landfill industry Articles

  • Industry-Government-Pollution-EPA-Money

    Industry and Government have been hazardous polluters for decades. Negative Externality (the theory that those who make a decision do not have to pay the negative cost and effect of that decision) is a theory that could well apply to the consequence of previous hazardous pollution in the past.  An example of this is the answer I received after a presentation I gave on a non-thermal, EPA ...


    By ABCOV Companies , LLC

  • Exploring America’s hidden recycling industry

    The World Bank estimates that by 2025, some 6 million tonnes of solid waste will be generated each day around the world — nearly double what’s produced today. By 2100 that number could hit 11 million. A Smithsonian magazine article from 2013 went so far as to ask if we were on the path to “ ...


    By Ensia

  • The Changing Shape of the Waste Management Industry

    According to a recent interview conducted with Mike Walters, the waste and recycling manager for John Lewis, he highlighted his predictions for the waste management industry. In his talks on the future for the industry, he envisages a shift in resource efficiency and he predicts that in 20 years, there will be no such thing as “waste” but “end-of-first-life materials”. ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Rumpke: leading the way in the waste industry

    In 1932, William F. Rumpke operated a coal and junkyard business in Carthage, OH. After receiving a payment of hogs, his business focus changed to hog farming. During the hog-farming days, he collected trash from local residents to feed his hogs. Inedible items were removed and recycled while the rest was fed to the livestock. In the 1940s, William’s brother Bernard joined the business and ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Use of Mathematical Models to Evaluate Management Options for Reducing PCB Bioaccumulation by Fish in Two Streams at the Neal`s Landfill Site, Bloomington, IN

    ABSTRACTNeal’s Landfill received PCB-containing wastes that originated from a Westinghouse Plant in Bloomington, IN. PCBs have been transported to the groundwater beneath the site and into two nearby streams: Conard’s Branch and Richland Creek, and consequently, PCBs have impacted the water, sediments, and fish of these streams. Remedial actions conducted at the site have included removal of ...

  • `Train`-ing the waste management industry

    For the past 15 years, the waste management industry has done a commendable job in responding to public concern over environmental issues, especially the demand for more recycling. However, while waste reduction strategies are crucial, Canada's booming economy has meant increased production of construction and demolition (C&D) and institutional, commercial and industrial (IC&I) waste. As ...

  • Commercial Viability of the Glass Recycling Industry

    Thanks to the increasing awareness of both the environmental and financial benefits of glass recycling, it isn’t just limited to individuals and households anymore. Bars, restaurants, night clubs and even entire industries have started recycling glass products. Recycling has grown beyond just a way to save the environment, it’s now an ...


    By Compactor Management Company

  • Waste Industries USA, Inc.: Creating community partnerships

    Waste Industries USA, Inc., a thriving solid waste services company with 1,900 employees, has provided collection, transfer, disposal and recycling services to commercial, industrial and residential customer locations in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia and Tennessee for more than 40 years. Waste Industries was developed in 1970 by Lonnie Poole, Jr. who had a vision of what the ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Top 10 Industrial Odor Control Stories for 2017

    With 2017 already winding down, now is the ideal time to look back at the biggest industrial odor control stories for the year. From wastewater treatment to solid waste and beyond, eco-friendly odor management has become a priority for organizations looking to be good neighbors and keep their industrial processes fully optimized. Here’s a quick snapshot of the top industrial odor control ...


    By OMI Industries (OMI)

  • Types of Compaction Equipment for Different Industrial Setting

    Compaction equipment is used to compress and/or compact different types of materials at a work site. In construction sites different tools and machines are used for different purposes, such as waste around the work area is compacted and then disposed or loose soil around the work site is compacted before the start of the actual construction work.  While compaction equipment is mostly used to ...

  • Integrated composting and vermicomposting: a boon to industry for waste clearance

    The industrial bio-solid waste management is a global problem which has become even more challenging due to rise in population, industrialisation as well as changes in standard of living. Different waste management options, particularly landfill and incineration have potential adverse effects on environment, health, soil and biodiversity. There are little potential problems of environmental ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Progressive Waste Solutions: Growing to fit an expanding industry

    Serving the needs of commercial, industrial and residential customers, Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. (Vaughan, ON) is the third largest non-hazardous solid waste management company in North America. Their history began in 2000 when they acquired some of the Canadian waste assets of Browning Ferris International, or BFI, which itself had been acquired by Allied Waste. CEO Keith Carrigan, with ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • How an Industrial Trash Compactor Contribute in Recycling Process

    Trash compactors are rather popular among those who are interested in recycling. There are personal trash compactors that can be used in individual households, and there are industrial trash compactors. An industrial trash compactor is used extensively at recycling plants. They are essential for handling the large quantities of scrap metal that comes for processing on a daily basis.  Why do ...

  • Light Industrial Wastewater Treatment Plant - Case Study

    The Challenge Stepan Company is a global manufacturer of specialty and intermediate chemicals used in consumer products and industrial applications. Stepan is a leading merchant producer of surfactants, which arc the key foaming and cleaning ingredients in consumer and industrial cleaning compounds including detergents, shampoos, lotions, toothpastes and cosmetics. Stenan's Millwood Plant ...

  • Postal Service can learn from the waste Industry

    My friend, John Crudele, who writes three plus columns a week for the New York Post on economic issues and one on personal financial advice, has written several articles concerning the Post Office's financial debacle. In John's last article he addresses the massive $5.2 billion loss the Postal Service has suffered in the last three months. In previous articles and in the last article as well, he ...


    By ABCOV Companies , LLC

  • 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 ...


  • Review of the use of paper clay in the solid waste industry: physical and chemical properties

    The purpose of the paper is to give an overview of utilisation of paper clay, or paper sludge, in Northeastern USA. This paper will outline typical landfill cover practices, overview the paper-making process, discuss the waste generated by the paper industry, and discuss the beneficial uses of paper clays.Keywords: paper clay, paper sludge, landfills, permeability, construction, design, frost, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Industrial Symbiosis – New Driver of Green Growth

    UK-based International Synergies Limited is widely acknowledged as the world’s leading expert in industrial symbiosis, having developed a model that has been applied across five continents. In this article, the company’s Chief Executive, Peter Laybourn, discusses how the approach helps policy makers and business to move towards a circular economy. Industrial symbiosis is recognized ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Eco-Industrial Development: The case of the United States

    Issue: Businesses, local government and community groups are all seeking new answers for how to assure greater compatibility between environmental and economic opportunities. One possible contribution to meeting this challenge is a new phenomenon capturing the imagination of those concerned with responsible economic development in the United States. This phenomenon is known by various names, ...


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