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Materials Recovery Facilities: Building Design Best Practices

Materials Recovery Facilities: Building Design Best Practices

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Materials Recovery Facility Building Design

The Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) building is comprised of different functioning areas, some of which may overlap. At the receiving end of the facility, areas include the vehicle unloading bays, material storage space, and processing system in-feed. Received material, rejected materials, and commodity storage space areas  … Read More

Special Wastes Challenge MSW Directors

Special Wastes Challenge MSW Directors

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On one hand, waste management operations are doing what they can to ensure that bulky items are disposed of properly and not ditched on the side of the road, and that other special wastes receive proper disposal. Still, most waste managers would prefer to see fewer bulky items headed for  … Read More

Designing for Permeable Pavement Performance

Designing for Permeable Pavement Performance

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Permeable pavements can be built to last …if you build them right. And the key to building for performance is designing to provide sufficient structural capacity to accommodate the anticipated vehicle loads and deal with stormwater flowing in and out of your waste facility’s roadways and parking lots.

Join David Hein,  … Read More

Visit Lancaster County’s Newest Nature Preserve

Visit Lancaster County’s Newest Nature Preserve

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LCSWMA is pleased to open the Chestnut Grove Natural Area (CGNA), located at 37 Chestnut Grove Road in Conestoga. The 170-acre site was once agricultural farmland, then a soil borrow construction site, and now, with the support of the local community, a nature preserve.

LCSWMA invested $1.2 million into restoring this  … Read More

EPA, DOT Propose Greenhouse Gas and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Heavy-Duty Trucks

EPA, DOT Propose Greenhouse Gas and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Heavy-Duty Trucks

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are jointly proposing standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles that would improve fuel efficiency and cut carbon pollution to reduce the impacts of climate change, while bolstering energy security and spurring  … Read More

North Elba, NY to Begin Municipal Anaerobic Digester Project for Food Waste Diversion With BIOFerm Energy Systems/Viessmann Group

North Elba, NY to Begin Municipal Anaerobic Digester Project for Food Waste Diversion With BIOFerm Energy Systems/Viessmann Group

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18 June 2015 The Town of North Elba, New York has selected BIOFermTM Energy Systems/Viessmann Group as the anaerobic digester technology provider for a community organic diversion project expected to begin this year. The small-scale biodigester, designed for source-separated municipal food and organic wastes at a regional level, will be the very first of  … Read More

SAF-HOLLAND Introduces ULX40 UltraLit Suspension System with Composite Springs

SAF-HOLLAND Introduces ULX40 UltraLit Suspension System with Composite Springs

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Muskegon, Michigan, June 17, 2015 – SAF-HOLLAND, a leading global manufacturer of trailer and truck suspensions, fifth wheels, landing gear and coupling products, is pleased to introduce the lightest weight tandem slider suspension system available in the North American trailer market: ULX40 UltraLite™ Slider Suspension Axle System with composite spring-ride  … Read More

EPA Report: CE Now the Fastest-Declining Portion of Municipal Wastestream

EPA Report: CE Now the Fastest-Declining Portion of Municipal Wastestream

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ARLINGTON, VA.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A new report from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shows consumer electronics (CE) are now the fastest-declining portion of the U.S. municipal solid waste stream, evidence that the environmental footprint of the CE industry is shrinking as products become lighter and less material-intensive.

According to the EPA’s Advancing Sustainable Materials  … Read More



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