waste collection cost Articles

  • Media market reduced their collection costs by 40%

    Media Markt used to collect 75% of their waste in containers unsorted. A costly, inefficient and definitely non sustainable procedure. Time for a change, the holding decided. In 2009 almost every store has a baler for cardboard and plastics and an EPS-compactor for Styrofoam. “When comparing business results with our sister company Saturn in Germany, it showed that they sorted 95% of their ...


    By Bramidan Balers

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Improving the Cost-Effectiveness of Hazardous Waste Site Characterization and Monitoring

    Executive Summary U.S. EPA’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response is promoting more effective strategies for characterizing and monitoring hazardous waste sites. In particular, the wide-spread adoption of a new paradigm which uses an integrated triad of systematic planning, dynamic work plans, and on-site analysis for data collection and technical decision-making at hazardous waste sites ...

  • Cost neutral food waste diversion program case study

    The Westin Grand Hotel was interested in diverting more materials out o( their waste stream as a step toward improving their environmental performance. Specifically, they wanted to divert food waste, but were concerned about the operational impact of this green initiative. Their primary concerns were how this would affect their budget, affect their staff, and affect their food and beverage ...

  • Residential Organics Collection Options

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


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Kerbside Recycling: Indicative costs and performance

    The increase in national recycling rates achieved by local authorities since the publication of Waste Strategy 2000 has been impressive. The growth from 7% to 31% in 2006/07 has been achieved through a mixture of investment and ingenuity, but it has resulted in the creation of a number of different collection systems with many local variations. Although opinions about the merits of the different ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • More space, less costs - Case Study

    With 225 autocentres across France, Norauto has four branches in the department of Sarthe alone. The Norauto centre in Le Mans South, esta-blished in 1987, is situated in the Avenue Georges Durand, opposite the Carrefour retail centre in the Vauguyon business park, which accommodates about ten companies. The Norauto autocentre employs thirty people and has an annual turnover of almost €4 ...


    By Bramidan Balers

  • 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 Handheld Group USA Inc.

  • 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

  • EP Dust collections manufacturing case study

    Client: Sodexo FM- Pilkington plc Location: Greengate Works, St Helens Date: Ongoing Sector: Manufacturing About the Project: GPT were contacted by the client following the set-up of a new manufacturing process on site. This resulted in the production of a new waste stream, the exact composition of ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Residential source separated organics collection strategies

    For many municipal jurisdictions across Canada and the U.S. seeking to maximize the diversion of residential solid waste from landfill, food residue offers the next level of “low hanging fruit” in the spectrum of residential waste, offering an incremental diversion through source separation organics (SSO). When designed and implemented correctly, the incremental diversion may top 20 ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Transportation cost analysis of the Hellenic system for alternative management of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment

    This work presents an ex post analysis of the reverse logistics system for the alternative management of WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) in Greece, in view of the system's initiation in 2004. The aim was to predict how this system would provide guidelines concerning facility locations for WEEE collection and to calculate the transportation costs for WEEE management. A ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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.

  • Waste management solutions for the manufacturing sector – EP Dust Collection Case Study

    GPT Waste Management Limited is the UK’s leading independent provider of waste management solutions to both the public and private sector. GPT were contacted by the client following the set-up of a new manufacturing process on site. This resulted in the production of a new waste stream, the exact composition of which was unknown. ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • New York City Organics Collection

    New York City’s (NYC) two-year pilot program to collect source separated organics — food scraps, food-soiled paper and yard trimmings — separately from refuse is now officially one year old. Through September 2014, this program, run by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY), has expanded its service to approximately 100,000 households and over 350 schools, in addition to a few ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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