Waste Haulers Articles

  • Recycling Myths Busted

    Like most industries, the recycling industry is not immune to popular myths that have perpetuated over time.  While not all are harmful, recycling myths become exaggerated and create false perceptions that can lead to bad business decisions or negative environmental impacts.  It is important to know the truth about waste handling and recycling processes and equipment so that we can all ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • What You Need To Know About Baler or Compactor Service

    Any business owner can tell you that when equipment goes down, time is of the essence.  This is certainly true with waste and recycling equipment.  Backroom safety, cleanliness, and recycling revenue are all diminished by broken equipment.  The ability to contact a service technician or order parts in a timely manner is critical.  Taking the time to search out reliable baler ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • Reliable balers, reliable maintenance - Case Study

    Front Range Maintenance, based out of Littleton, Colorado has been a distributor of Harmony compactors and balers since 1999. The owner, Skeeter Gosney, has been repairing balers and compactors since 1972, and then bought Front Range Maintenance with his wife Linda in 1998. They have a crew of five ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • Solar powered baler and compactor combination helps LEED Certified Hotel recycle and manage trash off the grid - Case Study

    In Napa Valley, California, the Bardessono Hotel and Spa is bringing their waste management and recycling “off the grid”.  Bay Area Trash Compactor installed the P4FL trash compactor and M42BC compactor by Harmony Enterprises, Inc. at this LEED Platinum Certified Hotel earlier this summer. The side-by-side solar ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • Local food bank saves space with cardboard baler - Case Study

    When a local food bank expands their building and invests in a cardboard baler, you know they are distributing a lot of food and helping a lot of people. Channel One Regional Food Bank in Rochester, Minnesota (less than an hour from us in Harmony, MN) is doing just that. They began their operations in 1980, but recently completed a major building expansion. They serve ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • SmartPack trash compactors are in world’s largest museum! - Case Study

    We recently had the pleasure of installing SmartPack Trash Compactors in the largest museum in the World!  Can you guess where they are? Maybe you noticed the famous painting behind the SmartPack automatic trash compactor: the famous Liberty ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • Ten Questions to Answer Before Buying a Baler

    How Do You Know When You Need a Baler? Business owners and facilities managers can easily tell when it is time to purchase a baler.  Commodities like cardboard, aluminum, paper, textiles, plastics, and non-ferrous metals can accumulate and create unsafe work environments.  It is expensive to pay waste haulers to take these items away with the rest of the trash.  It is also ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • Stevens, Pennsylvania - AccuFAS - Biological Treatment installations applications - Case Study

    Application A poultry processing plant, which was exceeding its original effluent ammonia limit of 8 mg/L, not only wanted to expand production (increasing discharge by 67%), but also needed to meet an even lower ammonia limit of 4 mg/L. Additional aeration tankage could not be accommodated in the given area and hauling waste did not provide a long-term, cost-effective solution. By ...


    By Brentwood Industries, Inc.

  • Harmony Enterprises Solutions In Action

    Rockwell Automation's Solutions in Action Profile features Harmony Enterprises' innovative 450SS Stainless Steel Indoor Trash Compactor. Powered by Allen Bradley electrical components, the 450SS leads the way in reducing costs and liabilities associated with back-end waste in commercial settings.  The 450SS reduces normal waste hauling and employee expenses by nearly 75% in most cases.  ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • South Carolina Convention Center Tackles Food Waste

    Chef assists clients with accurate food ordering. Surplus is donated, and scraps are diverted to a composting facility. ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • MB Crusher Game Changer for Colorado Excavating Company Passing Gradation, Saving 35 Percent

    When Avalanche Excavating, Inc. was awarded a project in April 2015 that dealt with 11 blocks of underground utilities, storm sewers, and water lines in Salida, Colorado, the company knew it would not have much room to navigate the spoils it would encounter. Both Howard Houghton III and Tabitha Hapl from Avalanche Excavating foresaw the challenges of hauling off the waste material to be ...


    By MB Crusher

  • Orwak 5030: 29 years old and still going strong - Case study

    Minnesuing Acres, an Executive Retreat and Conference Center, went from daily visits to the dump to just a few pick-ups a month by using the Orwak 5030 Bagging Compactor. It was installed almost 30 years ago and is still in use today. MINNESUING ACRES, AN EXECUTIVE RETREAT AND CONFERENCE CENTER, is a beautiful travel destination for executives and families alike. Located on the picturesque Lake ...


    By Orwak AB

  • Calculating Economic Impact Of Commercial Organics Ban

    Quantitative and qualitative analysis conducted in Massachusetts indicates growth in employment and revenues after implementation of the commercial organics waste ban. Reducing disposal of food materials, and driving food to higher and better uses, are increasingly top priorities all across America and internationally. Wasting food wastes resources that could be put to a much better use, ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Biosolids ban struck down

    In 1994, Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts (LACSD) bought a 4,700-acre farm (called Green Acres Farm) in southwest Kern County for the purpose of land applying biosolids from its 11 wastewater treatment plants. LACSD land applied 800 wet tons/day at this site for several years. In 2006, Kern County voters passed Measure E on the ballot with 83 percent approval. This measure banned ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 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 ...

  • Landfills have a huge greenhouse gas problem. Here’s what we can do about it.

    We take out our trash and feel lighter and cleaner. But at the landfill, the food and yard waste that trash contains is decomposing and releasing methane, a greenhouse gas that’s 28 times more potent than carbon dioxide. Landfill gas also contributes to smog, worsening health problems like asthma. Globally, trash released nearly 800 million metric tons (882 million tons) of ...


    By Ensia

  • 8 Recycling Tips for Facility Managers

    IFMA (International Facility Management Association) states that Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability is one of the top 3 core competencies for facility managers. Here’s 8 tips to help you implement a recycling program that positively impacts your bottom line, and the environment.  1. Conduct a waste audit. ...

  • IoT Technology Increases Municipal Waste Management Efficiency

    You’ve probably come across an overflowing trash bin at least once or twice if you live in a major city. That’s because cities generate more waste than other areas of residency. For example, the City of Chicago accounts for nearly 70% of all waste generated in the state of Illinois, which isn’t all that surprising knowing that population density tends to be higher in cities. ...


    By One Plus Corp.

  • Editorial: Going For Gold

    Production of August BioCycle overlaps with the Summer Olympic games in Rio. Watching athletes from around the world put themselves out there in hopes of winning the gold is inspiring, sometimes breathtaking. The rigor of training, the intensity of competition, the dedication and discipline — are there parallels to our world of organics recycling? First there is the obvious. Retail compost ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Q&A: OMI’s Dr. Laura Haupert Discusses Eco-Friendly Odor Solutions for Landfills

    The waste management arena is continually challenged when it comes to fighting odors, which often become a major nuance for neighbors. Landfills all throughout the U.S. also have to contend with finding the right odor-abatement solutions that are both effective, and safe for employees and surrounding communities. In the following “Clearing the Air” Q&A, we speak with Dr. Laura ...


    By OMI Industries (OMI)

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