Tag: construction debris

Construction and demolition debris (C&DD) means those materials resulting from the alteration, construction, destruction, rehabilitation, or repair of any manmade physical structure including houses, buildings, industrial or commercial facilities, and roadways.

Modern Millstones—Material Reduction

Modern Millstones—Material Reduction

Waste is inevitable in any construction or development project. Whether it’s clearing and grubbing, new construction and building, improvements to infrastructure, or demolition, waste is the deliberate or indirect result of these operations. Clearing and grubbing operations produce large quantities of a homogenous waste (a.k.a. green waste).

Challenges at MSW Landfill Sites

Challenges at MSW Landfill Sites

Today’s municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills are much more than places to dump household trash. They’re engineered facilities that are designed to hold and isolate the trash from the environment and are governed by both federal and state regulations.

Landfill designers and operators face two main challenges to the integrity of

Cranes and Grapples

Cranes and Grapples

At Andersen Sales & Salvage in northern Colorado, one of the last things Vice President Dean Andersen wants to see happen is for one of his grapples to become scrap themselves—well before their time.

And yet he’s seen that happen in his company’s yards, which for 56 years has been the

Clean Energy Innovations

Clean Energy Innovations

Wampler’s Farm Sausage Company in Lenoir City, TN, harvests sows, and produces a finished product from the sow harvest in 75 to 80 minutes. “Most of our product is liquid chilled,” says the company’s president, Ted Wampler, Jr. “We go from 98, 99 degrees [Fahrenheit], down to about 10 degrees

Shuffling and Dealing the Deck

Shuffling and Dealing the Deck

A poker player down on his luck can always ask for a new deck. Shuffling that new deck can help break a string of bad luck and give the player a winning hand. The recycling industry has been dealt a bad hand since the financial meltdown of 2008. It has

Waste-to-Energy: Is It Market Ready?

Waste-to-Energy: Is It Market Ready?

Waste-to-energy is a multifaceted concept; it means different things to different people, is underestimated in complexity, and is questionable in terms of profitability and carbon neutrality. Waste can be solid or liquid. Gaseous waste products are referred to as emissions. Energy can be a stream of electrons injected into the

When Green Turns to Gold

When Green Turns to Gold

About one-third of municipal solid waste in the United States is organic, including foodwaste, yardwaste, and woodwaste. Some 65% of yardwaste and 2.5% of foodwaste in the US is now being diverted from disposal. According to the USEPA, converting waste into valuable raw materials through recycling creates jobs, builds more

Is Your Maintenance Routine?

Is Your Maintenance Routine?

When it comes to routine maintenance of collection vehicles, a maintenance routine is compulsory to keep these big machines rolling. However, numerous challenges impede designing an effective procedure or sustaining an established schedule. There’s no denying the need for regular maintenance of collection trucks. “There is no garbage police,” says

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