Tag: commercial recycling

The definition of commercial recycling was further clarified through AB 1398, and includes all types of solid waste generated by a store, office, or other commercial or public entity source, including a business or a multifamily dwelling of five or more units that falls under the definition of a covered business above.

Penn Waste Debuts Upgraded MRF

Penn Waste Debuts Upgraded MRF

York, PA – November 1, 2017 – – Penn Waste is all systems go after adding new optical sorting and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to the company’s state-of-the-art Single Stream Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in York, Pennsylvania. Provided by Bulk Handling Systems (BHS), the upgrade boosts the facility’s capacity by

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).

Recycling Equipment Canada Discovers the Sierra Advantage

Recycling Equipment Canada Discovers the Sierra Advantage

Sierra International Machinery is proud to announce Recycling Equipment Canada has just added the Sierra International Machinery to their long list of successful product lines as an authorized Sierra distributor.

Recycling Equipment Canada only aligns themselves with the best in quality products, which equates to many years of productive gains. Recycling

Comments On The Draft Short-Lived Climate Pollutant (SLCP) Reduction Strategy

Comments On The Draft Short-Lived Climate Pollutant (SLCP) Reduction Strategy

The Los Angeles County Solid Waste Management Committee/Integrated Waste Management Task Force (Task Force) would like to express our appreciation to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for providing the opportunity to comment on the Draft Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy (Draft Strategy). The Task Force acknowledges that the comment

MSW and the Promise of Biotechnology

On average, the top eight countries in Europe for landfill diversion (Germany, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, and Norway) are putting just 2% of their solid wastes into landfills.

On the Road to Zero Waste

On the Road to Zero Waste

I would like to report on a solid waste management program with which I am involved, the City of Oxnard, CA, Environmental Resources Division’s “On the Road to Zero Waste” community input planning exercise. This municipal waste management plan will serve as a roadmap to reduce waste going to the

Counting Down to Zero

Counting Down to Zero

The answers depend on the particular solid waste manager with whom one speaks and the location of the operation. State and local regulations are part of the mix, as are regional practices. “Zero waste sets a clear direction for reducing waste to the highest degree possible, consistent with the global

Recycling Evolves

Recycling Evolves

The annual Elements issue of MSW Management magazine asks industry professionals to peer into our crystal ball and forecast where our profession is headed. As of November 2011, the Recycling and Special Waste technical division is the largest of the seven technical divisions of SWANA. That is the trend this

Reflections on Japan

The call came in early February 2011, an unexpected invitation on short notice to participate in the United Nations Intercessional Conference on Building Partnerships for Moving towards Zero Waste, in Tokyo. I was honored and intrigued; yet my first inclination was to say no. I was too busy, there was

Holding to a Steady Course

The year was 1983, Microsoft had just released its first word processor for IBM, PCs running DOS, and curbside recycling was in its infancy. I was in the first decade of my career in the solid waste industry, and the landfill had 40 years of projected capacity remaining.

Much has changed

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