millennium Development Goals drinking water targets, it will be too easy to overlook the fact that sanitation lags far behind. More than a billion people worldwide still have no access to a toilet. The immediate health impact is obvious, but the 'sanitation gap' also undermines other development objectives because of its effect ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Looking after your assets?

    Outside of customers, vehicles and bins are waste company’s most important assets! Yet few companies manage them with the attention they deserve. Many companies are still using antiquated paper based records systems to keep track of these, when paper based filing systems are the most costly to keep and most difficult to share amongst staff from multiple departments. Trucks these days can cost ...


    By Wastedge.com

  • IoT Technology Increases Municipal Waste Management Efficiency

    You’ve probably come across an overflowing trash bin at least once or twice if you live in a major city. That’s because cities generate more waste than other areas of residency. For example, the City of Chicago accounts for nearly 70% of all waste generated in the state of Illinois, which isn’t all that surprising knowing that population density tends to be higher in cities. ...


    By One Plus Corp.

  • From the PWR Blog: Hot in Cleveland? It's About to Get Hotter...

    What isn't so hot in Cleveland, however, is the millions of dollars being spent to track, and spy, on their citizens' recycling habits...resulting in $100 fines per violation. That's right, Cleveland has been sorting through individuals' trash in order to fine them for throwing away too much material that could have been recycled. Now, if you've read any of our other blog postings, you know ...


  • Bio-toilets: Sustainable Solution to India’s Sanitation Challenge

    Sanitation facilities in India are alarming with over 600 million people (half of India's population) having no access to toilets. People are forced to defecate in the open. This poses health hazards, raises environmental concerns and leads to water contamination. This is coupled with the Indian Railways’s open-chute toilet system wherein the human waste drops on the rail tracks. Untreated ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Tackling the neglected issues of sanitation and hygiene

    Problems with Sanitation and Hygiene in Developing Countries Sanitation and hygiene continue to be overlooked, with severe consequences for the health, education, and economic prospects of a large proportion of the world’s population.  Around 40 per cent of people worldwide (2.6 billion) do not have access to a safe toilet, and nearly 20 per cent (1.1 billion) defecate in ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Beyond Throughput

    If you are in the market for new or used Mobile Document Shredding (MDS) equipment, you need to understand your options. In the last decade, the MDS industry has gone through some major advancements. This alone makes it very important to consider all the features and capabilities of today’s MDS equipment. REACHING CAPACITY. The most common mistake made by consumers when selecting MDS ...


    By Shred-Tech Corp.

  • Top 15 things you didn’t know you could recycle

    Figuring out what to recycle and what not to recycle is tough! So we’ve compiled a list of some items and materials that the average character may not have known that they could toss in the recycling bin. We’d be very surprised if you knew that all of these items were recyclable! 1. Pet Fur Believe it or not, all of those mounds of cat and dog hair you’ve ...

  • Adapting to climate change : assessing the World Bank Group experience - phase three of the World Bank Group and climate change

    This paper constitutes the third and final volume of a series of assessments of the World Bank Group's engagement with climate change issues. The first focused on World Bank involvement in policy issues related to greenhouse gas mitigation. It was mainly concerned with the potential for energy price reform and energy efficiency policies to yield dividends in growth, fiscal savings, and climate ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • High diversion in the Alps (Italy)

    Award winning sustainability initiatives in Val di Fiemme help keep the popular valley pristine, while providing a worldwide role model for mountainous communities. VAL di Fiemme is a valley in northern Italy tucked in the Dolomite Mountains, a section of the Alps known for skiing in winter, and hiking in summer. In 2008 the municipality of 11 villages won an award for highest waste diversion in ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Integrating RFID technology into Waste Management operations

    What would you do if you knew of an innovative technology that could be implemented throughout many waste management processes? One that could improve the efficiency of your hauling fleet and staff, help reduce pollution and return higher profits? Well, it’s here and if you haven’t already considered it, now is the time. With significant advancements realized over the last several ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • A novel multiple flow direction algorithm for computing the topographic wetness index

    The topographic wetness index (TWI), frequently used in approximately characterizing the spatial distribution of soil moisture and surface saturation within a watershed, has been widely applied in topography-related geographical processes and hydrological models. However, it is still questionable whether the current algorithms of TWI can adequately model the spatial distribution of topographic ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Zero waste on San Francisco’s horizon

    Diversion rate of 77 percent (and climbing) is a reflection of sound policy, committed municipality and willing waste hauler. Part I WHEN BioCycle visited San Francisco in April, we were invited to tag along with a British film crew making a documentary on how the world deals with its trash. Hosted by Academy Award winning actor Jeremy Irons, the project had landed in San Francisco because of the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Cart-Based Organics Collection. Citizens Drive 65 Percent Diversion System

    For better or worse, citizens opposing waste management projects usually end up being labeled as NIMBYs — not in my backyard. This could have been the case in Halifax, Nova Scotia but instead, the citizens took their opposition one step further, basically taking the design for an acceptable waste management system into their own hands. In the process, they laid out the foundation for an ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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