haulers Articles

  • Associated Refuse Haulers: Setting the Standard

    Setting a standard as a proactive company in the community, while maintaining the best workforce that they can, Associated Refuse Haulers are at the top of their game. Family Owned And Operated, Associated Refuse Haulers (Newcown, CT) has been in business since August 1982. The company was scarred by Patrick Caruso and his wife, Joanne, who both had the desire to ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Advice on choosing 2010 compatible specs for heavy haulers

    Heavy haulers that transport loads above 120,000 pounds gross combination weight (GCW) must carefully specify their trucks for both durability and power. An over-spec’d truck may reduce fuel mileage and increase acquisition costs, while an under spec’d truck may not be sufficient to move the load, or may increase maintenance costs. The challenge is to achieve the right balance between ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • 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 ...

  • Transformative technology: laying the foundation for high tech tools for today’s modern hauler

    Imagine you’re interviewing for a job. The person sitting across the table tells you that the position carries with it prestige, a good salary and great importance for the company. As your interest mounts, the interviewer says, “Oh, there are just a few caveats. You’ll be in charge of a large group of employees, each of which will be using a company asset worth about $200,000 to ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Second of three parts: Transformative technology: Laying the foundation for high tech tools in today’s modern hauler

    In part one of this series (Waste AdvantagE Magazine, October 2010), we covered the key components of an automated waste management system and some of the transformative benefits that could be obtained by its installation. Part two of this series will hone in on the various technologies available for the truck; specifically, what tools are out there and how they can dramatically improve the ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Third of three parts: Transformative technology: Laying the foundation for high tech tools in today’s modern Hauler

    In the second part of this series (November 2010), we covered the transformative effects that incab technology can have on the driver experience. From the elimination of paperwork to reduced route time, in-cab hardware can be a valuable and highly effective tool in a driver’s arsenal. With the rich collection of data that on-board systems can send back from the field, the effects on back ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Hazardous Journey

    Every day, an average of 800,000 hazardous-material shipments take place in the U.S., providing a potentially tempting target for terrorists bent on disrupting America's supply chain. That's why the Department of Transportation since last september has required nearly all haulers of hazardous materials to create a secrurity plan, assesses thier risks, evaluates thier transportation routes, and ...


    By 3E Company

  • California Refuse Recycling Council: Advocating for the Next Generation of Solid Waste Legislation

    Created out of a need for waste haulers to respond to government decisions, the CRRC has grown to a pivotal organization in California that has a hand in influencing the waste industry’s legislation issues. In the 1950s when several waste haulers in Northern and Southern California saw that pending legislation in Sacramento would impact them and the waste industry, they banded together to ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Geotube Dewatering Technology Provides the Perfect Solution For Waste Treatment - Case Study

    TenCate works with Canadian community to address local septage needs. In 2002, Ontario's legislature and the Ministry of Environment (MOE) produced a policy paper announcing their intent to eliminate the land application of untreated septage. While 90 percent of residents in Ontario used local sanitary sewers to dispose of their waste, and therefore were unaffected by the policy, ...

  • Transfer stations the revitalization of a transfer station complex

    Lancaster county solid waste management authority (LCSWMA) manages the municipal solid waste from Lancaster County, PA homes and businesses, serving approximately 520,000 residents. Once private haulers deliver the waste to LCSWMA, the organization employs a multi-step approach to trash disposal and processing, called an Integrated System. This system saves significant landfill capacity and ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Analytical investigation of an on-road in-pit heavy traffic situation

    The paper considers the problem of an on-road in-pit heavy traffic situation that might occur during the operation of a shovel-truck system. During their travel, trucks encounter other pieces of haulage frequently that can affect the truck's performance. It is a well-known fact that by increasing the number of trucks in the system, the productivity of the truck system grows. However, this only ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Technology helps advance collection efficiency: imperceptible to the eye, yet major to the industry

    It’s common knowledge to any one of us who work in the waste management industry in North America that, until quite recently, the average citizen didn’t give much thought to the technology behind the collection truck that rolled by every week in their neighborhood. In fact, they might have been surprised to know that collection vehicle manufacturers have been producing trucks that are ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • The promise and power of software

    We’ve all seen the overused phrase “The Promise of Technology” emblazoned across colorful, glitzy banners or ringed in neon at trade shows. Though effective as a marketing slogan, the phrase is little more than that—a promise—unless there are practical, hardhitting benefits for everyone in your organization. Software can either confound or create, ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Large city hotel recycling program efficiency and Vendor management case study

    The Challenge This large downtown hotel is a landmark location with an established waste and recycling program. RecycleSmart was tasked with improving the existing program while reducing costs. Existing waste hauler had service restrictions and billing errors that caused high operating costs while service schedule did match business needs. The hotel lacked ...

  • Hotels save with food waste recycling

    THE Hyatt Regency Princeton in New Jersey, saved more than US$10,000 in 2009 by having its food scraps composted instead of landfilled. Like all of Hyatt’s 445 hotels and resorts, the Hyatt Regency Princeton has its own “Green Team” of staff from different sectors of the hotel, who train fellow employees on recycling procedures and look for new recycling, reduction and reuse ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Switching from diesel to CNG or LNG fueled engines

    Gas engine fact: there are more than 28,000 engines in service in the refuse industry worldwide. Over the past several years, more and more American refuse companies have been considering the change from diesel to either CNG (compressed natural gas) or LNG (liquefied natural gas) fueled engines in their collection fleets. This article will discuss some components to consider before transitioning ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Don’t let a financeable asset go to waste

    Try going to the conventional financial markets and see what’s available in the project finance arena. Not much, is there? Even if you are lucky enough to have access to something, is it attractive? Chances are, unless you are well capitalized already (and therefore may not need financing), the debt markets will require a substantial equity position if not a majority position by the ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Food scraps recovery in Ohio

    THE STATE of Ohio launched the Ohio Food Scraps Recovery Initiative in June 2007. Prior to the launch, there were internal discussions at both Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) for months and years prior to the formal announcement. In September 2007, the State invited grocers, haulers and composters to a stakeholders meeting to ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 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

  • Multiple location integrated management plan case study

    A multiple location restaurant chain was challenged by increasing costs from their waste hauler and a lack of response regarding service concerns and pricing questions. The RecycleSmart Solution RecycleSmart worked with the existing service provider to complete a full inventory of all locations, right sizing of waste bins for each location and developing schedules to fit the ...

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