refuse truck Articles

  • Feasibility of landfill gas as a liquefied natural gas fuel source for refuse trucks

    The purpose of this paper is to develop a methodology to evaluate the feasibility of using landfill gas (LFG) as a liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel source for heavy-duty refuse trucks operating on landfills. Using LFG as a vehicle fuel can make the landfills more self-sustaining, reduce their dependence on fossil fuels, and reduce emissions and greenhouse gases. Acrion Technologies Inc. in ...

  • Ros Roca brings silence to the refuse industry

    Increasing demands for higher productivity, lower noise and reduced emissions call for totally new approaches when it comes to designing Refuse Trucks. Manufacturers and fleet operators are already under extreme pressure to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emission. Partly driven by new legislation including CO2 penalty, partly driven by increasing fuel prices and partly driven by the constantly ...


    By Ros Roca Environment

  • L & m refuse: focused on customer service

    According to Kevin Lee, president and owner of L & M Refuse, located in Sandyville, OH, the secret to a successful business is excellent customer service. Originally merged with B & S Refuse, a company that his stepfather purchased in 1979 to grow his expanding business, L &M was bought a few years later by Lee and was merged with B & S to become the company it is today. L & M ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Case study - Sacramento, California: The first U.S. city to power refuse trucks on renewable natural gas (RNG) made from separated food

    California has long been a pioneer in implementing sustainable transportation strategies, and yet again, the State can claim another first-of-its land project in the United States as its own. By collecting and diverting food waste from a local landfill, two Sacramento-area companies, CleanWorld and Atlas Disposal Industries, have opened the Sacramento Biodigester — the first closed-loop ...


    By Energy Vision

  • 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

  • Recycling case study: Tale of three cities

    Greatly improving collection speed and reducing crew size to a single person are a couple of reasons to consider making the switch to a semitrailer refuse and recycling collection service. Two communities and a private contractor who use the system share their stories. The Public Sector Before switching to a semi-trailer refuse and recycling collection system, crews from the city ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • 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

  • 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

  • Maintenance: what should you consider?

    Refuse vehicles are an important part of the solid waste industry, and maintaining its life is crucial to how it will operate and how long, and even what safety issues will come up during the course of its run. What it really comes down to is checking the little things every day, in addition to performing one big inspection every month. By doing this you can prevent any elements that could cause ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Building A Long-Term Fleet Standardization Strategy

    By transitioning to Bridgeport’s Ranger Automated Side Loaders, TFC Recycling has lowered their operating costs and kept it simple. As the largest recycling company in the mid-Atlantic region, TFC Recycling, located in the Hampton Roads (Colston) area of Chesapeake, VA, operates a large MRF in Chesapeake, a smaller one in Richmond and a baling and transfer operation in Newport. The ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Peace of mind for waste management drivers

    Smooth running tires assure peace of mind for drivers concerning their vehicles. Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) constantly monitor tire pressures and warn of low tire pressures. Only about 10 percent of tire-induced breakdowns are due to sudden tire damage; the remaining 90 percent start with slow leaks. However, drivers usually notice this gradual air loss too late, and more serious ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Fans and fuel

    One of the fun things about researching articles is how you can end up in a totally different place than where you started. A few weeks ago, I was working on a story for the October issue of HDT on oil and coolant analysis. That led to what I'm going to talk about today, which is fans and fuel economy. It started out when I was talking to Mike Tourville with Evans, which makes a waterless ...


    By Evans Cooling Systems, Inc.

  • Case study - Grand Junction Sets the Pace with Colorado’s First Biogas-to-Vehicle Fuel Project at the Persigo Wastewater Plant

    The first biogas-to-vehicle fuel project in Colorado converts wastewater-derived biogas mto renewable natural gas (RNG) to fuel city and county fleet vehicles Summary: The Per si go wastewater treatment plant in Grand Junction, Colorado, a city of about 60,000, processes upwards of 8.2 million gallons per day of wastewater in two anaerobic digestion tanks (primary and ...


    By Energy Vision

  • Tracking carts: new directions in waste monitoring

    Radio Frequency Identification (RFID ) chips are becoming an integral part of the drive to improve service verification solutions, while providing measurable benefits across multiple functions. These benefits are many—from improved customer service to better asset tracking and more accurate billing. Commonly referred to as “tags”, RFID chips are making their way into ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Waste connections’ sustainable safety culture

    It seems that more and more companies are integrating safety taglines into their mission and vision statements. But what do slogans like “Safety First!” really mean? Is it little things like buying your employees reflective vests and first aid kits, or does it require more effort to really ensure human safety and create a corporate culture of putting safety first? In the solid waste ...


    By Waste Advantage 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

  • Preparing the way for commercial organics recovery

    The Planning for a source-separated commercial organics program began in California's Santa Cruz County in 2001. Businesses were surveyed to determine if there was sufficient interest in separate collection of food, food-soiled paper and wax-coated cardboard to supply a collection route. Many restaurants, markets and residential facilities responded enthusiastically to the idea of collection and ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Alpha Bin Care sets new standard in commercial bin cleaning services with its unique vehicle technology

    Alpha Bin Care sets new standard in commercial bin cleaning services with its unique vehicle technology Alpha Bin Care, a leading waste management and wheeled bin cleaning and maintenance company, is redefining the industry standards in commercial cleaning with its pioneering vehicle technology, that cleans and sanitises wheeled bins whether full or empty with ...


  • Chambers Future Proof With Integrated Weighing Equipment & Software

    Surrey-based waste management, recycling and aggregates company Chambers Waste Management PLC has recently equipped its vehicle fleet with the latest weighing equipment its fleet safe & compliant, plus a new bespoke software solution to streamline its operations. Chambers operates a fleet of 40 vehicles comprising skip loaders, Rear End Loaders (REL’s), trade waste Refuse ...

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