Tag: collection vehicle

Garbage truck or dustcart refers to a truck specially designed to collect municipal solid waste and haul the collected waste to a solid waste treatment facility such as a landfill. Other common names for this type of truck include trash truck in the United States, and rubbish truck, bin wagon, dustbin lorry, bin lorry or bin van elsewhere. Technical names include waste collection vehicle and refuse collection vehicle. These trucks are a common sight in most urban areas.

Collection of Organic Wastes From High-Rise Buildings and Apartment Complexes

Collection of Organic Wastes From High-Rise Buildings and Apartment Complexes

This article provides highlights from a research memorandum recently published by the SWANA Applied Research Foundation (ARF) on the collection of organic wastes from high-rise buildings and apartment complexes. This research need was identified by North Vancouver, British Columbia, and selected for investigation during FY2012 (July 2011 through June 2012).

US Bureau of Labor Statistics Updates Industry Fatality Data

US Bureau of Labor Statistics Updates Industry Fatality Data

WASHINGTON, DC, December 16, 2016 – The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) today released 2015 final figures for industry and occupational fatality data. In its 2015 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Summary, BLS detailed that refuse and recyclable material collectors, as an occupation, ranked fifth among American workers, with

Safety First

When it comes to their fleet, refuse companies generally look at safety from two broad perspectives—operational safety and driver safety—states Charles Cook, marketing manager for vocational products, Peterbilt. Operational safety concerns the security of coworkers and the general public, while the truck is on collection routes or transfer station runs

New Horizons

New Horizons

Throughout the market, municipal solid waste (MSW) collection vehicle manufacturers are offering various cutting-edge technologies and hint at possible changes that may translate from “science fiction” to reality.

Hauling the Trash With Stored Energy? A Peek Into the Future

Hauling the Trash With Stored Energy? A Peek Into the Future

Last week at WasteExpo in Las Vegas, Mack Truck, a leading manufacturer of waste collection vehicles, displayed a battery electric hybrid Class 8 chassis system developed in collaboration with Wrightspeed Powertrain, the brainchild of Tesla co-founder, Ian Wright, who is looking to repower a new generation of lighter, quieter, and

Reader Profile: Steve Sargent

Reader Profile: Steve Sargent

Rumpke Consolidated Companies, one of the nation’s largest recyclers, points out on its website that the company was recycling before recycling was considered “cool.” In 1941, the company established one of southwestern Ohio’s first recycling operations by recycling metal during World War II. Trucks dumped waste into a pit, which

A Different Kind of Operation

A Different Kind of Operation

When most people think of waste collection, they think of the weekly waste pickup at the curb outside the home. For most of us, the typical waste collection truck loaded by men picking up individual trash cans and dumping them in the back of the truck is all there is

Just Two Weeks Left to Submit StormCon Abstracts

Just Two Weeks Left to Submit StormCon Abstracts

StormCon, the only North American event dedicated exclusively to stormwater and surface-water professionals, is seeking abstracts for presentation at StormCon 2016. The deadline for submitting abstracts is Wednesday, December 9.

The conference will be held in Indianapolis, IN, August 22–25, 2016, and for the first time will be colocated with another

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