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.

Erosion Control Devices

Erosion Control Devices

No one knows when it happened: some would say perhaps it made no sound, or maybe no one was listening, but something changed in the watershed upstream of several properties in a Noblesville, IN, subdivision. Suddenly, the slope of a streambank in a neighborhood backyard began wasting away.

Rolling Back Erosion With Tubes, Logs, and Socks

Rolling Back Erosion With Tubes, Logs, and Socks

No one knows when it happened: some would say perhaps it made no sound, or maybe no one was listening, but something changed in the watershed upstream of several properties in a Noblesville, IN, subdivision. Suddenly, the slope of a streambank in a neighborhood backyard began wasting away.

Project Profile: The Conversion Process

Project Profile: The Conversion Process

The production of biomethane as a fuel, and digestate as an organic fertilizer, through the process of anaerobic digestion, plays a critical role in the efforts to realize both environmental and economic benefits. Conversion of biowaste to energy and usable digestate is a movement away from wasted resources and towards

SWANA News

SWANA News

Excellence in 2017
Honorees recognized at WASTECON®
The Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) Excellence Awards Program recognizes outstanding solid waste programs and facilities that demonstrate the highest practices through their commitment to using effective technologies and processes in system design and operations, advancing worker and community health and safety, and

Converting Biogas into CNG for Alternative Vehicle Fuels

Converting Biogas into CNG for Alternative Vehicle Fuels

New technology is being developed in response to a growing interest in lower-cost vehicle fuel alternatives. One example is the patent-pending BioCNG biogas conditioning system invented by Cornerstone, which economically converts methane produced from the decomposition of organic waste materials—or “biogas”—into a renewable natural gas (RNG) suitable for use in

Great Things Come in Small Packages

Great Things Come in Small Packages

The famous saying “smaller is better” is not necessarily true. A more accurate statement would be that “appropriate scale is better.” This brings us to the use of microturbines and their appropriate applications. Micro turbines are not actually tiny; they are still relatively large and powerful machines. But compared to

Morbark® Awarded Second NJPA Contract

Morbark® Awarded Second NJPA Contract

Winn, Mich. (August 31, 2017) – The National Joint Power Alliance (NJPA) has awarded Morbark, LLC, with a four-year contract to provide NJPA members with grounds maintenance equipment. The contract (#062117-MBI), which officially began August 18, 2017, also covers related attachments, accessories, and services.

“We are extremely proud to hold this

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