waste bin Articles

  • To bin or not to bin?

    Around 30% of us are still confused about what can be recycled, according to recycling campaign, Recycle Now. The national campaign is running a targeted week of activities from 22nd-28th June, to help clear up confusion and get stuff out of the rubbish bin and into the recycling bin! Marcus Gover, Director at WRAP, the charity that manages Recycle Now said: ...

  • How to set up an office recycling program

    The Paperless Project states the average office worker uses 10,000 sheets of paper a year, and 45% of paper used by office workers is trash by the end of the day. CalRecycle reports that over 785,000 tons of recyclable office paper are disposed ...

  • WEEE!! Don’t bin It Recycle IT

    Every year people buy thousands upon thousands of electrical equipment in the UK alone. Every year British people then throw away thousands of electrical items and why not. Since the introduction of the WEEE directive on 1 July 2007 home uses have been able to take their old electrical equipment to the local council house hold waste recycling centre for recycling. All county councils in the UK ...


    By Recycling4you Ltd

  • Application of household compost bin for diversion of organic wastes in small communities of Thailand

    Natural ventilated and aerated composting units were developed for household, fresh market and restaurant wastes. Household wastes required 8-10 weeks of composting period. The final compost product contained N : P : K content higher than organic compost standard. In aerated unit, the composting period was 30-40 days. Economical analysis suggested Benefit-Cost (B/C) ratio and Economical Internal ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Satisfying Demand for Backyard Compost Bins

    THE REGIONAL Solid Waste Management Plan (RSWMP) for the Portland, Oregon Metro region encompasses the more than 1.3 million residents in three counties and 24 cities who are served by Metro, the only directly elected regional government in the United States. Metro provides transportation and land-use planning services, and oversees regional disposal and recycling and waste reduction programs. ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Biological Odour Control for wheelie bins

    One of the problems with large wheelie bins used for waste storage is that organic deposits build up and these give rise to bad odours. From time to time the bins are washed to remove the organic deposits. However in many cases the odours are not removed so the bin may look clean but not smell clean. There are a number of different types of systems used to wash the bins and BioFuture have worked ...


    By Biofuture Ltd

  • Placing recycle bins in public places to be noticed

    It is often the case that even though a large commercial space has taken green initiatives by placing appropriate containers for recyclable and non-recyclable waste, people tend to overlook those and just throw the rubbish in the handiest bin. This is a persistent problem in hotels, shopping malls, restaurants, offices, and even on the streets and parks. The reasons for this are that the majority ...

  • Bin-Wall Suncor, Fort McMurray, AB

    Owner: TransAlta Energy Corp Design: Associated Engineering Installation: Voice Construction Ltd. LocationSuncor:  North of Fort McMurray, AlbertaCase Another Innovative Solution From Armtec The main facility at Suncor Energy process plant requires a lot of power. Constructed in 2006 these massive galvanized gravity walls are the staging pad book ends for the Trans Alta Energy ...


    By Armtec

  • 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 ...


  • Alpha Bin Care strengthens team with appointment of new Business Development Manager

    Alpha Bin Care strengthens team with appointment of Business Development Manager Alpha Bin Care, a leading commercial cleaner and maintainer of wheeled bin containers and waste management, has strengthened its team with the appointment of Lesley Carnall as Business Development Manager, responsible for overall sales performance in London and the South East.  This ...


  • Waste composting as a component of ecological waste management in the Philippines

    Ecological waste management (EWM) is a system of analyzing solid waste concerns and coming up with solutions that would not pose any harm to the environment. This would imply the use of technologies that are environmentally sound such as waste segregation, waste reduction at source, composting and recycling. Furthermore, this system ought to comply with the vision of sustainable ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • Tackling waste in the sands of the Sahara

    When gas was discovered in the mid Sahara areas of North Africa in the 1990s Andy Ive was asked by BP to help set up the water and waste infrastructure for what amounted to four small towns 600 km into the desert. No local infrastructure at all existed for the waste and water to be produced by 2-3000 workers. IVE overcame sandstorms, extreme heat, poisonous snakes and patented a novel solution to ...


    By Ive Design

  • Are Universal Wastes DOT Regulated?

    The answer is yes, no, and maybe. Under the DOT regulations, hazardous wastes are regulated in all modes (ground, air, rail, vessel) of transportation. EPA has classified specific hazardous waste as Universal Waste to streamline the process and encourage recycling of these materials (see 40 CFR 273). EPA has specifically addressed the DOT requirements for these waste at ...

  • Is There Such a Thing as Ergonomics for Waste Disposal?

    You bet there is! Ergonomics is all around us, from keyboards that protect our wrists repetitive task injury, to workplace trainers showing staff how to lift heavy items with proper technique. Ergonomics in the workplace is especially important because workers tend to repeat the same actions countless times, day after day. Waste disposal ergonomics can be tricky, and ...


    By DJProducts, Inc.

  • Food Waste Collection Innovations

    As more food waste diversion programs roll out in the residential and commercial sectors, manufacturers and suppliers are responding with new collection and container tools. The weight and moisture content of food waste have led to innovations in equipment design and operation. An increase in residential food waste collection programs — and the need to service curbside carts — are ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • The myth of `residual waste`

    Recently, I was asked by my good friend John Nicholson (a consultant and contributing editor to this magazine) to address a meeting of the Air and Waste Management Association (AWMA) Ontario Sector, regarding my position on generating energy from 'residual waste.' This invitation provided me with the opportunity to research the composition of so-called residual waste -- you know, the roughly 35 ...

  • 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

  • 2006 World Waste Survey Abstract

    In the past, humans regarded their resources as rare, knowing that their demands outweighed supply. Everything available had to be used and almost nothing went to waste. Due to limited techniques, natural resources remained largely unexploited and all types of waste had to be recycled. This attitude still exists today in remote villages in developing countries where everything has a value, and ...


  • 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

  • June 2010 sees the launch of the new Alpha Waste Supplies website dedicated to cleaning, waste and recycling products

    June 2010 sees the launch of the new Alpha Waste Supplies website dedicated to cleaning, waste and recycling products Alpha Bin Care, a leading waste management and wheeled bin cleaning and maintenance company, has launched its new website, www.alphawastesupplies.co.uk. This online shop offers customers a comprehensive selection of sustainable environmentally friendly ...


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