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  • Sita worker killed by waste truck

    A Sita waste collector working in Fairford, Gloucestershire was crushed by his own bin lorry yesterday (18 February). It is thought the 52-year-old man was killed after becoming trapped between the truck and bins, although this is yet to be confirmed. The man was pronounced dead at the scene when the incident happened at 9.55am. A statement from Sita said: “At this difficult time ...

  • Veolia waste truck crashes with car in Essex

    A woman had to be cut out of her car after colliding with a Veolia Environmental Services refuse truck in Stanford-Le-Hope, Essex. The vehicles crashed at 9.20 on 25 March on Walton’s Hall Road. The 27-year-old woman driver, who was driving a silver VW Polo, was on her way to Stanford-Le-Hope with a 13-year-old boy passenger. The green and white rubbish truck was driving in the opposite direction ...

  • Major waste firm fined for truck emissions

    North America's largest waste firm has been fined more than $1m after failing to ensure its diesel trucks met emissions standards in California. Waste Management, which has its headquarters in Houston, Texas, agreed the payout with the California Air Resources Board for breaching air quality regulations in 2004 and 2005. The firm has also agreed to comply with the state's Periodic Smoke ...

  • First Food delivery trucks powered by food waste

    Within five years after sending their food waste to digesters instead of to landfill, the supermarket chain Waitrose in the UK has her trucks drive on clean and fossil free fuel, made from that same waste. CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) comes from a process of anaerobic digestion, which captures biomethane from the food waste. The biomethane is then compressed to be Bio-CNG for trucks. ...

  • Truck Hire Eases the Strain

    Transportation and handling of recyclable products is at the heart of the waste industry.Businesses are finding that tougher vehicle emission standards, demanding maintenance regimes, financial complexities, and breakdown and budgeting issues are encouraging them to outsource their commercial vehicle requirements to ...


    By Environcom England Ltd

  • Need to Customize a Tanker Truck?

    If you need a new tanker truck for your business, then there’s no manufacturer as reputable or well regarded as Amthor International. It doesn’t matter what type of tanker truck you’re looking for – odds are, we have it. Our selection of tanker trucks include fire tankers, propane tank trucks, aviation fuel tankers, dump trucks, crane bodies, waste oil trucks, waterbeds, ...


    By Amthor International

  • Navistar introduces international loadstar low cab forward truck for waste industry

    Today at the Waste Expo trade show in Las Vegas, Navistar, Inc. unveiled the International LoadStar, a light-weight low cab forward truck specifically designed for the waste/refuse industry. The new LoadStar is a refuse truck reimagined. Designed from the ground up with input from drivers and fleet managers, the LoadStar was also built to serve customer needs specific to the waste market, but ...

  • Waste Management Adds 1000th Truck to Natural Gas Fleet

    Waste Management (NYSE: WM) today added a 1000th natural gas truck to its fleet, making it the largest owner and operator of clean-running, heavy duty refuse trucks in North America. At a ceremony at its Carson, Calif., property, the company commemorated the delivery of its 1000th natural gas vehicle with Long ...


    By Waste Management Inc.

  • Waste Pro Garbage Truck Drivers Pick-up $40,000 in Safety Awards

    “While providing garbage and recycling services in Manatee, Sarasota, Pinellas and Hillsborough counties from their facility in Bradenton, each driver has performed flawlessly for the last three years, excellent customer service, no accidents, no injuries, and no property damage along with a well kept truck and great attitude”, says Keith Banasiak, Southwest Florida Regional Vice President for ...


  • Volvo Trucks to Commercialize Renewable Fuel Technology for Heavy Trucks in North America

    Volvo Trucks today became the first North American manufacturer to announce plans to utilize a new, clean-burning alternative fuel to power its heavy-duty trucks. Dimethyl ether (DME) is a non-toxic, non-carcinogenic fuel that can be made from a variety of domestic, sustainable feedstocks and is ...

  • Inquest into bin truck death begins

    An inquest has begun into the death of a teacher who was found among rubbish at a Brighton waste transfer site in July last year. It is thought Scott Williams, a maths teacher from New Zealand, climbed inside a wheelie bin to shelter from the rain. The bin was then picked up by a dust cart and dumped at a Sussex landfill site owned by Sussex Waste Recycling later that morning. A post ...

  • EREF honors Mack Trucks for 20 years of donations

    The Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) is pleased to announce that this year’s 22nd EREF Annual Charitable Auction will mark the 20th year that Mack Trucks has donated to the EREF Live Auction. The EREF Annual Charitable Auction, the foundation’s largest fundraiser, is held annually at WasteExpo to help EREF further its mission to fund and direct research and ...

  • Council prosecuted after refuse truck fatality

    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is warning the waste industry to ensure that adequate precautions are taken to prevent injuries caused by reversing waste and recycling collection vehicles. The warning follows HSE’s prosecution of North Tyneside Council after a man was killed by a refuse truck. The Council was today bound over for sentencing at Crown Court at a later date after pleading ...

  • Scorpex Applauds US-Mexico Trucking Agreement

    Scorpex, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SRPX) (the "Company"), an emerging leader of industrial, hazardous and toxic waste disposal services in the Baja Mexico/California region, today praises the recent US-Mexican agreement allowing each country's trucks to traverse the other's highways. The agreement ends nearly two decades of quarreling between the two countries over ...


  • Chocolate Biodiesel Powers Truck from England to Timbuktu

    Biodiesel made from waste chocolate is fueling the journey of two British men who left the town of Poole, on England's southern coast Friday headed for Timbuktu, Mali in West Africa. They are using the trip to raise public awareness about biofuels and their potential to ease the impact of climate ...

  • EPA funding to make Pittsburgh trash trucks cleaner

    Funding from the US Environmental Protection Agency will enable less-polluting trash trucks to travel through the neighborhoods of Pittsburgh. EPA announced a $127,000 grant to the Mid-Atlantic Regional Air Management Association who will, in turn, issue a grant to the City of Pittsburgh and two partners for a pilot project to cut emissions from the city's heavy-duty diesel trucks used for ...

  • Former Lupton, Ariz. truck stop owners to pay $80,000 penalty for violating hazardous waste laws

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fined the former owners and operators of Speedy’s Truck Stop $80,000 for violating federal hazardous waste and community right-to-know laws. The violations at the Lupton, Ariz. facility were found following a series of inspections by Navajo Nation EPA, the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and the U.S. EPA in 2004. Inspectors uncovered ...

  • Eaton power on demand provides retrofit for Heil Trucks

    Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton now offers a modified version of its hydraulic Power On Demand™ technology to provide a retrofit for front-loading Heil trucks. This solution is now available through the Heil network of 50 dealerships across North America. During WasteExpo from May 20-23, 2013, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Eaton will showcase the ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Republic Services Invests $25 Million in Alternative Fuel Recycling and Waste Collection Trucks in St. Louis Area

    Republic Services (NYSE: RSG), a recycling and waste company that serves more than 200,000 households and 27,000 businesses in the St. Louis region, is investing nearly $25 million to enhance its fleet with 72 compressed natural gas (CNG) collection vehicles. This ...


    By Republic Services, Inc.

  • U.S. foodservice acquires waste vegetable oil processing company to reduce environmental impact of trucking fleet

    U.S. Foodservice, one of America's leading foodservice distributors, has purchased the assets of WVO Industries of Bluffton, S.C. WVO collects and removes water, food particles and other impurities from waste vegetable oil then ships the bio feedstock to a processing company that produces an 80/20 diesel/biodiesel blend known as B20 that will be used to fuel hundreds of food delivery trucks at ...

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