debris handling Articles

  • 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

  • Planning for Natural Disaster Debris Guidance

    Each year, natural disasters, such as wildfires, floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, and winter storms, challenge American communities. The National Science and Technology Council estimates that these disasters cost the United States $52 billion per year in the form of lives lost and property destroyed (2005). Natural disasters have generated large amounts of debris, causing considerable ...

  • Generating biomass fuel from disaster debris

    Natural disasters create massive amounts of vegetative debris, the majority of which is landfilled or open burned. These environmentally harmful practices are the norm partly out of necessity and convenience, with a focus on clearing material as quickly as possible after a disaster - versus finding outlets for the material including mulch, compost and biomass fuel. The biomass fuel market in ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Crowder-Gulf Disaster Debris Management Responds to Hurricanes’ Havoc

    Untitled Document Bonnie...Charley...Frances...Ivan. If the state of Florida could be compared to a fictional prize fighter. It would ...


    By Diamond Z

  • 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

  • Carpet Cleaning Machines That Can Handle High Traffic

    Choosing carpet cleaning machines to handle high-traffic carpet cleaning might seem like an overwhelming task. Carpets in areas like hotel lobbies, movie theaters, and office reception rooms can all collect large amounts of dirt and debris, even in a single day. High traffic areas don’t just deal with constant streams of traffic, they also deal with different kinds of dirt deposits. For ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Company excels at handling massive volumes in Florida cleanup effort: Gainesville firm brings grinding expertise to bear in aftermath of hurricanes

    Generally speaking, Floridians are a fairly accepting and resourceful lot — accepting of the fact that they occasionally have to deal with hurricanes and the damage associated with them; resourceful in their ability to spring back from a storm’s unbelievably daunting challenges. However, the hurricane season of 2004 may well be remembered not only as one of the most active in recorded history, ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Columbia River Gets a Vertical Fish Screen - case study

    The Columbia River is huge and runs past deserts, towns, major cities and numerous recreation areas. It is a major fishery, as well. So this screen had to protect and exclude fish, handle natural and urban debris, and operate in a constricted space.  We designed and installed large vertical fish screens with hoods. Now the irrigation canal is clean and clear of river debris. The fish are ...


    By International Water Screens

  • 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

  • Port of Antwerp, Belgium

    The Port of Antwerp is a famous cargo handling port but is also only 300m from the historic city center, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. The Port needed to keep their waters clear of unsightly llitter and debris. Also, as a developing cruise port it handles 14,000 sailings per year to over 800 overseas destinations, and floating debris was causing a risk to navigation. ...


  • The Many Costs of a Clogged Pump

    Photo:  wef.org In the February 2012 issue of Water Environment and Technology Magazine is an article titled “A solution for ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • Falkirk Council case study

    Falkirk County Council, Scotland Supply and installation and maintenance of a Trash Screen blockage and Flood Warning system, 2006 - ongoing Hydro-Logic was appointed by Falkirk County Council to supply, install and commission a series of 7 sites where there were concerns over flooding. The systems were deployed to supply alarms to a central control office at Falkirk ...


    By Hydro-Logic Services

  • Grinding out progress in Florida’s hurricane cleanup

    The recent onslaught of Florida’s west coast, central region and, most recently, panhandle by Hurricanes Charley, Frances and Ivan, demanded extraordinary efforts by companies charged with the cleanup. Spearheading that effort, Brooksville, Florida-based Grubbs Emergency Services LLC, has contracted with scores of subcontractors to reduce the massive volumes of felled trees, severed limbs and ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Trash Screen Monitoring in Falkirk

    Falkirk County Council, Scotland Supply and installation and maintenance of a Trash Screen blockage and Flood Warning system, 2006 - ongoing Hydro-Logic was appointed by Falkirk County Council to supply, install and commission a series of sites where there were concerns over flooding. The systems were deployed to supply alarms to a central control office at Falkirk ...

  • Fire prevention strategies, storm cleanup

    WHEN IT comes to the importance of clearing dead and diseased trees as a fire prevention step, Wayne Williams of San Diego County, California is living (and breathing) it. “I was walking around the fire zone, and where residents had cleared spaces around their homes, the house was usually saved,” says Williams. “Houses without a firebreak, or on a ridge (where fire can leap out of a canyon), were ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Grinding out progress in Florida`s hurricane cleanup

    The recent onslaught of Florida's west coast, central region and, most recently, panhandle by Hurricanes Charley, Frances and Ivan, demanded extraordinary efforts by companies charged with the cleanup. Spearheading that effort, Brooksville, Florida-based Grubbs Emergency Services LLC, has contracted with scores of subcontractors to reduce the massive volumes of felled trees, severed limbs and ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Headworks Screening for Smaller Plants

    Water treatment facilities in smaller towns and villages, as well as treatment works supporting institutions, prisons, resorts or remote facilities, have difficult choices to make when selecting a headworks system. All require a solids control strategy, but lower flows and smaller budgets limit the available equipment options. A number of different types of equipment can be used to meet these ...


    By JWC Environmental

  • Grout Steam Cleaning Machines for Tile Floor Cleaners

    Grout cleaning machines have greatly changed the way we tackle the task of cleaning tiles and grout. Tiles and grout are a tough challenge, mainly because these are two very different kinds of materials. They have a tendency to attract some of the toughest stains and deposits. While tiles tend to have a smooth, hard surface, grout tends to be soft and porous. This makes them the perfect place for ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Fleet Auto Detailing Become Easy with Mobile Car Wash Equipment

    When it comes to professional auto detailing, handling vehicles one at a time can be challenging enough. Whether it’s cleaning RVs, family cars, or heavy vehicles, each one has its own unique cleaning needs and challenges. Fleet maintenance and cleaning is something that can be extremely challenging as well. When dealing with a fleet of vehicles, it’s important the job be completed ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Integrated SUDS scheme overcomes challenges at low-lying manufacturing facility

    The sustainable drainage system developed by ACO Water Management for Kybotech's new timber processing facility in Nottinghamshire fully integrates a number of SUDS processes to successfully overcome the site's many challenges. Situated in a restricted low-lying position close to the watertable, the system first removes all oil deposits and sawdust carried in run-off from both the handling yard ...


    By ACO Group

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