waste collection company Articles

  • Cart-Based Organics Collection. Citizens Drive 65 Percent Diversion System

    For better or worse, citizens opposing waste management projects usually end up being labeled as NIMBYs — not in my backyard. This could have been the case in Halifax, Nova Scotia but instead, the citizens took their opposition one step further, basically taking the design for an acceptable waste management system into their own hands. In the process, they laid out the foundation for an ...


    By BioCycle 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

  • Re-Building Water Supply and Collection Systems in Sofia, Bulgaria

    The operation of water distribution and collection systems throughout the municipality of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, is the responsibility of Sofiyska Voda AD, a company formed in October 2000 comprising International Water / United Utilities and the City of Sofia. Under a 25-year concession agreement, Sofiyska Voda is undertaking a very significant investment programme that will transform ...


    By Innovyze

  • Wastewater treatment in a milk-processing company

    Description of the plant The accruing wastewater from the production of cheese and milk products is collected in a centralised pump sump and given to a first pre-treatment step. This step includes a separation of bigger parts by a sieve and a flocculation step with a dissolved air flotation for elimination of fats and cheese particles. After that, the pre-treatened water is buffered ...

  • 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

  • Virginia grinding firm’s roots run deep: Green waste recyclers’ modest start has blossomed into a full-service company

    Companies that want to excel in today’s competitive business climate are finding that branching out or diversifying is key to success. Few companies, however, can do so while still embracing their roots. Green Waste Recyclers, LLC is an exception to that rule. The Culpeper, VA-based firm started as a small tree service, added an arbor supply company, then took the next logical step with a move ...


  • 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

  • Case study - Municipal Company of Waste Management Ltd - Recycling MRF with RDF production – Katowice, Poland

    Customer The Municipal Company of Waste Management Ltd in Katowice provides a framework of service activities such as: The collection and transport of waste Selective collection and utilization of waste Composting organic waste All year round road maintenance Automotive diagnostics Requirements ...

  • 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

  • Waste connections: staying on the pulse of the waste industry

    Through training, research, surveys, community involvement and customer service, California-based Waste Connections stays ahead of standards and regulations and remains linked to their customers coast to coast. Founded in 1997 by a group of industry professionals with more than 50 years of industry experience, Waste Connections (Folsom, CA) is an integrated solid waste ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Wasting time and effort?

    Most waste collection and disposal companies (and even municipal waste departments) would be out there pushing the “waste-less” barrow to their customers and constituents, yet within these organisations, there is often a huge waste of time and effort in the double handling of data related to their operations amongst their staff, their sub-contractors and their internal departments. Typical areas ...


    By Wastedge.com

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • Environmental Sensors in Waste Management

    Issue: As part of an increasing sentiment among European consumers that environmental protection is important, concern about the impact of landfill is growing. Sensor technology makes it possible to measure and control inputs to landfill sites and pollutants arising from them. However, the exploitation - or uptake - of such technology has been lower than expected in the waste management sector. ...


  • Hazardous Waste Disposal

    Untitled Document Overview We're all aware of the importance of following safety precautions when we work with hazardous chemicals. ...


  • 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

  • Another MRO company goes wastewater-free!

    Jet Aviation in Basel, Switzerland, is using a VACUDEST vacuum distillation system to efficiently and sustainably treat wastewater left over from refurbishing aircraft parts. This state-of-the-art system replaced outdated chemical/physical treatment at the company. Jet Aviation is particularly pleased with the high quality of the treated water, which can even be reused in maintenance processes. ...


    By H2O GmbH

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