Tag: organic waste

Organic or biodegradable waste is a type of waste which can be broken down, in a matter of weeks or few months, into its base compounds by micro-organisms and other living things, regardless of what those compounds may be. Biodegradable waste can be commonly found in municipal solid waste (sometimes called biodegradable municipal waste, or BMW) as green waste, food waste, paper waste, and biodegradable plastics.

Reader Profile: Tony Miano

Reader Profile: Tony Miano

“I like to think that the only easy day was yesterday,” says Tony Miano of his job. Miano is the Public Works Deputy Director and Solid Waste Manager for the city of Tempe, AZ, and supervises more than 150 people responsible for maintaining parks, solid waste and recycling, fleet services,

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).

The Elements of Waste Transfer Operations

The Elements of Waste Transfer Operations

Transfer trailers exist because of transfer stations. Transfer trailer trucks financially justify the building and operating of transfer stations, since their larger capacities achieve the necessary economies of scale that minimize the overall costs of over land bulk transport. Common sense and accounting show that it is less expensive to

The Costs and Benefits of Anaerobic Digesters

The Costs and Benefits of Anaerobic Digesters

Anaerobic digesters are a mature, proven technology. They take sludge, manure, and other organic waste materials and produce methane (natural gas) fuel. Nobody questions their technological capabilities. However, the question remains as to their economic benefits. In terms of dollars and cents, how much economic sense do anaerobic digesters make?

ISWA Study Tour on Waste-To-Energy 2017

ISWA Study Tour on Waste-To-Energy 2017

After 7 successful Waste-To-Energy Study Tours with more than 130 participants from all 5 continents – we are pleased to offer the 8th ISWA Study Tour Waste-to-Energy, June 18 – 23, 2017.

The technical tour combines site visits to 10 different plants and facilities in operation in Alpine Germany and Austria

Anaerobic Digestion System Decision Support Tool Case Study

Anaerobic Digestion System Decision Support Tool Case Study

In 2011, the US Army launched its Net Zero Initiative, aiming for all Army installations to be net zero in water, energy, and waste by 2050 (Foster 2011, Lopez 2012). To help achieve this goal by aiding in the selection of sustainability technologies at Army installations for on-post use, the

Waste In, Energy Out: The Costs and Benefits of Anaerobic Digesters

Waste In, Energy Out: The Costs and Benefits of Anaerobic Digesters

Anaerobic digesters are a mature, proven technology. They take sludge, manure, and other organic waste materials and produce methane (natural gas) fuel. Nobody questions their technological capabilities. However, the question remains as to their economic benefits. In terms of dollars and cents, how much economic sense do anaerobic digesters make?

Blue Sphere Rhode Island Development Update

Blue Sphere Rhode Island Development Update

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Blue Sphere Corporation – (BLSP) (the “Company” or “Blue Sphere”), an international Independent Power Producer (IPP) that is globally active in the clean energy production and waste to energy markets, provided a project update today for the waste-to-energy facility it has developed and

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