special waste haulers Articles

  • Third of three parts: Transformative technology: Laying the foundation for high tech tools in today’s modern Hauler

    In the second part of this series (November 2010), we covered the transformative effects that incab technology can have on the driver experience. From the elimination of paperwork to reduced route time, in-cab hardware can be a valuable and highly effective tool in a driver’s arsenal. With the rich collection of data that on-board systems can send back from the field, the effects on back ...


    By Waste Advantage 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

  • 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

  • `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 ...

  • Zero waste in Buenos Aires (Argentina)

    In late 2005, the City Council in Buenos Aires, Argentina unanimously passed a law, “Integral Management Of Solid Urban Waste,” a Zero Waste law. The law sets goals and milestones to reduce the volume of municipal solid waste going to landfill disposal. “The first milestone is 30 percent reduction of waste to landfill by 2010,” says Cecilia Allen of Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives' ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Zero waste on San Francisco’s horizon

    Diversion rate of 77 percent (and climbing) is a reflection of sound policy, committed municipality and willing waste hauler. Part I WHEN BioCycle visited San Francisco in April, we were invited to tag along with a British film crew making a documentary on how the world deals with its trash. Hosted by Academy Award winning actor Jeremy Irons, the project had landed in San Francisco because of the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Practical Plan For Hospital Food Waste Recovery

    Americans throw away an estimated 40 percent of the total U.S. food supply. Hospitals are a major contributor to this waste stream, with food waste making up 10 to 15 percent of the 6,600 tons of waste they dispose each day. For hospitals with a mission-driven commitment to sustainability, tackling food waste at all levels — from purchasing to food recovery — brings multiple ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 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

  • Multiple location integrated management plan case study

    A multiple location restaurant chain was challenged by increasing costs from their waste hauler and a lack of response regarding service concerns and pricing questions. The RecycleSmart Solution RecycleSmart worked with the existing service provider to complete a full inventory of all locations, right sizing of waste bins for each location and developing schedules to fit the ...

  • Dealing with white goods

    The Hemlock Knoll Sanitary Landfill, operated by the South West Solid Waste Commission (SWSWC), is the waste management facility for the South Western portion of New Brunswick. This facility, which opened in the fall of 1997, serves approximately 14,000 households. In the past, when the area was serviced by twenty-two old style dumps, the disposal method for most household trash was fairly ...

  • Opportunity in disaster

    Abraham Lincoln said, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” Preparation for chopping down a tree and planning for a disaster have a lot in common. This article will provide guidance on how to profit handsomely from disaster, if you are prepared. Just because your community is in the middle of a major disaster does not ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • 8 Recycling Tips for Facility Managers

    IFMA (International Facility Management Association) states that Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability is one of the top 3 core competencies for facility managers. Here’s 8 tips to help you implement a recycling program that positively impacts your bottom line, and the environment.  1. Conduct a waste audit. ...

  • 6-yard dumpster was replaced by only one X10 baler and the volume of non-recyclable materials was reduced - Case Study

    Chicago Coding Systems is specialized in the supply of products and services needed by the printing, labeling and coding companies. When CCS installed a small vertical X10 baler, they cut their waste handling costs to the half. Chicago Coding Systems (CCS) - with premises in St. Charles, Illinois - provides many different solutions for printing, labeling and coding companies. CCS has more than ...


    By Bramidan Balers

  • Hire a junk removal service for your spring cleaning

    Spring is almost here and once again it is time to clean out those items that clutter your basement, attic, garage, etc. How do you go about tackling cleanup in the most efficient way possible? Hire a reputable junk removal company. Hiring a waste removal service can make your cleanout job a breeze. You simply call the company and they will send a big truck and a crew which will load your items ...


    By Econo Junk Removal

  • Common insurance misconceptions

    There are some common misconceptions regarding insurance for the waste industry. The most prevalent of which revolves around Environmental Insurance and who really needs this coverage. Many waste industry operators believe this type of coverage is only needed by hazardous waste haulers or entities engaged in landfill operations. While both of these operations would need environmental coverage, it ...


    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

  • 63 Percent Diversion and Rising

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


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Superfund Remediation: The Key to Land Reuse Case Study

    The technology is ready and, with state and federal tax credits waiting, the economics look better than ever: New Jersey, one of the first states to be industrialized, finds itself plagued with the contaminated aftermath of pre-EPA industries: soil contamination. From superfund sites to the gas station whose underground storage tank has been oozing for the last 20 years, every ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

  • Source separated residential composting in the US

    THE Field of Dreams movie theme, “if you build it they will come,” is definitely à propos to source separated residential organics composting. While conducting this year's survey, we asked program managers what they think the key ingredients are to offering households the ability to divert more than just yard trimmings at the curb - a practice that is widely adopted in some Canadian provinces and ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Case Study: Precision Machine Shop Eliminates Sewer Discharge

    Samsco Water Evaporator enables both cost reduction and elimination of sewer discharge. TEC, Inc. (Rockville, MD), providers of precision sheet metal fabrication and precision machining, for more than thirty years, has partnered with many well-known technology companies to meet their need for superior quality, precision metal products.  Their offerings range from simple metal components to ...


    By Samsco Corporation

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