Tag: waste processing

Established waste processing techniques are
Composting
Incineration
Landfill
Recycling
Windrow composting

Reader Profile: Wayne Hamada

Reader Profile: Wayne Hamada

Living on an island with its limited footprint calls for creative solutions for handling solid waste. The efforts of Honolulu’s solid waste division—guided by Energy Recovery Administrator Wayne Hamada—earned SWANA’s 2016 Waste-to-Energy Gold Award. Over the years, one of two landfills closed, leaving the other and an incinerator operating, until

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).

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SWANA’s Safety Ambassador Program Named “Safety Initiative of the Year” By Waste Dive

The Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) Safety Ambassador program has been named the winner of the 2016 Dive Awards: Safety Initiative of the Year by Waste Dive, a leading industry news publisher.

Across the waste and recycling industry,

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).

NRT Introduces New Color Sorter

NRT Introduces New Color Sorter

Nashville, Tenn. – January 25, 2017 – National Recovery Technologies (NRT) has announced a new addition to the company’s product offering, the ColorPlus-R. Similar to the ColorPlus, the ColorPlus-R uses an advanced image processing system to detect materials based on color analysis and object recognition. Unique to the ColorPlus-R is

Wheelabrator Parc Adfer Energy Recovery Facility Achieves Financial Close

Wheelabrator Parc Adfer Energy Recovery Facility Achieves Financial Close

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — December 15, 2016 — Wheelabrator Technologies today reached financial close on a new 220,000 tons per year energy recovery facility, with construction to commence in January 2017 on the Deeside Industrial Park in Flintshire, North Wales.

“To achieve financial close is a significant milestone and I’m extremely proud

MRF Tech Is Rising, Bringing Financial Challenges

MRF Tech Is Rising, Bringing Financial Challenges

When people think of cutting-edge technology and how it is changing the way municipalities serve their residents, they probably don’t think much about the materials recovery facilities (MRFs) responsible for sorting and processing waste.

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

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