demolition waste sorting Articles

  • `Making good earth better` goal of waste-to-resource firm

    “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” Nowhere is that more true than in northern Ohio, where a long-established waste-to-resource company is turning everything from demolition and construction waste and sewage sludge into products that homeowners and businesses can use to spruce up their properties. “I can’t believe what we do,” enthuses Diane Kurtzman, a spokesperson for Kurtz Bros. Inc., ...

  • Rainbow Environmental Services aims for Zero Waste with CP Group and Siemens

    Chase Clark wants to be a recycler with Rainbow Environmental Services when he grows up. The three-year-old boy loves nothing more than watching the collection trucks roll out of Rainbow’s Huntington Beach, California Material Recovery Facility (MRF) early in the morning. “Most of the drivers have gotten to know Chase, and they’ll honk their horns and wave on their way out for ...


    By CP Manufacturing, Inc.

  • Questions and answers on the Commission Communication `Towards a Circular Economy` and the Waste Targets Review

    What is a circular economy? A circular economy preserves the value added in products for as long as possible and virtually eliminates waste. It retains the resources within the economy when a product has reached the end of its life, so that they remain in productive use and create further value. It may involve: Increasing the time products deliver their service before ...

  • Construction debris recycle: assigning the costs to where they belong

    The research reported here developed a management model for construction and demolition waste in a Brazilian municipality with material flow sheet and economical balances. This waste is produced at a rate of 1.7 kg per person per day. The private construction sector is called upon to run and fund the waste movement network through correct fee structures. The heart of the network is a sorting and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Commercial Varennes, Québec (Canada)

    Status: Under development Feedstock: Sorted industrial, commercial and institutional waste Planned Product: Cellulosic Ethanol Expected Capacity: 38 million litres/ 10 million gallons per year Enerkem and GreenField Ethanol are planning to build Québec's first full-scale cellulosic ethanol ...


    By Enerkem

  • Diversion Deposits, Grants Giving a Boost to C&D Diversion

    Waste characterization studies show a fairly high percentage of potentially recyclable construction and demolition materials going into the landfill. An innovative program in California taps into public sector incentives and private sector investments. Part II IN 1998, the city of San Jose, California conducted a waste composition study to determine what materials were still going into ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Recycling asphalt shingles a boon for Minnesota C&D Recycler

    The Northeast Recycling Council estimates that more than 11 million tons of asphalt shingles are scrapped in the U.S. each year; 10 million from installation tear-offs and re-roofing jobs and another one million discarded as waste by asphalt shingle manufacturers. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that shingle waste makes up 8 percent of the total building-related waste stream ...


    By Vermeer

  • Concrete crushing plants

    Mobile concrete crushers introduction As a top producer of entire set of crushing and screening plant gear along with a answer provider of aggregate production, The design concept for PP sequence portable crushing and screening plant is to totally meet the various specifications of cellular ...


  • RDF production at Delete Oy with UNTHA shredders

    UNTHA’s complete RDF system strengthens Delete’s waste to energy commitment When environmental services specialist Delete needed a new alternative fuel production system for its site in Tampere, central Finland, the €100million turnover company turned to Austrian-based UNTHA. Now manufacturing more than 20 tonnes of 80mm RDF an hour, ...


    By UNTHA Shredding Technology

  • Entrepreneurs Expand Markets for Recycled Products

    Beyond Waste in Santa Rosa, California demonstrates that reuse deconstruction in the mainstream construction industry can be a money-making prospect — by getting paid to take the building apart and from the sale of recovered materials. Beyond Waste’s first “high profile” project was at the Presidio, a former Army base located on the south shore of the Golden Gate entrance to the San Francisco ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Reuse in Deconstruction Projects

    Beyond Waste in Santa Rosa, California demonstrates that reuse deconstruction in the mainstream construction industry can be a money-making prospect — by getting paid to take the building apart and from the sale of recovered materials. Beyond Waste’s first “high profile” project was at the Presidio, a former Army base located on the south shore of the Golden Gate entrance to the San Francisco ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Pallets to Garden Products: Value-added Wood Recycling Works

    A business venture of St. Paul’s Neighborhood Energy Consortium demonstrates reuse can generate as much as $3,000/ton. AT ANY MOMENT, there may be over two billion wood pallets in circulation throughout the United States, half of which are used only once. Others are reused over longer periods of time, but eventually almost all — nearly 300 million in the U.S. last year — wind up in the waste ...


  • Refuse Derived Fuel, Current Practice and Perspectives

    Untitled Document Summary I OBJECTIVES The objectives of the project were to undertake a survey on the current ...

  • 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

  • Recycling at Special Events.Where Crowds Gather, Recyclables are Sure to Follow

     Special events pose a challenge to recyclers because the waste stream often contains large amounts of single-use products and food discards, and multiple vendors often serve participants. While the type of materials generated varies by event size, venue, and theme, quantities can be substantial. For example, the 30,000 patrons at the Davis, California 1999 Whole Earth Festival produced more ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • One of Europe’s most contaminated sites

    VSD Avenue, a joint venture partnership between VolkerStevin, DEC and Sita Remediation, started work at the beginning of September on the remediation of the former Avenue Coking Works in Chesterfield; one of the most heavily contaminated sites in Europe. Guy Pomphrey, chairman of VSD Avenue, explains The £82m contract, signed in July, was commissioned by the client and site owner the East ...


    By Newzeye Ltd

  • 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

  • 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

  • New Recycling Era for NYC

    Untitled Document New 20-year contract between the city and large-scale recycler ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Recycler thrives by advancing the state of his industry

    As a 14-year-old schoolboy, Dave Zwicky was given the chance to realize his dreams by a local banker who saw real potential in a young man’s goal of becoming a successful excavating contractor. Backed by the banker and a co-signer, young Dave bought his first piece of equipment, a backhoe, and never looked back. After 30 years in business, Zwicky shifted his company’s focus to organic recycling ...


    By Morbark, LLC

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