debris collection Articles

  • Recycling recycling storm debris

    Hurricane Irene has come and gone, but strong winds and heavy rainfall left significant property damage in the wake of the storm. If you’re one of many East Coasters facing a yard full of storm debris, there is plenty you can do to clean up the mess the eco-friendly way. Many towns and cities are offering curbside collection or open-call recycling days for storm debris (check your ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Storm Debris Recovery & Processing

    Mobile wood grinding fleet, qualification as a preapproved cleanup contractor and reliable outlets for processed debris are keys to success. The weeklong winter storm that hit the south and East Coast last February was a record-setting event. The state of South Carolina lost 11 percent of its timber, with North Carolina and some East Coast states sustaining similar ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Buried debris case study

    Saufley Field, Escambia County, Florida GeoView was tasked with performing a geophysical investigation at a military base in the southeastern United States. The purpose of the investigation was to locate a reported debris burial pit. The burial pit was reported to be 60 feet (ft) in length and up to 10 ft deep. Historical records indicated that the pit  contained buried drums and ...


    By GeoView, Inc.

  • Amplification of Indicator Bacteria in Organic Debris on Southern California Beaches

    INTRODUCTION Certain recreational beaches in southern California frequently exceed state water quality standards for indicator bacteria (total coliform, fecal coliform, and enterococcus). In San Diego County, two sites have been particularly problematic: Mission Bay, a large coastal embayment; and Dog Beach at the mouth of the San Diego River. Recent studies designed to investigate sources of ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • Grinding of site debris fits well with Virginia company`s growth

    An old adage says something to the effect of: 'when life gives you lemons, make lemonade,' meaning, essentially, always try to make the best out of what's handed to you.  For a Virginia contractor, that saying is proven out almost daily as part of its wood waste grinding effort.  The lemons, in this case, were a growing volume of wood waste debris from area landclearing projects.  ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Prediction of maximum scour depth around piers with debris accumulation using EPR, MT, and GEP models

    Pier scour phenomena in the presence of debris accumulation have attracted the attention of engineers to present a precise prediction of the local scour depth. Most experimental studies of pier scour depth with debris accumulation have been performed to find an accurate formula to predict the local scour depth. However, an empirical equation with appropriate capacity of validation is not ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Food Waste Collection Companies Grow With The Flow

    On October 1, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ ban on landfill disposal of commercial organics from establishments generating one ton or more of food waste per week goes into effect. On the front lines of helping these businesses and institutions comply are organics haulers, many of whom have been offering their services for years. “Seven years ago, we were servicing about two dozen ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Case study – oil removal from central collection basin

    Customer Profile: Largest manufacturer of newspaper stock and toilet tissue in Toronto, Canada using recycled paper as the primary ingredient in their production process.  Customer collects paper, newsprint and magazines from “blue boxes” and other sources throughout Ontario Province.  Customer separates the paper collected and makes recycled paper ...


    By SkimTech Inc.

  • Rugged Tablet helps with Data collection in tornado clean-up - Case Study

    Challenge After a massive tornado wiped out much of the city of Joplin, Missouri, Asbell Excavating needed to find all of the downed transformers, note their location, then go back and clean up the spills before serious environmental damage could occur. Solution GPS points were imported first into an Excel spreadsheet then into Carlson Takeoff, put it on the ...


    By Handheld UK and Ireland Ltd

  • 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

  • Idaho Water District’s new Hydroelectric project - case study

    This Irrigation District north of Twin Falls installed a new run of the river hydroelectric facility. In order to protect their new turbines, they installed this Traveling Water Screening System. The majority of debris consists of weeds, tumbleweeds, aquatic plants and urban debris. The 5 screens at this location drop debris on a 60’ long conveyor. The conveyor carries the debris to an ...


    By International Water Screens

  • Sustainable approaches to C&D waste management and global warming impacts

    Increased diversion rates for construction and demolition (C&D) debris from US landfill sites are not only good from a sustainability viewpoint, but it is also an achievable goal. When deconstruction occurs, effective planning begins to take advantage of all technologies and processes available for recycling and reuse along with emerging markets for transformed C&D materials and secondary ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Scavenger 2000 Decontamination Vessel - Scavenger 2000 Operations Report

    It has been a pleasure for us to clean and help rejuvenate the City of Miami Waterways and Miami River for the past several years. Our objective is to help clean the waters of the world. These are the results for the operation of the Scavenger2000 Decontamination Vessel performed on the City of Miami and Miami-Dade County waterways for the period of last five years. Please see below a ...


    By EcoJump LLC

  • Impact supports the plastic recycling industry to improve product quality

    Impact Air Systems were recently contacted by a well established metal recycling company who had installed a plastic recycling facility at their 32 acre site in Lincolnshire. Blue Sky Plastics Ltd installed a plastic recycling system to recycle household rigid plastic material and plastic car components and needed to further improve the quality of the HDPE and PP granules by removing the ...


    By Impact Air Systems

  • Opportunity in disaster

    Abraham Lincoln said, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” Preparation for chopping down a tree and planning for a disaster have a lot in common. This article will provide guidance on how to profit handsomely from disaster, if you are prepared. Just because your community is in the middle of a major disaster does not ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Mono nov completes major upgrade at knapp mill WTW

    Mono Pumps’ responsibilities included full risk assessment, temporary access and walkways, safety fencing to enclose the site from the public pathway, and craneage access. Mono co-ordinated all mechanical and electrical works, removing the old drum screens and installing six Mono L Series Discreens to the main and lagoon intakes atthe water treatment works. The Discreen was chosen by the customer ...


    By NOV Mono - Mono Pumps Ltd

  • Bioavailability of purified subcellular metals to a marine fish

    In this study, we took advantages of the supply of naturally contaminated oysters and investigated how the subcellular metal distribution and the metal burden in prey affected the transfer of metals to a marine fish, the grunt Terapon jarbua. The oysters Crassostrea hongkongensis with different contaminated histories were collected and separated into three subcellular fractions (metal‐rich ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • From macroplastic to microplastic: Degradation of high‐density polyethylene, polypropylene, and polystyrene in a salt marsh habitat

    As part of the degradation process, it is believed that most plastic debris becomes brittle over time, fragmenting into progressively smaller particles. The smallest of these particles, known as microplastics, have been receiving increased attention because of the hazards they present to wildlife. To understand the process of plastic degradation in an intertidal salt marsh habitat, strips ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Glasgow City Council, UK

    Two years ago the Glasgow City Council announced a major clean-up of the Clyde as part a regeneration programme. The clean-up was regarded as an important element in attracting tourists to the cities riverside and its continued development. However two rivers, the Cart and Kelvin flow into the River Clyde and bring with them hundreds of tonnes of floating litter and debris right onto the ...


  • Can we reposition the preferred geological conditions necessary for an infil

    The quantity and quality of feed water for desalting is critical for efficient operation of a desalination plant. This paper considers a synthetic permeable system designed to take advantages of the advances in directional drilling as well as incorporate the use of geotextile fabrics to transfer the preferred infiltration characteristics to any coastal site. The filtered seawater collection ...


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