landfill diversion Articles

  • Healthcare Waste Diversion from Landfills & Total Destruction

    Our Health Matters.  The spread of disease is now an epidemic.  Healthcare Waste (hospital, funeral homes, labs, car homes, patient's waste in homes) disposal  59% is going to landfills contains potentially infectious waste.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdTtdyQVdLs  Biomedical waste managed under Regulations accounts for only 7% of the waste ...

  • Experimental vs. arbitrary landfill diversion targets

    An experimental method is developed for setting pragmatic short–term landfill diversion targets of municipal waste in emerging economies. Domestic waste composition is shown to be quite uniform throughout developing countries of Africa, Asia and America. Consequently, the method developed in Brazil is readily exportable to other continents with minor numerical adjustments. It consists of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Teaching the Importance of Waste Diversion

    Give a brief history of the program: In an effort to find new and exciting ways of reaching our youth, the Escambia County Recycling Summer Camp was created in the Summer of 2009. The recycling camp is a free program offered to area youth ages six to 12. The camp is a one-day excursion to the Escambia County Perdido Landfill where kids participate in funfilled activities designed to teach the ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Measuring diversion, recycling progress

    ONE OF the first sessions at the 23rd Annual BioCycle West Coast Conference next month in San Diego is titled “Documenting Waste Diversion.” When the State of California adopted its AB 939 recycling law in 1989, it established a 50 percent waste diversion goal by 2000. Jurisdictions failing to meet that goal would be subject to fines. A number of other states adopted diversion or recycling goals ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 63 Percent Diversion and Rising

    Untitled Document The City and County of San Francisco is making great strides towards ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • High diversion in the Alps (Italy)

    Award winning sustainability initiatives in Val di Fiemme help keep the popular valley pristine, while providing a worldwide role model for mountainous communities. VAL di Fiemme is a valley in northern Italy tucked in the Dolomite Mountains, a section of the Alps known for skiing in winter, and hiking in summer. In 2008 the municipality of 11 villages won an award for highest waste diversion in ...


    By BioCycle 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 ...

  • ORGANICS DIVERSION - WITH COMPOST MARKETS IN MIND

    Untitled Document California Integrated Waste Management Board collaborates with local agencies, universities and the composting community to increase demand for quality compost. ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 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

  • 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

  • Organics Diversion In College Residence Halls

    At colleges and universities across the United States, residential hall composting programs are becoming more prevalent, especially when following the successful adoption of pre and postconsumer food scraps collection in their dining halls. The higher rate of organics diversion contributes to these universities’ initiatives to achieve Zero Waste, and to encourage environmental stewardship. ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 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

  • Residential Organics Diversion Moves Forward in Ontario

    Untitled Document THIS month, the town of Mark-ham, Ontario is rolling out the first phase of its new 3-stream collection program, starting with 12,000 single-family households. "Mission ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Ontario Regions Invest In Residential Organics Diversion

    The Regions of Peel and Durham have distributed bins and kitchen containers for source separated organics to 460,000 households to receive weekly curbside collection. Starting April 2nd, residents in Caledon, Brampton and Mississauga, Ontario - all in the Region of Peel - began setting out kitchen waste and soiled paper at the curbside for weekly collection. Between February and March, more ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Landfill grinding system

    A landfill needed a way to reduce their waste stream volume, increase the life of their landfill, and recover a recyclable, marketable product. Wood and yard waste material comprise up to 20% of their entire waste stream volume. Processing and recycling this material will extend the life of the landfill by 20 years. They chose WSM's Model 4864BH Horizontal Hogging System with a customized feed ...

  • Empire landfill, Taylor, Pennsylvania

    Empire Landfill in Taylor, PA is situated on a 600-acre site, with 203 acres currently under permit for waste disposal. In anticipant of current and future environmental concerns, the management of Empire Landfill, Inc. has ensured that the landfill exceeds today’s design and operational guidelines. Empire Landfill features double-lined cells, with a “geosynthetic sandwich” of geotextile, two ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Zero landfill is not zero waste

    THE Zero Waste movement is more than just a vision. It is a movement that is actually changing the world. To prove it, I recommend visiting GreenBiz.com and in the search box type “zero waste.” You will be amazed, as I was, at the tsunami of business activities over the last couple of years related to the idea of totally eliminating waste from our manufacturing, distribution and ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Landfills Expand Energy Output

    HIGH fossil fuel prices and growing concern about global climate change are creating favorable conditions for landfill gas energy (LFGE) projects. Notably, endorsement of LFGE by Federal agencies and many states as a form of “green” power has enabled LFGE developers to earn premiums for electricity marketed through green power programs, and to benefit from expanded federal tax credits for ...


    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

  • Landfill Leachate Sources and Treatment Options

    What is leachate? In a lab, it is any liquid that extracts solids as it passes through matter. In a landfill, it is the water that enters the facility in a number of ways, passes through waste material on contact, contains a wide range of constituents, and must be addressed with a proper operations plan. Leachate treatment options and mitigation are one of the greatest costs for landfill ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

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