landfill waste recycling Articles

  • New Recycling Era for NYC

    Untitled Document New 20-year contract between the city and large-scale recycler ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Improvement in recycling rates case study

    Client: Kudos International Location: The Brighton Centre, Brighton Date: Ongoing Sector: Leisure About the Project: The Brighton Centre is a world renowned Conference and Concert Venue and hosts high profile events such as Political Party Conferences, Indoor Sporting Events and large music ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Recycling asphalt shingles a boon for Minnesota C&D Recycler

    The Northeast Recycling Council estimates that more than 11 million tons of asphalt shingles are scrapped in the U.S. each year; 10 million from installation tear-offs and re-roofing jobs and another one million discarded as waste by asphalt shingle manufacturers. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that shingle waste makes up 8 percent of the total building-related waste stream ...


    By Vermeer

  • Recycling at Special Events.Where Crowds Gather, Recyclables are Sure to Follow

     Special events pose a challenge to recyclers because the waste stream often contains large amounts of single-use products and food discards, and multiple vendors often serve participants. While the type of materials generated varies by event size, venue, and theme, quantities can be substantial. For example, the 30,000 patrons at the Davis, California 1999 Whole Earth Festival produced more ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Economic Evaluation of PVC Waste Management

     Abstract This study presents the main economic implications of diverting some relevant PVC waste streams from incineration to alternative options such as landfill and mechanical recycling. The analysis is based on three different scenarios. For each scenario the financial costs avoided and incurred are estimated, and the major environmental burdens are identified and quantified. As far as ...

  • Baseline Projections of Selected Waste Streams

    Abstract Waste represents an enormous loss of resources both in the form of materials and energy. Indeed, quantities of waste can be seen as an indicator of the material efficiency of society. Waste generation is increasing in the European Union, and amounted to about 3.5 tonnes of solid waste per person in 1995 (excluding agricultural waste) 1 Excessive quantities of waste result from: ...

  • Florida recycling operation grinds out profits with high-production machine

    A green waste recycling business started in South Florida in 2001 is already showing signs of success in its founding year. At a site located near growing population centers and equipped with productive and reliable equipment, Nu-Way Recycling Corp. is perfectly positioned to capitalize on its production capacity while at the same time diverting a sizeable stream of organic waste from landfills ...


  • Wood recycling is cornerstone of new Tallahassee C&D facility

    For better than four decades, the Williams family, owners of Marpan Supply, Inc., have been in the container services business in and around the Tallahassee area. And for the last 15 years or so, steady area growth meant that waste stream has been heavy with construction & demolition (C&D) debris. Seeing that, prompted Kim Williams, son of Marpan's owner and founder, to question the logic ...


  • London Strives For Zero Waste Summer Olympics 2012

    When London made its bid for the 2012 Summer Olympics, not only was “sustainability” front and center, equally paramount was leaving a legacy of public benefits to help justify the nearly $18 billion price tag. Both were also critical to London winning the right to host the games, which marks both the first time a city has done so three times (1908, 1948 and 2012) and the first time ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Recycling of Cars Made Green and Cleaner with Verderflex Peristaltic Pumps

    At the end of its’ life, a car yields on average, 140 kilos of shredder waste: 26 kg of metals, 69 kg of plastics, 11 kg of minerals and 24 kg of fibres. In Tiel, Netherlands, a Post Shredder Treatment plant (PST) was built in 2011, for the recycling of cars. The PST plant is one of the two plants in Europe that are able to recycle to approximately 95% of the waste materials. ...

  • Digester Developers Target Mixed Organic Waste Streams

     emerging group of commercial companies see a viable business opportunity in North America around building, owning and operating larger scale anaerobic digestion (AD) facilities to process mixed organic waste streams. In some instances, the projects being proposed and constructed only include anaerobic digester operations. In others, there is a combination of digestion with back-end ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Case study - Grundon Waste Management Ltd. – England - Single stream waste sorting plant for MRF

    Customer Grundon Waste Management Ltd. is the largest privately owned waste management company in the UK. The company was founded in 1929 and has moved into landfill operation, waste collection, and most recently into harnessing energy from waste. The company offers a wide range of waste collection services spanning mixed recyclables, general (non-recyclable) waste, clinical and hazardous ...

  • Quantifying the impacts of co-digesiton of waste streams with sewage sludge

    In order to slow down the impending impacts of global climate change due to consumption of fossil fuels, governments are looking at ways to develop and incentivise alternative renewable energy sources. Subsequently, the UK has imposed renewable energy targets of 15% of all energy consumption by the year 2020, but admit that – in order to meet carbon dioxide reductions of 20% by 2020 – renewable ...


    By United Utilities

  • Using a direct method to characterize and measure flows of municipal solid waste in the United States

    ABSTRACTAlthough there are a myriad of sources of municipal solid waste (MSW) data in the United States, much of thesedata are not transparent and are also extremely difficult to find. In addition, the two major methods of quantifyingnational MSW flows—the BioCycle State of Garbage in America and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)/Franklin Associates’ MSW “Facts and Figures” ...

  • Napa valley recycler’s growth prompts move to new grinder: Tub grinder provides much-needed increase in productivity, opens doors for additional work

    Recycling professionals realize — indeed they sometimes count on the fact — that very little in the industry stays the same. Customers come and go. Markets develop or dry up. Prices fluctuate, often wildly. The consummate recycling professional with an eye on success is one who can anticipate these changes to the best of his or her ability and then react accordingly. For Bob Pestoni, that has ...


  • 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

  • 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

  • Case study - Resource and process optimization

    MetaVu's roots in environmental/health/safety management have evolved naturally into a full-service Operational Performance Optimization Practice. By examining, measuring and monitoring resource utilization and process performance from an environmental perspective over time, MetaVu helps clients continuously reduce the cost and incidental environmental impact associated with the production and ...


    By MetaVu, Inc.

  • TITECH Technology installed at UPM Materials Recovery

    An estimated 13.2 million tonnes of paper and board products were consumed in the UK in 2008, with 67% of this paper recovered for recycling. Currently recycling rates for paper within the UK are generally very good and are improving, yet there are issues with the quantity and quality of paper for reuse in paper mills. Newsprint and board mills are the main users of recovered paper as their ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

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