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  • 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

  • The city of salem, va’s transfer station: building a cost-effective facility

    Founded in 1802, the City of Salem, VA is situated in the Shenandoah Valley between the Allegheny and Blue Ridge Mountains on the Roanoke River. The City owns and operates its water system, electric distribution system and sewer system.1 Opened in Summer 2006, the City of Salem’s 18,000 square foot transfer station is directly across the street from its previous location. The old transfer ...


    By Waste Advantage 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

  • O’Brien Waste Recycling Solutions - Case Study

    O-BrienEMS are proud to have contributed to O’Brien Waste Recycling Solutions being one the UK’s fastest-growing waste management, recycling and data destruction (shredding) providers. They were recently listed in the Sunday Times as one of the top 100 performing private companies in the UK and picked up a number of national and international awards. They came to EMS with the ...

  • Barr Environmental Waste Management Company - Case Study

    Barr Environmental is a waste management company providing collection, transport, recycling and disposal services to the public and private sectors in the south-west of Scotland and Northern Ireland. Before teaming up with EMS, all of Barr’s output was heading to landfill. They asked us to deliver a system capable of diverting a large proportion of that to help them lower costs, lower ...

  • Zero waste on San Francisco’s horizon

    Diversion rate of 77 percent (and climbing) is a reflection of sound policy, committed municipality and willing waste hauler. Part I WHEN BioCycle visited San Francisco in April, we were invited to tag along with a British film crew making a documentary on how the world deals with its trash. Hosted by Academy Award winning actor Jeremy Irons, the project had landed in San Francisco because of the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • AE Thompson Waste Composter - Case Study

    AE Thompson is a green waste composter based in Wingate, Country Durham. The company process waste from tree surgeons, landscapers, skip-hire services, gardening businesses and local authorities. With leaves, grass and hedge cuttings accounting for approximately 30% of all waste, the company needed and efficient and robust system they could rely upon. They came to EMS looking for a dependable ...

  • Interserve Waste Recycling Facility - Case Study

    EMS is proud to work with Interserve, one of the world’s foremost support service and construction companies. They are listed in the FTSE 250 index with gross revenue of £2.3 billion and a workforce of over 50,000 people worldwide. They asked EMS to help them make a large transition at a new-build site. They wanted their operation to move from manual sorting to a modern, ...

  • 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

  • New sorting plant for dry commingled and C&I waste in Nottingham

    The recycling company Wastecycle in Nottingham expects to process in excess of 45,000t / year and are pleased that the implementation of the plant has allowed them the flexibly to achieve positive results from the various waste streams. The management of Wastecycle asked KMH Systems and REDWAVE to assist them in developing together a new plant based on the following objectives: Increase ...

  • Innovation and Investment Key to Success for Yorwaste (Waste shredder case study)

    With the opening of its new Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) facility at the end of 2012, waste and recycling company Yorwaste is supporting a step-change within the UK waste industry with a shift in focus from waste processing to profitable fuel production. It is widely acknowledged that the UK must do more to reduce its landfill contributions and instead harness energy from waste – developing ...


    By UNTHA UK LTD

  • The Carey Group adds Multi-Functional Waste System to its Business - Case Study

    EMS were delighted to be asked to work with the Carey Group, a leading independently-owned construction company operating across the UK and Ireland. The Carey Group is unique within the construction industry due to their internal specialist demolition, civil engineering, concrete structures, building and environmental business units. Being involved in so many areas, they needed a comprehensive ...

  • Case study: OCC recovery

    Challenge A waste recycling facility was looking to recover mainly OCC (Old Corrugated Cardboard) from his waste stream. They saw the value in recovering this product, but were presently manually sorting the material off of the floor on a daily basis. Even with floor sorting, the customer was able to recover in the neighborhood of 10-12 bales per day. Approach ...


    By General Kinematics

  • A new tread on life

    Before Alaba ma Dumpster Service began testing Goodyear DuraSeal Technology tires on one of its roll-off trucks in 2008, the Hope Hull, AL-based company was lucky if a tire lasted three months. And as far as having tires retreaded to get additional tread life—that was nearly impossible. However, today that’s all changed thanks to tire self-sealing technology from Goodyear. It’s ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • L.A. recycling program benefits from planning, team work, equipment choices

    Few major metropolitan areas generate and recycle the volumes of yard trimmings as the City of Los Angeles. On any given day, an average of 1500 tons of yard trimmings are collected and - as a result of a comprehensive program, a commitment by those involved in the program and solid equipment choices made to carry it out - more than 300 tons of that daily total are diverted and processed for use ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Common insurance misconceptions

    There are some common misconceptions regarding insurance for the waste industry. The most prevalent of which revolves around Environmental Insurance and who really needs this coverage. Many waste industry operators believe this type of coverage is only needed by hazardous waste haulers or entities engaged in landfill operations. While both of these operations would need environmental coverage, it ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Improving Performance · Processing Equipment Retrofit at Florida Composting Facility

    PALM Beach County, Florida may have been confused during the last presidential election but there is no confusion about management of the county’s organic waste stream. Palm Beach County has a population of approximately 1.2 million people and the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County is responsible for the management and disposal of the solid waste that is generated here. The authority ...


  • 8 Recycling Tips for Facility Managers

    IFMA (International Facility Management Association) states that Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability is one of the top 3 core competencies for facility managers. Here’s 8 tips to help you implement a recycling program that positively impacts your bottom line, and the environment.  1. Conduct a waste audit. ...

  • High diversion in the Alps (Italy)

    Award winning sustainability initiatives in Val di Fiemme help keep the popular valley pristine, while providing a worldwide role model for mountainous communities. VAL di Fiemme is a valley in northern Italy tucked in the Dolomite Mountains, a section of the Alps known for skiing in winter, and hiking in summer. In 2008 the municipality of 11 villages won an award for highest waste diversion in ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Top tank wash in midwest uses Abanaki oil skimmers to save costs(and stay in compliance)

    From a key location about midway between Indianapolis and Chicago, Kankakee Tank Wash services companies from all over the United States, providing high quality interior washing of food-grade trailers. Kankakee's two bay operation is certified not only as a food-grade wash station for a variety of cargo—from liquid commodities to dry bulk—but also as a Kosher wash station. Meeting stringent ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

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