garbage truck Articles

  • Compressed natural gas use in garbage trucks

    The White Paper is developed by WIH Resource Group (WIH) and was created from industry research and analysis of the current use of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) in refuse (municipal solid waste – MSW) collection vehicles by both public sector agencies and private sector service providers throughout the United States. The waste management industry’s interest in this information is to assess the ...


    By WIH Resource Group

  • Fresh views on the matter of garbage

    Searching for one’s roots has become an interesting pastime for a lot of folks. One idea behind all this searching is that if we know where we came from, then we might know where we are going. The waste industry has its own interesting roots. A caveman took the dinner bones and smelly skins and dumped them in a hole some distance away from his cave. The first solid waste landfill! Another ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Rear Loaded Garbage Body Parts

    Hydraulic garbage trucks are home waste collecting and transporting vehicles which are loaded either by hand or by container. In garbage trucks produced by HİDRO-MAK, body, discharge plate, hopper, compaction plate and hydraulic-pneumatic-electric diagrams are produced as a whole. ...


    By HidroMak

  • Equipment case study: Gar-Binz finds a new way to “Grab” Business

    Gary Mac Lellan of Gar-Binz Waste Removal Services, Ltd. in Edmonton, Canada has always been innovative when it comes to making money. He’s been involved with everything from taking small odd jobs to handling both light and heavy construction. Mac Lellan recalls starting as a handy man with only $7 in his pocket and earning $20 for fixing a fence. Soon after his first project, the small ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Compactor monitor resort hotel case study

    Large resort hotel with highly variable levels of business due to seasonality. Garbage compactor was on a regular service schedule, twice per week. Compactor often was not full when picked up by hauler. Seasonal variations meant large variation in waste volumes generated. Engineering staff had no accurate method to measure compactor fill level. The ...

  • Finding the Best Organics Collection Systems

    Untitled Document AS HOUSEHOLD organics programs ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Making the impossible solution possible

    One of the most rewarding benefits of emerging technology is that each new advancement has the capability of solving old problems. Many times you already know what the solution would accomplish - you just don't know how to execute it. For Renova, a Swedish waste management company based in the city of Gothenburg, the solution they had in mind was innovative and simple but seemingly not feasible. ...


    By HHCS Handheld USA Inc.

  • 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

  • Choice environmental: connected to the environment and its people

    Committing to providing cost-effective services, superior customer service and protecting Florida’s environment, Choice Environmental is an independent waste company based in Fort Lauderdale, FL giving residential, commercial and industrial solid waste and recycling services. Founded in 2004 by Glen Miller, CEO and Chairman of the Board, and Neil Rodrigue, president and CFO, Choice ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • The City of Toronto rolls out its waste diversion program

    The City of Toronto is in the final stages of rolling out its multifaceted waste diversion program, which is now city-wide. Entitled 'Target 70,' the program's key objective is diverting 70 per cent of city-managed waste from landfill disposal. This represents about 250,000 new tonnes of diversion. As the plan takes effect, the city will become a North America leader in waste diversion. In ...

  • Waste Pro USA: creating a hands-on business culture

    Waste Pro USA was founded in 2001 in Central Florida by John Jennings. To understand what is today one of the fastest growing privately owned waste collection, recycling and disposal companies in the U.S., it important to understand family roots. Originally from Long Island, NY, many say Jennings has garbage in his blood. His father was in the waste business in New York and as a kid, Jennings ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Zero Waste - Zero Waste - Zero Waste

    The Planning Group of the Zero waste International Alliance defines zero waste as: “Zero waste is a goal that is ethical, economical, efficient and visionary, to guide people in changing their lifestyles and practices to emulate sustainable natural cycles, where all discarded materials are designed to become resources for other use.” I recently posted this question on ...


    By ABCOV Companies

  • Streamlined: Rugged technology improves efficiency and response time in solid waste collection

    In the city of Enid, Oklahoma, Deputy Director of Public Works Robinson Camp and his boss, Public Works Director Jim McClain, found themselves imagining a way to automate some of their work processes - garbage collection, for starters. Their goal was similar to what any forward-thinking municipality or business would want: streamline their services in a cost-effective manner. It started with the ...


    By HHCS Handheld USA Inc.

  • Even small sites must follow best practices to control erosion and runoff

    Since 1990, construction sites larger than 5 acres and municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s) serving populations over 100,000 have had to  abide by the rules of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Storm Water Program. This program was put in place to protect the country’s waterways from sedimentation buildup. ...


    By FINN Corporation

  • Baler initiated recycling program at Donson Machine - Case Study

    Donson found a cleaner and more economic way to dispose of their waste, when buying af baler for cardboard and plastic waste. Donson Machine purchased a Bramidan B30 W baler when they looked for a better solution for their waste disposal. The vertical baler provided them with a resolution that saves both time and money. Placed in Alsip outside Chicago, Donson Machine is a manufacturer of ...


    By Bramidan Balers

  • Finding the right operational balance

    Southern Waste Systems (SWS) (Lantana, FL) serves southeast Florida from Indian River County to Miami-Dade County. Since 1999, the company has grown rapidly through acquisitions and increased market share. With four lines of business—roll-off, front end commercial, recycling facilities and portable toilets, there are nearly 400 employees and 100 trucks on the road. Throughout the ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Dealing with white goods

    The Hemlock Knoll Sanitary Landfill, operated by the South West Solid Waste Commission (SWSWC), is the waste management facility for the South Western portion of New Brunswick. This facility, which opened in the fall of 1997, serves approximately 14,000 households. In the past, when the area was serviced by twenty-two old style dumps, the disposal method for most household trash was fairly ...

  • The Debate over the Economic Viability of Recycling

    The general view about recycling is that it is extremely beneficial to the environment. The majority of websites pertaining to environmental policies, be it private agency or government, say that a good citizen with moral credibility must do three things: Recycle everything Sort the waste ...

  • Plastic Bag Bans or Fees Cover 49 Million Americans

    With the signing of a plastic bag ban in California on September 30, 2014, the number of Americans who will be affected by anti-bag legislation by 2015 climbed to 49 million. California is the first state to ban the bag. Nationwide more than 150 cities and counties are implementing bans or fees in attempts to reduce the estimated 100 billion plastic bags used in the United States each year. ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • For a clean Environment case study

    AmeyCespa is one of the leading providers of recycling, composting, anaerobic digestion and waste management services. The company combines the expertise of Amey, the UK’s leading public service provider, and Cespa, Spain’s major waste management company, which has over 40 years of expertise in the field. In Waterbeach, which is located only a few miles north of Cambridge (England), ...


    By WEIMA

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