waste collection Articles

  • 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

  • Times are changing: Wastewater as a resource

    Times are definitely changing. It used to be that wastewater from whatever source – domestic, agricultural, industrial – was something to collect and pipe away as quickly and efficiently as possible. There was more water coming out of the ground or falling from the sky, so why bother investing time and money cleaning water that had already been used? Now, thanks to issues like ...

  • Keeping APCr out of Landfill

    The CIWM have recently featured an article by our very own Dr David Deegan in the latest edition of their magazine. The article explains why Tetronics International were unhappy to be informed recently that Defra ministers had taken the decision not to remove the ...

  • International Tire Recycling Spotlight: Venezuela

    Tire recycling is a serious global concern. Scrap tires take up far too much space, they can spawn devastating tire fires that burn for weeks or even months when stored together in large numbers, and they they leach chemicals into soil and groundwater. Recycling is an absolute necessity, but not easily done. Most developed countries have produced millions of scrap tires (at the very least), and ...


    By ECO Green Equipment

  • Axetris Sensor Field Test

    The Axetris LGDs were operated continuously for two years. After intensive laboratory testing, they went out into the field in 2015. Axetris was able to test the functionality of its sensors under real-life conditions thanks to the support of the Linth waste incineration plant. The gas concentration measuring devices called laser gas detectors ( ...


    By Axetris Ag

  • Do you know the two most important words required to understand oil spill booming?

    Much has been written (incorrectly) about how to deploy boom in order to protect, deflect or contain oil. We have long promoted using math and science when deploying spill countermeasures not only because it works, but because it’s faster, safer, more effective and it saves time, money and impact. What we’ll focus on in this article is the where of ...


    By Elastec

  • The performance of Spanish solid waste collection

    In this paper we examine street cleaning and waste collection services in Spanish municipalities with a population exceeding 50 000. The purpose is to identify factors that influence the efficiency of these services. Three input variables (staff, vehicles and containers) and four outputs variables (tonnage, collection points, collection point density and kilometres of surface area washing) are ...


    By SAGE Publications

  • Trade food waste collection case studies

    In the continuing effort to separate food waste from the landfill stream, councils are looking to the viability of collecting trade food waste Carmarthenshire Council is among the most proactive of councils looking at tackling this problem. Using Ecosack 25L Paper Sacks for food waste they are successfully collecting a large volume from local businesses. Karen McNeill, ...


    By Ecosack

  • Pioneering a smart and sustainable waste collection system for Dubai

    Intercare Group of companies holds exclusive viewing of its innovative 'Arabian Palm' - a unique prototype that combines various intelligent functions to offer the residents of Dubai a 'smart' solution in waste management. Intercare Group introduced the Arabian Palm to Dubai Municipality officials at an exclusive event held at Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek. The prototype is an offering ...


    By HABA Products - Elo Group Oy

  • Plasterboard collection trials at household waste recycling centres

    Executive summary Over one million tonnes of waste plasterboard are estimated to be produced each year in the UK from construction and demolition activities. Most of this waste is currently sent to landfill, even though it can easily be recycled. WRAP is working to divert plasterboard waste from landfill by seeking to overcome the barriers to plasterboard recycling. One area of its work is to ...

  • Food Waste Collection Companies Grow With The Flow

    On October 1, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ ban on landfill disposal of commercial organics from establishments generating one ton or more of food waste per week goes into effect. On the front lines of helping these businesses and institutions comply are organics haulers, many of whom have been offering their services for years. “Seven years ago, we were servicing about two dozen ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Expanding organics collection

    THE Region of Niagara, located in southern Ontario between Lake Ontario and Lake Erie, has relaunched its curbside source separated organics diversion program for single and multifamily dwellings. The Region, which has an objective of 65 percent waste diversion from landfill by 2012, serves over 400,000 residents throughout 12 municipalities. Free 13-gallon green bins were provided to households ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Domestic collections complaints management

    This paper will review the way multiple bin-size resident-choice service options per elecoral division are managed by software at Gold Coast City Council. The GCCC model has seen a turn around in the way residential collections are monitored and managed. In this beachside region with a population of some half a million residents, this popular tourist area also supports around 10 million visitors ...


    By Wastedge.com

  • A Cleaner Lagos - A Collective Responsibility

    This paper was delivered at the CSD Intersessional Meeting on Expanding Waste Management Services in Africa, held in Rabat Morocco 25-26 November, 2010. The meeting was organised by the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD), the Division for Sustainable Development (DSD), the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA), UN-Habitat, IEA-ONEP ...

  • Residential Organics Collection Options

    Untitled Document A suburb in Minnesota's Twin ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Optimisation of solid waste collection routes using Premium Solver Platform

    This study illustrates the application of Premium Solver Platform software to optimise tours for the collection of municipal solid waste. Data required for optimisation was obtained from the municipal solid waste management authority, field studies and digitised map of a study area. Thereafter the optimisation problem was formulated as a travelling salesman problem (TSP) on Microsoft Excel ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • BlueKaizen RW - Software solution for door-to-door waste collection management

    Collection of household waste is governed by strict legislative rules of implementation and monitoring. There are several field constraints, such as time windows, traffic regulations, collection methods that ensure the safety of people… BlueKaizen RW takes all these parameters and many more into account, and reduces costs as well.This software is a solution aimed at designing optimal circuits of ...


  • Environmental efficiency of composting versus anaerobic digestion of separately collected, organic waste

    Environmental policy in the Netherlands among others aims at closing material cycles and minimising the amount of waste requiring final disposal. In this policy the highest priority is given to the prevention of waste production followed by (in descending order of preference) reuse, incineration with energy recovery and sanitary landfilling. In the implementation of this solid waste policy also ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • Streamlined: Rugged technology improves efficiency and response time in solid waste collection

    In the city of Enid, Oklahoma, Deputy Director of Public Works Robinson Camp and his boss, Public Works Director Jim McClain, found themselves imagining a way to automate some of their work processes - garbage collection, for starters. Their goal was similar to what any forward-thinking municipality or business would want: streamline their services in a cost-effective manner. It started with the ...


    By HHCS Handheld USA Inc.

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