Curbside Waste Articles

  • 10 more memories from the TOMRA team

    As we wrap up our 45th anniversary year at TOMRA, the team at TOMRA Collection Solutions shares their anecdotes from working at the company. From across the globe and across teams, some have worked here for almost 40 years and some for just a few months – and here are their stories. Ingrid Tronstad, Project Manager Brand (Norway) Celebrating this year ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • New York City Organics Collection

    New York City’s (NYC) two-year pilot program to collect source separated organics — food scraps, food-soiled paper and yard trimmings — separately from refuse is now officially one year old. Through September 2014, this program, run by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY), has expanded its service to approximately 100,000 households and over 350 schools, in addition to a few ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Building A Long-Term Fleet Standardization Strategy

    By transitioning to Bridgeport’s Ranger Automated Side Loaders, TFC Recycling has lowered their operating costs and kept it simple. As the largest recycling company in the mid-Atlantic region, TFC Recycling, located in the Hampton Roads (Colston) area of Chesapeake, VA, operates a large MRF in Chesapeake, a smaller one in Richmond and a baling and transfer operation in Newport. The ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Food Waste Collection Innovations

    As more food waste diversion programs roll out in the residential and commercial sectors, manufacturers and suppliers are responding with new collection and container tools. The weight and moisture content of food waste have led to innovations in equipment design and operation. An increase in residential food waste collection programs — and the need to service curbside carts — are ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • I’m Guilty Of Illegal Dumping

    I live in downtown New York City, one block west of City Hall. My office is approximately 2 1/2 blocks north of City Hall. I point this out, because many demonstrations are held right outside City Hall with loud speakers for the protesters to announce their protests so everyone can hear them within a half-mile radius, they march or gather for blocks. During these demonstrations, it is common to ...


    By ABCOV Companies , LLC

  • The Newton, IA Landfill: A Smooth Operation

    The Newton, IA landfill sta rted out as an old strip mine in 1945. When it first was created, trash was dumped at the site and whenever it was needed, the garbage was set on fire and pushed into the old strip mine. As the rules have changed throughout the years, the dump was transitioned into a sanitary landfill in the late 1960s. However, at that time the trash would still pile up and would not ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • CP Group earns MRF of the month with advanced disposal GA

    Serving metro Atlanta and located in Forsyth County, Georgia, one of the fastest growing areas in the U.S., the brand-new materials recovery facility in Alphretta is the 10th for Advanced Disposal, which operates throughout the Southeast. The $5 million, 34,000 square-foot facility built by the CP Group will process single-stream materials collected curbside from approximately 100,000 households ...


    By CP Manufacturing, Inc.

  • Recycling recycling storm debris

    Hurricane Irene has come and gone, but strong winds and heavy rainfall left significant property damage in the wake of the storm. If you’re one of many East Coasters facing a yard full of storm debris, there is plenty you can do to clean up the mess the eco-friendly way. Many towns and cities are offering curbside collection or open-call recycling days for storm debris (check your ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Joint working and efficiency gains

    The entire globe is suffering at the hands of the worst recession to hit since the 1940s, and this is not only a concern for the financial sector and people with savings and investments, but it is also a major worry for municipal authorities who are charged with delivering front line services that underpin our modern way of life—policing, health care, schooling and, of course, waste ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Giving back

    What are the CRRA Trash Museum and the CRRA Garbage Museum and where are they located?: The CRRA (Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority) Trash Museum, adjacent to a regional recycling processing center in Hartford, CT, opened in 1993 as a means of promoting curbside recycling, which had just been introduced in Connecticut. CRRA has operated the Trash Museum since its inception, and through ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Home advisors: helping the public take responsibility for their recyclables!

    The UK is in a period of rapid transition as local authorities focus their attention on the need to divert significant proportions of their household waste from landfill so that their obligations under the EU Landfill Directive are met. This cannot be achieved without the support of the residents who must accept the strategies in place and use the services offered. Over the last decade a great ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • The State of Garbage in America

    Latest national data on MSW management -28.5% recycled and composted, 7.4% combusted in WTE plants and 64.1% landfilled. BioCycle is pleased to produce the State of Garbage in America Report, providing a picture on how municipal solid waste (MSW) is handled throughout the United States. For this 15th nationwide survey, which began in 1989, BioCycle continued its collaboration with Columbia ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Facts and Consequences

    Jon Entine’s case is compelling, and his article raises a fundamental question that has been largely lost in the bisphenol A debate. The question is how to balance the need to feed the world by maintaining a safe food supply system with the desire to be cautious in protecting human health from chemical exposures that may pose harm. As outside counsel to the North American Metal Packaging ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Building an education campaign

    Hillsborough County is one of the largest communities in Florida. The County has more than one million residents, 240,000 households and covers more than 1,000 square miles of land. Yet, participation in curbside recycling was relatively low and tonnages had remained flat over the last four years. In the summer of 2009, the County Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) partnered with the ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Expanding organics collection

    THE Region of Niagara, located in southern Ontario between Lake Ontario and Lake Erie, has relaunched its curbside source separated organics diversion program for single and multifamily dwellings. The Region, which has an objective of 65 percent waste diversion from landfill by 2012, serves over 400,000 residents throughout 12 municipalities. Free 13-gallon green bins were provided to households ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Curbside vs. return-to-retail for plastic bags

    Some materials are a natural fit for Ontario's blue box system, with its ever-increasing mechanization, and some are not. A study of plastic film recycling in Ontario has placed that particular material in the latter category and has concluded that promoting in-store programs can lead to higher recovery, better material quality and lower costs. The Plastic Film Collection and Processing Study was ...

  • The rules are changing for garbage in Pennsylvania

    Changes to the municipal and residual solid waste regulations within the State of Pennsylvania have been in the works for a number of years within the DEP’s Bureau of Waste Management. This article provides a summary of the currently understood status of the proposed rules, details of some of the proposed changes and commentary on the success of state recycling programs across the nation. Based ...

  • Ontario Regions Invest In Residential Organics Diversion

    The Regions of Peel and Durham have distributed bins and kitchen containers for source separated organics to 460,000 households to receive weekly curbside collection. Starting April 2nd, residents in Caledon, Brampton and Mississauga, Ontario - all in the Region of Peel - began setting out kitchen waste and soiled paper at the curbside for weekly collection. Between February and March, more ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • The State of Garbage in America

    Untitled Document Latest national data on MSW management -28.5% recycled and composted, 7.4% combusted in WTE plants and 64.1% landfilled. A joint study by BioCycle and the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Residential Organics Collection Options

    Untitled Document A suburb in Minnesota's Twin ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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