Tag: recycling materials

Recyclable materials include many kinds of glass, paper, metal, plastic, textiles and electronics. The composting or other reuse of biodegradable waste—such as food or garden waste—is also considered recycling.[2] Materials to be recycled are either brought to a collection center or picked up from the curbside, then sorted, cleaned and reprocessed into new materials destined for manufacturing.

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).

MWP: Do You Doggie-Paddle to It or Swim Free Style?

MWP: Do You Doggie-Paddle to It or Swim Free Style?

This is the fourth article in the series. I will now pull the high points of the three previous articles together and include a look at the current state of MWFP around the country, and provide a few points of comparison of a hypothetical community: (1) using a single-stream materials

Finding Your Way Home

No operation appears to be so simple as curbside collection of municipal solid waste (MSW). No technology is so basic as the truck that does the hauling. But high tech has transformed the practice of solid waste collection, and with it the waste management industry. Equipped with GPS, waste collection

As Time Goes By

As Time Goes By

Our collection world now includes an assortment of concepts: multisort recyclables, commonly referred to as source-separated recyclables, single-stream recyclables, greenwastes, wet wastes, dry wastes, and garbage-or, basically, everything in one can. Likewise, moving through that same list typically calls for more complicated and expensive MRF equipment. Each system also has

Reader Profile:  Gerty Coville

Reader Profile: Gerty Coville

By Carol Brzozowski Gerty Coville is constantly talking trash in the hope to convince people that trash has value. Coville is project manager for the Recycle More, It’s Easy to Do recycling education and outreach campaign for King County (Washington) Solid Waste Division’s Department of Natural Resources and Parks. King

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