Tag: curbside collection

Curbside collection, or Kerbside collection, is a service provided to households, typically in urban and suburban areas, of removing household waste. It is usually accomplished by personnel using purpose built vehicles to pick up household waste in containers acceptable to or prescribed by the municipality.

How Two Cities Deal With Oversize Waste

How Two Cities Deal With Oversize Waste

According to Mildred Lee, solid waste and recycling manager for the public works department of the City of Greenville, SC, specialty collections comprise a small percentage of its overall curbside collection program. Per city ordinance, a limited amount of oversized items can be placed at the curb for collection on

Mixed Waste Materials Recovery Facilities

Mixed Waste Materials Recovery Facilities

While sustainable technologies such as anaerobic digesters are capturing the limelight in the solid waste industry lately, another sustainable facility, called a mixed material recovery facility (MRF), is playing a workhorse role largely behind the scenes. At the heart of the mixed MRF is a sophisticated, semi-automated system that typically receives

More Reasons to Consider an Advanced MRF

More Reasons to Consider an Advanced MRF

Most communities have instituted curbside collection of commingled recyclable materials from residences. These collection programs are mature and generally well supported by a high percentage of households that participate. In addition, MRFs that process residential commingled wastestreams typically recover very high percentages of the recyclable materials.

Once collection and processing of

Advances in Energy…From Waste

Advances in Energy…From Waste

Increasingly, as communities focus on sending less waste to landfills, waste reduction and recycling initiatives are implemented in conjunction with energy-from-waste (EfW) technologies to manage what remains post-recycling. The most prominent technologies for production of EfW are mass-burn combustion with energy recovery, gasification, pyrolysis, and anaerobic digestion. This article provides

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