commingled recyclables Articles

  • How to set up an office recycling program

    The Paperless Project states the average office worker uses 10,000 sheets of paper a year, and 45% of paper used by office workers is trash by the end of the day. CalRecycle reports that over 785,000 tons of recyclable office paper are disposed ...

  • New sorting plant for dry commingled and C&I waste in Nottingham

    The recycling company Wastecycle in Nottingham expects to process in excess of 45,000t / year and are pleased that the implementation of the plant has allowed them the flexibly to achieve positive results from the various waste streams. The management of Wastecycle asked KMH Systems and REDWAVE to assist them in developing together a new plant based on the following objectives: Increase ...

  • City carton recycling - cedar rapids recycling facility, IOWA, USA

    Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa Start-up date: 1987 (sort line went on-line in 1999) Number of processing lines: Two Throughput: Approximate tons per hour: 10.5 to 13 Approximate tons of material processed 2009: 51,000 Fiber: 46,000 Commingled: 5,000 ...


    By Machinex Industries Inc.

  • Participation Boost : Maximizing Multifamily Recycling

     Maximizing Multifamily Recycling The city of Seattle, Washington recently introduced major changes to its recycling program, affecting the collection of residential recyclables and yard trimmings. In April, the city added rigid plastic containers of all resins (except #6), along with aseptic juice boxes, polycoated milk cartons and plastic bags. All single and multifamily collection ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • LGA advisor questions idea of recycling consistency

    A senior adviser on waste issues for the Local Government Association (LGA) has suggested that councils will be resistant to measures to enforce a ‘consistent collection system’ across England. The cautionary note over consistency came from LGA adviser Hilary Tanner during a debate titled ‘Localism vs Consistency’ at the LARAC – Local Authority ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Using air instead of water to separate your recycling materials

    Separating recyclables by density is nothing new. For many years, the use of wet tanks to remove heavy materials from lights has been very successful. Unfortunately, the disadvantages of this technology are increasingly apparent. With stringent and increasing environmental regulations, use of water is quickly become a messy proposition. When material enters a wet tank, any contaminant on the ...


    By General Kinematics

  • State of Garbage in America Recycling Data Analysis

    IN APRIL 2006, BioCycle published the findings of the 15th State of Garbage In America, a national survey on the generation and disposition of municipal solid waste (MSW). The 2006 survey initiative, which utilized data from calendar year 2004, continued the collaboration between BioCycle and Columbia University's Earth Engineering Center (EEC). The 2006 survey used the new tonnage reporting ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • MSW management strategies for the city of Rome: a comparative assessment

    In this paper, on the basis of a detailed characterisation of the Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) generated in the city of Rome, different integrated management strategies regarding both source separation of selected fractions and the treatment and disposal of the residual commingled waste were compared and discussed in terms of achievable material and energy recovery. The main findings of this ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • CP Group earns MRF of the month with advanced disposal GA

    Serving metro Atlanta and located in Forsyth County, Georgia, one of the fastest growing areas in the U.S., the brand-new materials recovery facility in Alphretta is the 10th for Advanced Disposal, which operates throughout the Southeast. The $5 million, 34,000 square-foot facility built by the CP Group will process single-stream materials collected curbside from approximately 100,000 households ...


    By CP Manufacturing, Inc.

  • Impact lead the way in paper and glass separation

    Impact Air Systems was recently contacted by one of the UK's leading recycling led waste management companies to help them improve the process following the recent introduction of domestic glass into the material stream. The company involved have requested to remain anonymous, but currently operate 6 large scale operations in the UK.   We were called to their facility in the West ...


    By Impact Air Systems

  • Republic services in Lakeland, FL - MRF of the month

    Location: Lakeland, Florida Start-up date: November 2010 Number of processing lines: One single-stream line, with three lines for ONP, mixed paper and commingled containers Throughput: 20-22 tons per hour Tons of material processed since November 2010: Approximately 6,000 Residue rate: 11 ...


    By Machinex Industries Inc.

  • The Reuse Loop Hoops

    ABSTRACTThe San Antonio Water System owns and operates the nation's largest recycled water distribution system, which is tied to several major water recycling centers and constructed as a 'reuse loop' around almost the entire metropolitan area. In addition to providing recycled water to commercial and industrial customers, the dual-use system also provides streamflow ...

  • Organics cart and container trends

    WHEN it comes to figuring out what cities, states and provinces are still throwing away, food residuals from households, commercial businesses and institutions continue to top the list. And as more jurisdictions look to adopt Zero Waste goals and mitigate methane emissions from landfills, the obvious candidate to boost diversion rates is the food residuals stream. In cities and towns that already ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Food waste diversion promoted on the street

    In January 2009, collection trucks hit the streets of San Francisco with a bold message: look more closely at your garbage, because it is primarily made up of resources that should be composted or recycled. There are now about 20 trucks with 3D images of food waste or recyclables displayed on their sides, giving the illusion of glass panels that reveal the vehicles’ contents. Passersby see trucks ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Planning a Centralized Hazardous Waste Treatment Facility -- An Operator's Perspective

    INTRODUCTION The rapid industrial development of the Philippines and the implementation of the Toxic Substance and Hazardous and Nuclear Waste Control Act (1992) is causing an urgent need for hazardous waste treatment facilities. Estimates of hazardous waste volumes in metropolitan Manila are rising from 232,000 tons/year in 1995 to 659,000 tons/year in the year 2010. Mr. Walter Vergara of the ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • 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

  • Residential Organics Diversion Moves Forward in Ontario

    Untitled Document THIS month, the town of Mark-ham, Ontario is rolling out the first phase of its new 3-stream collection program, starting with 12,000 single-family households. "Mission ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Curbside vs. return-to-retail for plastic bags

    Some materials are a natural fit for Ontario's blue box system, with its ever-increasing mechanization, and some are not. A study of plastic film recycling in Ontario has placed that particular material in the latter category and has concluded that promoting in-store programs can lead to higher recovery, better material quality and lower costs. The Plastic Film Collection and Processing Study was ...

  • TITECH Technology installed at UPM Materials Recovery

    An estimated 13.2 million tonnes of paper and board products were consumed in the UK in 2008, with 67% of this paper recovered for recycling. Currently recycling rates for paper within the UK are generally very good and are improving, yet there are issues with the quantity and quality of paper for reuse in paper mills. Newsprint and board mills are the main users of recovered paper as their ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • Source separated residential composting in the US

    THE Field of Dreams movie theme, “if you build it they will come,” is definitely à propos to source separated residential organics composting. While conducting this year's survey, we asked program managers what they think the key ingredients are to offering households the ability to divert more than just yard trimmings at the curb - a practice that is widely adopted in some Canadian provinces and ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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