municipal solid waste recycling service Articles

  • Municipal solid waste and recovery potential: Bangladesh perspective

    Rapid urbanization and population growth are largely responsible for very high increasing rate of MSW generation in the urban areas of Bangladesh, one of the densely populated Least Developed Asian Countries (LDACs). These scenario posses a social, environmental and professional threat for city dwellers, urban planners, development authorities and other concerned stakeholders. In Bangladesh, a ...


    By University of Tehran

  • Urban environmental services: valuing the environmental benefits of solid waste recycling in Brazil

    Taking into account environmental and economic aspects, this research aims at estimating the environmental services produced by municipal solid waste (MSW) recycling. The text values the urban environmental services associated with the recycling of steel, aluminium, paper, plastic and glass present in MSW in Brazil. Estimates indicate that benefits of current recycling rates reaches something ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sorting and Recycling Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) in Xiamen City, China - Case Study

    TOMRA Sorting Recycling is playing a pivotal role in the implementation of automatic sorting at the MSW plant in Xiamen Background The city of Xiamen, renowned for its natural beauty, is located on China's southeast coast, in Fujian Province. Its famous seascape and clean natural environment are a magnet for tourists, and the city government wants to keep things ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • Household Demand for Waste Recycling Services

    Municipalities everywhere are coping with increasing amounts of solid waste and need urgently to formulate efficient and sustainable solutions to the problem. This study examines the use of economic incentives in municipal waste management. Specifically, we address the issue of recycling, if and when this waste management option is—on social welfare grounds—a preferred solution. A number of ...


    By Springer

  • Growing the “business” of your municipal solid waste program: enterprise fund management and you

    Bringing the “business mindset” to a municipal waste management program can be the key to success in these tough economic times. With an enterprise fund approach to management, municipal programs can build the foundation for sustainable program management, customer oriented service enhancement, stronger environmental performance and more efficient operation, ultimately resulting in a ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Evolution of integrated solid waste management systems enhanced with municipal utilities and green energy production

    Much has changed over the past 40 years in the advancement of solid waste management. Early solid waste drivers focused on the top-down tiered approach promoted by EPA, which embraced a hierarchy of integrated waste management practices. These practices promote the following methods (in order of preference) to reduce, reuse, recycle and recover value from municipal wastes: Source reduction and ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • The city of Charlotte, NC solid waste services department: reorganizing for success

    Named for Queen Charlotte, the wife of King George III of England in 1768, the city of Charlotte, NC was incorporated as a municipality and quickly expanded as a major processing and distribution hub in the East. Currently, the city of Charlotte is the nation’s second leading financial center and its Solid Waste Services Department (SWS), serves more than 750,000 residents, providing ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Fresh look at organics bans and waste recycling laws

    Approximately 40 percent of food produced in the U.S. is wasted annually. At a time when millions of Americans are food insecure and thousands of farmers struggle to stay afloat, the negative consequences of wasting food extend far beyond the environmental impacts and loss of resources that could have been otherwise allocated. There are great opportunities for food waste reduction at the federal ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Enhancing your bottom line: waste and recycling collection vehicle routing optimization

    The waste industry has seen more changes than most of us can keep up with, not only within the most recent few years, but largely over the past three decades. Most company owners and solid waste industry management say the same thing, “I remember when we picked up the trash and took it all to the landfill.” A far cry from where the industry is today. Now there are rules, ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Recycling Systems, Inc.: diverting waste material from landfills

    By recovering materials at its own facility and reducing waste travel to landfills, RSI is competitive in a marketplace of giants while providing a platform for sustainability and environmental stewardship. With the rollup of many independent waste haulers in the late 1990s, many construction companies found themselves with few service vendor choices. The family owners ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Plasma Waste Recycling, Inc Hires Al Nunley as Director of Marketing

    Plasma Waste Recycling, Inc Hires Al Nunley as Director of Marketing Previous Successes in Multiple Roles Provides Advantages to PWR Huntsville, AL, June 24, 2010 – Plasma Waste Recycling, Inc (PWR) of Huntsville, AL announced today that it has hired Alvin Nunley, III as ...


  • St. Landry Parish Solid Waste Disposal District: Turning Landfill Gas Into Biofuel

    One of the pioneers in biogas use, St. Landry Parish Solid Waste Disposal District has used its landfill gas to fuel vehicles in their local Sheriff’s Department. Born out of the need to deal with open dumps in the late 1970s, the St Landry Parish Solid Waste Disposal District’s purpose was to deal with the growing problem. Before its creation, waste was collected by a ...


    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

  • New Recycling Era for NYC

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


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 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

  • 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

  • Participation Boost : Maximizing Multifamily Recycling

     Maximizing Multifamily Recycling The city of Seattle, Washington recently introduced major changes to its recycling program, affecting the collection of residential recyclables and yard trimmings. In April, the city added rigid plastic containers of all resins (except #6), along with aseptic juice boxes, polycoated milk cartons and plastic bags. All single and multifamily collection ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Zero waste cities - are they possible?

    Twenty years ago Maurice Strong, the secretary-general of the United Nations' first Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, declared that if our planet was to remain a hospitable and sustainable home for humans, the battle would be won or lost in major urban areas. Strong's message is even more important today, with more people now living in cities than in rural areas for the first time in history. Among ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Waste Management Solutions for Business

    How to win the race for everyone Waste Management Solutions for Business Industry will always lead the way in the adaptation of new technology, and especially the technology of conservation. This is not necessarily for any ideological reason, but because the people who manage water use better understand the economic incentives for adopting new ...

  • Mixed waste composting trends

    It's been about 25 years since vendors started marketing systems to process mixed municipal solid waste via composting in the U.S. Today, there are 13 plants, most fulfilling their niche in the communities they serve - whether managing MSW in high tourism areas, or processing residual organics from materials recovery facilities. Table 1 provides summary data on the 13 facilities. While we did not ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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