waste collection planning 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

  • Waste management planning in the Maldives

    The island paradise of the Maldives attracts many tourists every year, but more people means more waste and a greater impact on the environment. Sweco has therefore been chosen by the Maldivan Ministry of Environment to assist in finding a good solution for management of waste on the islands.  In the assignment, Sweco has been given responsibility for detail design of the new waste ...


    By Sweco

  • Capturing biogas energy to increase your business profits while safeguarding the environment

    Methane is a biogas produced from swine or cow manure, as well as food processing and meat packing waste. Methane is a natural gas, that when left uncollected, contributes to the harmful greenhouse gases in the earth’s atmosphere. When biogas is captured under a cover and becomes concentrated, it creates a corrosive and toxic byproduct called hydrogen sulfide. The gas generates a rotten egg ...

  • 100 Simple Ways To Save Water

    To improve water conservation install a rain sensor, it turns off your irrigation when it rains. Use a weather-based controller. The use of smart controllers can reduce water usage 24% a year on average. Learn about available rebate programs ...


    By Jain Irrigation, Inc

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Practical Plan For Hospital Food Waste Recovery

    Americans throw away an estimated 40 percent of the total U.S. food supply. Hospitals are a major contributor to this waste stream, with food waste making up 10 to 15 percent of the 6,600 tons of waste they dispose each day. For hospitals with a mission-driven commitment to sustainability, tackling food waste at all levels — from purchasing to food recovery — brings multiple ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Enhancing your bottom line: waste and recycling collection vehicle routing optimization

    The waste industry has seen more changes than most of us can keep up with, not only within the most recent few years, but largely over the past three decades. Most company owners and solid waste industry management say the same thing, “I remember when we picked up the trash and took it all to the landfill.” A far cry from where the industry is today. Now there are rules, ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • `Resource Waste` Poland’s national waste management plan for 2010

    GROWTH MARKET POLAND Opportunities for innovative plant and process technology Poland’s national waste management plan for 2010 sees innovative sorting and recycling technology as the cornerstones for the reorganization of the country’s waste disposal strategy. In order to achieve improvements quickly, Poland plans to invest about 2.3 billion EUR in infrastructure for waste treatment ...


    By Freesen & Partner GmbH

  • CMOM in california – the race to implement waste discharge requirements for sanitary sewer collection systems

    On May 2, 2006, the California State Water Resources Control Board adopted Order Number 2006-0003, the statewide General Waste Discharge Requirements (WDRs). The WDRs establish minimum operation, maintenance and management standards to significantly reduce sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) from publicly owned collection systems greater than one mile in length. The agencies that own or operate ...

  • Aerojet builds on tradition of EH&S performance and supports innovation in mobile waste data collection

    Aerojet, a GenCorp Inc. company, is a major space and defense contractor specializing in missile and space propulsion. Since its founding in 1942, Aerojet has been widely recognized as a leading force in the development of crucial technology and products that have protected America from potential enemies. In recent years, Aerojet has also played a leadership role in the implementation of ...


    By IHS

  • A decision support system for waste collection management and its potential improvement with Radio–Frequency Identification Technology (RFID)

    Due to vigorous globalisation and product proliferation in recent years, more waste has been produced by the soaring manufacturing activities. This has contributed to the significant need for an efficient waste management system to ensure, with all efforts, the waste is properly treated for recycling or disposed. This paper presents a Decision Support System (DSS) framework, based on Constraint ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • What a waste!

    Having worked on putting into place effective waste management systems in the middle of the Sahara desert, once again I am left in despair at poor precedents in the UK.I did the Great North Run this year, and was amazed at the amount of rubbish that was left for the local council to collect. I also attended the RWM waste and recycling show in Birmingham to promote zero waste, and how to achieve ...


    By Ive Design

  • Automation: The nuts and bolts of implementing a residential automated collection program

    Once a feasibility report for automated collection is accepted and the approval is received from your City Commission or Board of County Commissioners, the real hard work begins. That is, trying to gain public acceptance for the changeover of the manual solid waste collection system and then to implement the plan to procure the necessary equipment to move the program forward. The City of ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Environmental Assessment of Municipal Waste Management Scenarios: Part I Data Collection and Preliminary Environmental Assessments for Life Cycle Thinking Pilot Studies

     Landfilling can be almost eliminated and reductions in climate change contributions of 7% can be achieved relative to monitoring data for Kyoto targets in regions with high percentages of biodegradable waste using advanced waste management systems. Additional benefits outside the region are achieved through energy recovery, recycling, and compost production. These are quantified using life cycle ...


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Planned Biosolids Facility Forms Nucleas for Eco-Complex

    ABSTRACTCatawba County owns and operates the Blackburn Landfill, a sanitary landfill for the disposal of municipal solid waste (MSW). Methane generated within the landfill is collected and utilized to generate electricity which is sold to Duke Power. In the process of combusting methane to generate electricity a significant amount of heat energy is produced, which is not currently utilized. ...

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