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  • Man crushed to death by scrapyard claw

    A Southampton scrapyard has been fined £50,000 after a man was crushed to death by a grab claw. The incident happened when 24-year old Barry Collins and his brother visited a site run by metal recyclers James Huntley and Sons to look at car parts. As Mr Collins sat in the vehicle parked onsite, the crane operator began working and when Mr Collins’s brother Joey, tried to explain to the driver ...

  • Pedestrians enjoy car-free Times Square

    The usual crush of traffic in Times Square gave way to pedestrian glee Sunday as a five-block stretch of Broadway was converted into a pedestrian mall for the rest of the year as part of a city traffic experiment One of two new no-car zones created along Broadway by Mayor Michael Bloomberg (the other promenade will stretch from 33rd to 35th streets on Broadway at Herald Square, near Macy’s), the ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • US program removes one million mercury switches from scrap cars

    A US program that has cut more than one ton of mercury has reached a major milestone: 1 million switches have been removed from scrapped vehicles. The millionth mercury switch was removed through the National Vehicle Mercury Switch Recovery Program, a collaboration among the US Environemtnal Protection Agency, automobile manufacturers, steel makers, scrap recyclers, automotive recyclers, states ...

  • EPA Settlement with Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico Auto Crushing Company; Addresses Hazardous Waste and Used Oil

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a legal settlement with W.R. Recycling of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, resolving alleged violations of federal hazardous waste law. W.R. Recycling is the owner and operator of an auto crushing and scrap recycling business. As part of the settlement announced today, W.R. Recycling will make a range of site improvements to control runoff and invest ...

  • US Labor Department`s OSHA cites Lakewood, Colo., metal fabricator for exposing workers to crushing hazards, proposes $82,600 in fines

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited G2K Corp., doing business as GBC Inc. in Lakewood with 13 safety violations. The violations follow a March incident in which a worker was seriously injured when an overhead crane dropped a load, pinning him to the ground and resulting in amputation at the knee. The citations include one willful and one repeat ...

  • Broad daylight MB Crusher sneaked in! (…to do the job)

    Leicester, UK- It had all the characteristic of a complex project: an historical city centre, heritage site full of tourists, narrow access road. But it did not stop an MB Crusher from sneaking in and reclaim the old Greyfriars car park. This car park is located next to the King Richard III Visitor Centre and a stone’s throw away from the Cathedral Church of St ...


    By MB Crusher

  • Newcomer to recycling scored big points at the “Eden Project”

    Les Allen has been running Waste Disposal Services, a relatively small company in Penzance, Cornwall for several years now. When he decided to branch out more into recycling than general contracting, he approached RUBBLE MASTER UK Ltd. for a crusher in March this year. Soon he decided in favour of an RM60, the most compact of the RUBBLE MASTER crusher range. The RM60 was just recently ...


    By Rubble Master HMH GmbH

  • Real pioneering work in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Although the recycling economy in Bosnia and Herzegovina is still in its infancy, a company from the city of Srebrenik has now taken the initiative: the first recycling plant in the country in accordance with modern standards has gone into operation. Oil Metal is putting their trust in MeWa as a technology partner. For several weeks now, the material has been steadily piling up on the premises ...


    By ANDRITZ MeWa - ANDRITZ Group

  • Efficient onsite recycling in cramped site in NYC

    Cavaliere Onsite Recycling based in Stamford, Connecticut was contacted by Sano Construction for processing waste building material from the demolition of an apartment building in New York City. COR applied their RM80 Compact Recycler for crushing bricks, blocks, rock and concrete. The demand was to produce a ¾” minus material from approx. 4,000 us tons total in 4 working days. And especially to ...


    By Rubble Master HMH GmbH

  • Firm fined £80,000 over death of nine-year-old boy

    A company was today fined for safety offences after a young boy was crushed to death by electrically powered gates. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) brought the prosecution following the death of nine-year-old Jason Keet on 13 April 2006. He died when his head was crushed by the gates at the entrance to a private block of flats in Balcombe Road, Poole, Dorset.  The young Bournemouth ...

  • Tensar retains the old with the new in steel city

    Construction of the basement car park and foundations for a superstore, on a steep site in Sheffield, meant building over and in front of an existing Victorian wall which could not be structurally loaded. Tensar International designed an innovative Tensartech wall solution over a TriAx® foundation mattress to overcome poor load bearing soil conditions, which also helped to reduce the ...

  • Auto Mercury-Recovery Programs Up and Running in All 50 States

    (Washington, D.C. - Sept. 27, 2007) Mercury air emissions will continue to decline thanks to a voluntary national program to remove mercury-containing switches from vehicles headed for scrap. In its first year, more than 635,000 switches have already been removed from end-of-life vehicles. Collectively, those switches represent 1,400 pounds of mercury – more than the average coal-fired power ...

  • Minneapolis Barber Lynn Lehman to receive Judd Jacobson memorial award

    Disability can happen to any one, at any time. Lynn Lehman of Minneapolis knows this from personal experience. In April 1995, Lehman, was a busy single mom, and a barber/owner of Clipper Cuts on West Broadway in North Minneapolis. While driving to her mother's house to pick up her kids, a van in front of Lehman swerved to avoid a car driving the wrong way on 35W. Lehman's car was hit head-on by a ...

  • Derby’s Castleward exceeds recycling targets

    Compendium Living (a joint venture between Lovell and the Riverside Group), the developer behind Derby's £100 million Castleward redevelopment, is leading the way in sustainability by recycling 96% of the waste generated during the building process – well above the 90% target set for the project. The firm is using recycled materials in the construction of phase one, with ...


    By Morgan Sindall

  • EPA, Southern California Edison mark recycling of 1 million refrigerators

    Southern California Edison (SCE), one of the founding partners of U.S. EPA’s Responsible Appliance Disposal (RAD) Program and a 2012 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence award winner, today reached a national conservation milestone by crushing its 1 millionth refrigerator. SCE is the first utility to achieve the 1 million mark. The event was held at an Appliance Recycling Centers of America ...

  • Inquiry into the circular economy

    According to the Green Building Council, the construction and demolition sector is the leading contributor to waste in the UK, responsible for generating 120m tonnes every year. The founder of building waste reuse business Yooz could not have been more pleased when he was offered a 10,000 tonne steel roof from the London Olympics for a large sports centre for disabled people. “The roof ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Maintenance Staff Injury Prevention Starts with a Waste Caddy

    Janitors and maintenance teams have enough physical strain in the course of their job. After making the rounds, lifting and throwing bags into the dumpster and dealing with oversized items, the employee then has to push the waste container to the proper collection site. That last step can be the most difficult – manually pulling or pushing thousands of pounds. Tips ...


    By DJProducts, Inc.

  • Nanotechnology advance heralds new era in thermoelectric power generation

    Researchers at Boston College and MIT have used nanotechnology to achieve a major increase in thermoelectric efficiency, a milestone that paves the way for a new generation of products - from semiconductors and air conditioners to car exhaust systems and solar power technology - that run cleaner. The team's low-cost approach, details of which are published in the online version of the journal ...

  • EPA, State and City Launch Household Hazardous Waste Pickup in New York City

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the New York City Department of Sanitation are collecting and properly disposing of potentially hazardous common household products from flood-damaged homes and residences in New York City. The public is encouraged to put waste products on their curbs for pickup, including: solvents, paints, cleaners, oil, propane tanks, batteries, petroleum products, ...

  • The Versatility Of Shredders!

    For many of us, industrial shredders are frankly quite boring and have absolutely no entertainment value whatsoever. In industry shredders play a very important role in preparing materials so that they can be recycled efficiently and therefore help to improve our environment. In the recycling industry materials such as; scrap metal, old tyres, paper and glass are recycled by using shredders. ...


    By Challenger Group

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