waste collection company Articles

  • Casella Waste Systems: Moving towards zero waste

    Started in 1975 as a single truck operation in Rutland, VT, Casella Waste Systems now stands as one of the leading waste and recycling companies in the U.S., employing more than 1,700 people. The company owns and/or operates 31 solid waste collection operations, 29 transfer stations, 17 recycling facilities, nine Subtitle D landfills, three landfill gas-to-energy facilities, one landfill ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Management of Hazardous Wastes

    ' Management of hazardous waste is a growing concern in many countries. The long-term impacts and costs of improper disposal can be very high and the emphasis must be on prevention. A comprehensive management system should include (i) policies, institutions and effective regulations and (ii) adequate and acceptable disposal facilities (either public or private). This note outlines the key ...


    By The World Bank

  • Case Study - Hawaiian Electric Company

    Providing support to power plants, electrical sub-stations and base yards across the Hawaiian Islands, the Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO) Environmental department had a goal to replace their current manual methods of data collection and reporting with a software solution to help streamline environmental related reporting across the company. In 2005/6 E2 was retained to develop a corporate ...


    By E2 ManageTech

  • Disposal Company Expands Composting Operations

    Since 1997, Texas Disposal Systems, Inc. (TDS) - an independently owned solid waste company located near Austin, Texas - has operated a composting division, Texas Organic Products (TOP). In our previous BioCycle report ( -Composting Is Alive and Well In Central Texas, - October, 1997), we described how TOP evolved after starting an initial grinding and static pile composting operation at our ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Weather Station Data Logger Collects Meteorological Data

    Complete Weather monitoring using an Intelligent Universal Data Logger A construction company needed to collect meteorological data to study the effects of building materials such as roofing tile for a meteorological data logging application. CAS DataLoggers provided the dataTaker DT-85 for a weather station ...


    By CAS DataLoggers

  • Media Markt reduced their collection costs by 40% - Case Study

    Previously the Dutch chain store for electronics, Media Markt, saw 75% of their waste end up in a container unsorted. This was too costly and inefficient. Now almost every store has a baler for cardboard and plastics and an EPS-compactor for Styrofoam. Media Markt used to collect 75% of their waste in containers unsorted. A costly, inefficient and definitely non ...


    By Bramidan Balers

  • Eagle disposal company: where service matters

    Established in 1997, Eagle Disposal Company, located in Hearne, TX, offers waste removal services for city contracts as well as individuals outside the city limits. Unlike other major companies in the industry, Eagle Disposal not only focuses on customer service, but it is also an owner-operated business. Currently employing 38 people with three hauling locations, Eagle Disposal’s primary ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • When companies track their climate emissions

    Voluntary greenhouse gas accounting has become common in the private sector, but is it helping? Ten years ago, as part of a sustainability initiative, Walmart decided to take a look at its greenhouse gas emissions. The retail giant not only tallied up the carbon footprint of its trucking fleet and supersize stores, it also set out to quantify the greenhouse gas emissions associated with ...


    By Ensia

  • Information on Waste Management Practices

    The European Topic Centre on Waste (ETC/W) has prepared this technical report on the design of catalogues on waste management and waste minimisation. During the initial stages of the work, it became evident that basic work related to data, structure and definition of common code-lists was necessary to ensure that the catalogues, at a later stage, can be used as integrated parts of the ETC/W data ...

  • Zero waste cities - are they possible?

    Twenty years ago Maurice Strong, the secretary-general of the United Nations' first Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, declared that if our planet was to remain a hospitable and sustainable home for humans, the battle would be won or lost in major urban areas. Strong's message is even more important today, with more people now living in cities than in rural areas for the first time in history. Among ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Overbands supplied to SB Waste

    Master Magnets Ltd has recently supplied a permanent and an electro Overband Magnet to a major waste recycling company in Wolverhampton known as SB Waste Management & Recycling Ltd. SB Waste Management & Recycling Limited is one of a largest independent skip hire and recycling companies and was established in 1984. They have vast experience in the recycling industry collecting construction and ...


    By Master Magnets Ltd

  • 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.

  • Zero landfill is not zero waste

    THE Zero Waste movement is more than just a vision. It is a movement that is actually changing the world. To prove it, I recommend visiting GreenBiz.com and in the search box type “zero waste.” You will be amazed, as I was, at the tsunami of business activities over the last couple of years related to the idea of totally eliminating waste from our manufacturing, distribution and ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Facilitating Food Waste Digestion

    Increasing volumes of commercial food waste, much of it contaminated or packaged, led digestion facility in South San Francisco to install a depackaging unit. South San Francisco Scavenger Company (SSFSC) and Blue Line Transfer, the facility that handles SSFSC’s recycling and disposal, started up its dry anaerobic digester (AD) in late 2014. Situated at Blue Line’s 11-acre site in ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Optimizing collection services: Electronic tools boost your bottom line

    This economy has steadily pushed the value of recyclable commodities toward historic highs. As volume has grown in those commodities, so has the need for more automation and tracking that electronic tools and software provide. Many haulers in the waste industry start out with a truck or two and high hopes, but rarely anticipate the need for a system designed specifically to manage their business ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • San Francisco Takes Residential Organics Collection Full-Scale

    After two and a half years of conducting a variety of pilot residential curbside organics collection programs that included food and soiled paper, the City and County of San Francisco (referred to hereafter as “the City”) and Sunset Scavenger Company are commencing a citywide rollout of the Fantastic Three Program. This new, innovative program will include the separate collection and composting ...


    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

  • Converting plant waste into biofuels

    Promising advances using yeast and fungi. Written by Nancy W. Stauffer. You can read the original story in MIT News MIT researchers are genetically engineering yeast to break down stubborn plant fibers into sugars that it can then ferment — a first ...

  • Pharmaceutical company cuts costs with baler - Case Study

    Wyeth is a global manufacturer of pharmaceutical and health care products. The company operates in more than 100 countries and employs 47,500 people. Wyeth’s manufacturing facility in Newbridge, County Kildare, Ireland, employs 1,200 people and produces a variety of solid dose pharmaceutical products. In December 2008, Wyeth installed an Atex baler (X50), purchased through Bramidan’s ...


    By Bramidan Balers

  • 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

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