Tag: recycling centers

Drop-off centers require the waste producer to carry the recyclates to a central location, either an installed or mobile collection station or the reprocessing plant itself. They are the easiest type of collection to establish, but suffer from low and unpredictable throughput.

Recycling Household Hazardous Waste

Recycling Household Hazardous Waste

Local efforts for recycling picked up steam when St. Charles County, MO, committed to an expansion of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection from residents. A suburb within the St. Louis Metropolitan Area, St. Charles County is Missouri’s third-largest county in population with more than 380,000 residents, and is the state’s

New Household Hazardous Waste Program

New Household Hazardous Waste Program

Local efforts for recycling picked up steam when St. Charles County, MO, committed to an expansion of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection from residents. A suburb within the St. Louis Metropolitan Area, St. Charles County is Missouri’s third-largest county in population with more than 380,000 residents, and is the state’s

Recycling Crashes in Rocklin, Placer County: rePlanet Closes Sites

Recycling Crashes in Rocklin, Placer County: rePlanet Closes Sites

Lines were long and customers were irritated at recycling sites across Placer County last week, as the California-based bottle-recycling company rePlanet had quietly closed 191 of its locations across the state including 12 in the county.

According to a statement on rePlanet’s website, the closures were effective Jan. 31 after 12

Changes Coming in Onboard Scales and Collection Software

Changes Coming in Onboard Scales and Collection Software

Roger Edberg had an important mission in 2010. He’d just taken over as senior superintendent of the ground services department at University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), and one of his goals was to divert as much campus waste as possible from landfills.

Like many college campuses—and municipalities—UCSC is working to

CalRecycle Enters Partnership With US Labor Department

SACRAMENTO – Today, California’s Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) signed a cooperative agreement with U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) to crack down on illegal labor practices within California’s beverage container recycling industry. As part of the memorandum of understanding, CalRecycle and WHD will share

Far From Typical

Far From Typical

The variations in MRFs-the material streams, the technology utilized to process them and the people employed to operate the technologies-are too broad to claim there is a “typical” MRF in North America. Thus, MRFs fit into one of three categories: beginner, intermediate, and large. The type of technology employed in

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