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  • The Debate over the Economic Viability of Recycling

    The general view about recycling is that it is extremely beneficial to the environment. The majority of websites pertaining to environmental policies, be it private agency or government, say that a good citizen with moral credibility must do three things: Recycle everything Sort the waste ...


    By Compactor Management Company

  • Space saving, streamlining and efficiency - Case Study

    The Eiffel Tower is unusual because it is immense but vertical. The horizontal space is very limited. Visitors are the justification for its existence, and storage is incompatible with its almost lace-like structure. More than 6.5 million people visit it and its restaurants and shops each year. The Tower boasts cuisine and all kinds of souvenirs. Waste collections every day Until ...


    By Bramidan Balers

  • It’s a ‘no’ to Pay-as-you-throw

    Axion Director Keith Freegard, recently spoke to Local Authority Waste and Recycling arguing against a Pay-as you-Throw scheme suggesting an element of ‘punishment’ could be counter-productive in increasing recycling rates. In my view, the Pay-as-You-Throw principle would not be a good idea because it is another example of trying to use a ‘stick’ to punish people for their ...


    By Axion Group

  • Anaerobic Digest

    Wilsonville, Oregon: Food Scraps Digester Proposed An anaerobic digester with capacity to process 50,000 to 70,000 tons/year of commercial food waste is being proposed in Wilsonville by Sustainable Organics Recycling Technology (SORT) Bioenergy. Wilsonville is in the Portland metro area. Currently, a portion of commercial food scraps from the metro area are hauled to the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • BioCycle World - February

    Economic, Climate Impacts Of Wasted Produce Researchers at Karlstad University in Karlstad, Sweden collected primary data on fresh fruit and vegetable (FFV) waste through direct measurements in three large retail stores in Sweden (55,000 sq.ft. to 75,000 sq.ft. in floor area) to conduct an analysis from the perspectives of wasted mass, economic cost and climate impact. A method of measuring ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Mixed MSW composting in transition

    WITHOUT a doubt, composting the mixed municipal solid waste stream is a “niche” business. It is an MSW management option that seems to be viable in very specific situations. In some instances, these plants were built to service tourist destinations, often in somewhat rural areas where recycling is difficult and landfills are distant. In several other cases, public agencies built plants to extend ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Tips for Complying with the New York City Recycling Mandates.

    The NYC Department of Sanitation (DOS) states that it’s illegal for recyclables to be collected in the same bag as garbage. Here’s 5 top tips to help you avoid facing penalties: 1. Keep recycling and trash together. Reduce your stream ...

  • Refuse Derived Fuel, Current Practice and Perspectives

    Untitled Document Summary I OBJECTIVES The objectives of the project were to undertake a survey on the current ...

  • The increasing importance of assessing toxicity in determining sludge health and management policy

    The harm caused by toxic industrial effluents to sewage treatment works, has been recognised for many years. These can cause reduction in biodegradable efficiency, with an associated requirement for longer treatment time, and in extreme cases, toxic shock can kill off the secondary tanks. Currently, the presence of harmful industrial effluents is made evident by their effects ...

  • Mixed MSW composting is steady as she goes

    Two new facilities came on line in 2006, while one ceased operation and a second is shifting to a new technology. Annual survey identifies a total of 14 plants. Part I STEADY-STATE may be the best phrase to describe the status of facilities composting mixed municipal solid waste in the United States. In fact, steady-state may be the best phrase to describe solid waste composting in general since ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Preparing the way for commercial organics recovery

    The Planning for a source-separated commercial organics program began in California's Santa Cruz County in 2001. Businesses were surveyed to determine if there was sufficient interest in separate collection of food, food-soiled paper and wax-coated cardboard to supply a collection route. Many restaurants, markets and residential facilities responded enthusiastically to the idea of collection and ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Diverting Food Residuals in Minnesota

    Untitled Document IN MINNESOTA, the land of 12,000 lakes, we are experiencing new challenges in protecting those lakes as well as our rivers ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Diversion Deposits, Grants Giving a Boost to C&D Diversion

    Waste characterization studies show a fairly high percentage of potentially recyclable construction and demolition materials going into the landfill. An innovative program in California taps into public sector incentives and private sector investments. Part II IN 1998, the city of San Jose, California conducted a waste composition study to determine what materials were still going into ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Public/private partnering facilitates organics diversion

    Windham Solid Waste Management District (WSWMD) provides recycling services to 19 towns in the southeast corner of Vermont, serving a population base of 37,000, plus a significant number of second home residents, as well as tourists. Based in Brattleboro, WSWMD operates drop-off recycling at 22 locations, with materials processed at a dual stream materials recovery facility (MRF) owned and ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Source Separated MSW Composting in the US

    MUNICIPAL solid waste composting projects are being launched based on residential separation of the compostable stream from recyclables and trash - quite widespread in Europe and increasingly in Canada. One trend - typically in cities and suburban communities - is to add source separated residential organics to existing yard trimmings collection programs. Composting facilities permitted to ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Special Event Strategies: Recovering Compostables at Iowa Festivals

    Summer festivals offer food, entertainment, cultural enrichment and learning to Iowa residents. They also bring an increase in landfilled material due to the convenience of single use products and the diverse assortment of specialty food items. Last year, three Iowa agencies, the Butler County Solid Waste Commission (BCSWC), Bluestem Solid Waste Agency in Cedar Rapids and the Clinton County Area ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Regional Roundup

    NATIONAL PRESS CLUB DIVERTS FOOD WASTEThe National Press Club (NPC) in Washington, D.C. started diverting its pre and postconsumer food waste to composting in September. Working with EnviRelation, an organics hauler, NPC has achieved a 75 percent volume reduction in waste, filling one instead of four 16-cubic foot containers per day with trash. This is expected to equal two tons of food waste ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Recycling at Special Events.Where Crowds Gather, Recyclables are Sure to Follow

     Special events pose a challenge to recyclers because the waste stream often contains large amounts of single-use products and food discards, and multiple vendors often serve participants. While the type of materials generated varies by event size, venue, and theme, quantities can be substantial. For example, the 30,000 patrons at the Davis, California 1999 Whole Earth Festival produced more ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Focus on Australia & New Zealand: Composting Developments In Australia And New Zealand

     Composting Developments In Australia And New Zealand An Emerging Industry Takes Shape To deal with the waste stream in Australia and New Zealand, all strategies refer to organics recycling as a “fundamental vehicle for reaching future waste reduction targets,” notes Edmund Horan of RMIT University in Melbourne. “Composting provides a mechanism, not only for ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Principles and Practice · Quick-to-Implement Odor Reduction Techniques

    The city of close to one million has already exceeded its 50 percent recycling rate as it prepares to launch a new organics curbside collection program in 2002. SAN JOSE, California recently hit — and exceeded — its 50 percent landfill diversion goal, due in large part to the yard trimmings collection program for its 930,000 residents. The city in the heart of the digital divide has submitted a ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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