Waste Bins Articles

  • How to set up an office recycling program

    The Paperless Project states the average office worker uses 10,000 sheets of paper a year, and 45% of paper used by office workers is trash by the end of the day. CalRecycle reports that over 785,000 tons of recyclable office paper are disposed ...

  • Tips for Complying with the New York City Recycling Mandates.

    The NYC Department of Sanitation (DOS) states that it’s illegal for recyclables to be collected in the same bag as garbage. Here’s 5 top tips to help you avoid facing penalties: 1. Keep recycling and trash together. Reduce your stream ...

  • Are Universal Wastes DOT Regulated?

    The answer is yes, no, and maybe. Under the DOT regulations, hazardous wastes are regulated in all modes (ground, air, rail, vessel) of transportation. EPA has classified specific hazardous waste as Universal Waste to streamline the process and encourage recycling of these materials (see 40 CFR 273). EPA has specifically addressed the DOT requirements for these waste at ...

  • Polluters Extended Responsibility

    "Waste generation is my right but collection & disposal is a responsibility of others. I just throw the non-value items on the streets and outside the homes of my neighbors but the waste like newspapers, plastic items, fabrics, metals, furniture, e-waste etc. which can fetch value, I store in my house & work place and sale to scrap merchants at the best prices. I do not care for the ...


    By Eco Recycling Ltd

  • Rethinking Packaging

    Packaging—it surrounds almost everything we buy. Think about all the boxes, plastic wrap, six-pack rings, toothpaste tubes, plastic bottles, Styrofoam peanuts, and more we come across every day. Unfortunately, a lot of this packaging either ends up in the trash can or is littered. One way to be responsible is to buy things that don’t have a lot of packaging. If you do buy something ...


    By Eco Partners, Inc.

  • What Makes Dumpsters so Dangerous?

    It’s easy to think of dumpsters as safe, since they are basically large inanimate objects. However, these massive metal structures tend the be the starting point for many workplace injuries. Loading, cleaning, and relocating a dumpster can be very hazardous to both employees and tenants. Manage the injury risk at your workplace by taking a fresh look at the dangers surrounding ...


    By DJProducts, Inc.

  • Is There Such a Thing as Ergonomics for Waste Disposal?

    You bet there is! Ergonomics is all around us, from keyboards that protect our wrists repetitive task injury, to workplace trainers showing staff how to lift heavy items with proper technique. Ergonomics in the workplace is especially important because workers tend to repeat the same actions countless times, day after day. Waste disposal ergonomics can be tricky, and ...


    By DJProducts, Inc.

  • What Every Property Manager Needs to Know About Dumpsters

    Whether you take out the trash yourself or manage a large janitorial team, the property manager’s job includes making sure that waste gets disposed of responsibly and safely. The unwieldy weight of dumpsters creates a perfect storm of physical labor that often leads to serious injuries. Ergonomic solutions exist to ease this burden. ...


    By DJProducts, Inc.

  • Is it time to rethink recycling?

    If our current approach to recycling isn’t the best for the economy or the environment, why do we do it? Criticize recycling and you may as well be using a fume-spewing chainsaw to chop down ancient redwoods, as far as most environmentalists are concerned. But recent research into the environmental costs and benefits and some tough-to-ignore market realities have even the most ...


    By Ensia

  • Pioneering a smart and sustainable waste collection system for Dubai

    Intercare Group of companies holds exclusive viewing of its innovative 'Arabian Palm' - a unique prototype that combines various intelligent functions to offer the residents of Dubai a 'smart' solution in waste management. Intercare Group introduced the Arabian Palm to Dubai Municipality officials at an exclusive event held at Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek. The prototype is an offering ...


    By HABA Products - Elo Group Oy

  • Organics Diversion In College Residence Halls

    At colleges and universities across the United States, residential hall composting programs are becoming more prevalent, especially when following the successful adoption of pre and postconsumer food scraps collection in their dining halls. The higher rate of organics diversion contributes to these universities’ initiatives to achieve Zero Waste, and to encourage environmental stewardship. ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Effective and reliable communication: the International System (SI) of units

    Diversity of measurement units, particularly related to volume and volume-related quantities, has become common in papers and presentations from the Water Reuse Specialists Group activities. Metric system units, like cubic meter (m3), traditionally used by authors from numerous European countries, share written space in technical documents with new measurement units (megaliters, gigaliters), ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Liveability and the Water Sensitive City

    This report establishes the foundation for ongoing research by the CRC in linking urban water management and urban liveability. The study commenced through the Science-Policy Partnership for Water Sensitive Cities, a joint initiative of Monash University’s then Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (now Monash Water for Liveability Centre) and Victoria’s Department of Sustainability and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Unflooding Asia the Green Cities Way

    In this illustrated book, the Asian Development Bank (ADB)seeks to introduce a holistic thinking in dealing with urban floods by adopting the green cities development approach. Green cities development is a holistic approach which promotes multipurpose (or multifunctional) solutions that are not only technologically and economically efficient, but which are also ecologically sustainable and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • Pro-X Nutraceuticals, a Roex company, triples mixing capacity, reduces labor and waste

    A former athlete and body builder named Rod Burreson searched for non-pharmaceutical supplements to enhance his physical condition, but none met his quality requirements, prompting him to develop and personally test his own formulations. Based on the health benefits he experienced, Burreson started a company in 1994 called Roex, Inc., that used contract manufacturers and packagers to ...

  • Multiple location integrated management plan case study

    A multiple location restaurant chain was challenged by increasing costs from their waste hauler and a lack of response regarding service concerns and pricing questions. The RecycleSmart Solution RecycleSmart worked with the existing service provider to complete a full inventory of all locations, right sizing of waste bins for each location and developing schedules to fit the ...

  • Profile: Presence of human noro- and adenoviruses in river and treated wastewater, a longitudinal study and method comparison

    Natural waters may contain viruses, which pose a risk if water is used as raw water for drinking water or for recreational purposes. Norovirus is one of the most common causative agents for waterborne gastroenteritis infections due to its stability in the environment and due to a low infectivity dose needed to cause infection. For several years, evidence has been collected that suggests that ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • It’s a ‘no’ to Pay-as-you-throw

    Axion Director Keith Freegard, recently spoke to Local Authority Waste and Recycling arguing against a Pay-as you-Throw scheme suggesting an element of ‘punishment’ could be counter-productive in increasing recycling rates. In my view, the Pay-as-You-Throw principle would not be a good idea because it is another example of trying to use a ‘stick’ to punish people for their ...

  • Aerobic Composting 101

    If you have recently purchased a compost tumbler bin, let me be the first to say congratulations! You’ve just taken the first step toward aerobic composting. What is aerobic composting, you ask, and why is it so great? In this article, we’ll explain how aerobic composting works and what you need to do to get started. There are two main types of composting, aerobic and anaerobic. ...


    By Biofinch Ltd.

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