refuse vehicle 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • An intelligent battery information management system to support information sharing and vehicle routing planning for battery distribution in Hong Kong

    Recently, the deployment of electric vehicles (EV) has been recognised as a key element for establishing sustainable transport systems within countries. Research studies have been conducted to tackle challenges regarding the commercial introduction of EV. However, the current plug–in EV infrastructure poses operational limitations, causing users refusing to change from fossil–fuelled vehicles to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Creamfields Music Festival 2011GPT case study

    Client: Nu Kleen Location: Creamfields Music Festival Date: August 2011 Sector: Festivals About the Project: Creamfields is the North West's major Music Festival event and is held over the August Bank Holiday weekend each year. Hosting over 50,000 visitors in total each day of the festival, 45,000 of ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • The Scavenger: getting more out of shredder fractions

    Driven by the goal of enabling complete separation of shredder light fraction into streams with their own singular characteristics, work at Belgium-based recycling technology specialist AD REM has culminated in the launch of its latest piece of equipment - the Scavenger. This new development is also designed to process shredder heavy fraction eddy current drops. The initial objective when ...


    By AD REM N.V. (Valtech Group)

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • The environmentally hazardous substance mark is now mandatory

    Don't let you shipments get refused. The latest version of the UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods introduced a new marking for goods classified as Marine Pollutants. This rule became effective January 1, 2010 for IMDG shipments and January 14, 2010 under 49 CFR. According to the U.S. DOT's 49 CFR Hazardous Materials Regulations and the IMDG CodeA non-bulk package for sea ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Public-private partnerships: a proven relationship for managing solid waste

    Throughout the United States, municipal and county governments have realized the benefits of creating public-private partnerships to manage solid waste. The primary influences behind a municipality move toward privatization in the U.S. are the: Pursuit of cost savings, given the pressures to not increase taxes Ability to access new technologies while ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • What a waste!

    Having worked on putting into place effective waste management systems in the middle of the Sahara desert, once again I am left in despair at poor precedents in the UK.I did the Great North Run this year, and was amazed at the amount of rubbish that was left for the local council to collect. I also attended the RWM waste and recycling show in Birmingham to promote zero waste, and how to achieve ...


    By Ive Design

  • SGBI opinion article: shale gas

    Government perceives electric vehicles to be a panacea that will solve problems surrounding air quality and CO2 emissions simultaneously. The EV has two main selling points: reduced CO2 emissions and high efficiency. However, these are only valid at a superficial level and the argument disintegrates under any level of scrutiny. In terms of CO2 emissions, EVs replace ‘average’ cars to ...


    By CNG Services Limited

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