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  • San Antonio, TX selects GBB’s FleetRoute™ collection route optimization solution

    Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB) has announced that the City of San Antonio (City), TX, has selected FleetRoute™ as its hosted collection route optimization solution. As the City is in the process of converting manual collection routes to automated collection routes, it is also being proactive by seeking to maximize collection efficiencies, reduce operating costs, and design balanced ...

  • New tool to make waste collection routes more efficient

    Significant savings on mileage and vehicle costs can be achieved by using computer optimisation to plan waste collection routes, new research suggests. When applied to a case study of cooking oil recycling in Portugal, it was found that the technique could lead to a reduction of 13% in annual distance travelled and a fleet hiring cost reduction of 11%. The increased interest in recycling has led ...

  • GBB and FleetRoute™ Assist City of Baltimore with Collection Re-Routing, Generating Significant Savings of Up to $6 Million per Year

    Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB) announced today that it had completed the re-routing of the residential trash collection system for the City of Baltimore, MD using FleetRoute™ route optimization software and it is successfully being used by the City since July 2009. The route optimization project, which will result in significant labor, fuel, equipment and maintenance savings, was ...

  • Waste management first In Ottawa - natural gas waste collection vehicles

    Residents of Ottawa can look forward to a cleaner and quieter city when Waste Management (NYSE:WM) introduces 25 new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fuelled trucks to collect waste and recycling in 2012. The purchase is the result of being awarded a collection district ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Trimble Introduces cBin to Remotely Monitor and Collect Recycling Containers

    Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) introduced today its cBin™ solution for managing remote recycling containers. The cBin solution consists of a remote sensor in a container that sends fill level and asset status information via wireless communications to a Web portal that can be accessed to manage container inventory and pickups. cBin sensors automatically measure container fill levels hourly and send ...


    By Trimble

  • WIH Resource Group Completes Study For City of Tucson Arizona on Natural Gas Powered Refuse Collection Trucks

    WIH Resource Group (WIH) was retained by the City of Tucson Arizona"s Environmental Services Department, to conduct a study on converting the City"s 46 refuse collection vehicles (garbage trucks) from biodiesel to natural gas (NG).  The Study analyzed switching to either Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) as a vehicle fuel. The Study was conducted by WIH ...


    By WIH Resource Group

  • WIH Resource Group Completes `CNG Fuel Use in Refuse Collection Vehicles (Garbage Trucks) Study` for The City of Tucson Arizona

    WIH Resource Group (WIH) was retained by the City of Tucson Arizona"s Environmental Services Department, to conduct a study on converting the City"s 46 refuse collection vehicles (garbage trucks) from biodiesel to natural gas (NG).  The Study analyzed switching to either Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) as a vehicle fuel. The Study was conducted by WIH ...


    By WIH Resource Group

  • City of Los Angeles Innovates Municipal Waste Management

    LOS ANGELES, CA -- Six thousand six hundred tons of refuse (trash, recyclables and yard trimmings) are currently being collected curbside on a daily basis in the nation's second largest city. As its population increases, and resources become more limited, the City of Los Angeles is working hard towards becoming a cleaner, greener 'zero-waste' city. This means that the City's solid waste material ...


    By Rehrig Pacific Company

  • Waste Reduction Technology Demonstration at EPA Regional Office in Atlanta

    On Tuesday, September 11, 2012 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will view a demonstration of a waste collection efficiency strategy developed by BigBelly Solar, Inc. in the courtyard of the Atlanta Federal Center. The waste collection strategy aims to reduce the cost of waste and recycling collection by utilizing solar energy to compact waste on-site. Who: Carol Kemker, EPA Region ...

  • Knight Waste Services of Fort Worth Honored for Fleet Sustainability and Efficiency Practices

    Fleetmind Solutions and McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, are pleased to announce that Automotive Fleet and Heavy Duty Trucking magazines have named Mr. Richard Knight, Chief Operating Officer (COO), Knight Waste Services, as a 2016 Fleet Technology Expo (FTX) Award honoree in the heavy-duty fleet category. The FTX Awards recognize fleet owners ...


    By FleetMind Solutions, Inc

  • Annual Revenue from Smart Waste Technology Will Reach $6.5 Billion by 2023

    The volume of waste generated by the world’s cities is growing in parallel with the world’s population and the pace of economic progress in developing countries. Emerging smart technologies offer the opportunity to enhance the collection of municipal solid waste (MSW), generate renewable energy, and optimize the environmental performance of landfills. ...

  • WIH Resource Group Inc. Global Leader in Waste Management Consulting Solutions

    WIH Resource Group, Inc. (WIH) is an international management consulting firm that helps public and private sector organizations of all sizes craft practical, customized and technically sound solutions for a wide range of complex solid waste management challenges. WIH Resource Group's Team of Professionals has over 80 years combined experience and WIH has assisted hundreds of organizations, ...


    By WIH Resource Group

  • Terry Schweitzer Joins GBB as Vice President

    Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB) is pleased to announce that Terry B. Schweitzer has joined the firm as Vice President. Mr. Schweitzer has more than 19 years of experience in the solid waste management industry, working with major private-sector waste collection firms. He has extensive experience in collection operations and management that spans residential, commercial, industrial, ...

  • Trimble and SmartBin Partner to Develop Productivity Solutions for the Environmental Services and Recycling Markets

     Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) and privately-held SmartBin Corporation of Dublin, Ireland announced today that they have signed an agreement to collaborate on the development of solutions that can leverage positioning technology, wireless communications, asset monitoring and fleet management capabilities to enhance productivity for professionals operating in the environmental services and recycling ...


    By Trimble

  • OnePlus Corp. Acquires SmartBin

    OnePlus Corp., a ParkerGale portfolio company providing leading technology solutions in waste compactor monitoring systems, announced it has acquired SmartBin, a leader in intelligent remote monitoring systems for the waste and recycling sectors. Headquartered in Dublin with offices in Boston and Sydney, SmartBin has over 100 clients in more than 25 countries, including the United States. Clients ...


    By One Plus Corp.

  • WIH Resource Group: CNG fuel use in garbage trucks

    WIH Resource Group (WIH) was retained by the City of Boise Idaho to conduct a study on converting the City's 25 refuse collection vehicles (garbage trucks) from diesel to compressed natural gas (CNG). The Study was developed by WIH Resource Group (WIH) and was created from industry research and analysis of the current use of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) in refuse (municipal solid waste – MSW) ...


    By WIH Resource Group

  • Trimble introduces Blue Ox integrated transportation management system for forestry

    Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) today introduced the Blue Ox™ system, an integrated transportation management solution for forestry applications. Blue Ox integrates several mobile technologies with real-time data across the forestry supply chain. The system analyzes and processes the data to help timber companies, loggers and trucking firms increase the percentage of loaded miles, take advantage of more ...


    By Trimble

  • New white paper sheds light on flow chemistry’s strengths

    A drive to improve quality, yield, and cycle time coupled with desire for high personal performance has led to novel chemistry methodologies enabling a wide range of reactions in product development. A METTLER TOLEDO white paper explores the interrelationship of two of these critical methodologies, flow chemistry and mid-infrared spectroscopy, in today’s highly competitive R&D ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • Ending the Throwaway Society

    Lower taxes for businesses that repair or re-use goods; mandatory municipal waste separation systems; longer warranty periods for consumer goods; banning food waste from landfills; increased funding for agencies that promote transitioning to a circular economy. These are a few of the recommendations of a far reaching report just released by the UK  ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • WIH Resource Group, Inc. Launches Online Store & New M&A Support Services

    WIH Resource Group, Inc. (http://www.wihrg.com) announced today the launching of its online store where website visitors can now purchase Industry White Papers and other waste management, recycling, wastebyrail, transfer station, landfill, environmental and transportation / logisitics related articles that WIH ...


    By WIH Resource Group

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