Tag: recycling containers

A recycling bin (or recycle bin) is a container used to hold recyclables before they are taken to recycling centers. Recycling bins exist in various sizes for use in homes, offices, and large public facilities. Separate containers are often provided for paper, tin or aluminum cans, and glass or plastic bottles.

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).

Bennington Alliance Awards Outreach Contract to NRRA

Bennington Alliance Awards Outreach Contract to NRRA

Bennington, VT – The Bennington County Solid Waste Alliance (Alliance) has awarded an outreach and education contract to Northeast Resource Recovery Association (NRRA) to provide Solid Waste Implementation Plan (SWIP) services to schools, institutions and businesses within the Alliance region. This includes the towns of Arlington, Bennington, Dorset, Glastenbury, Manchester,

Improving the Livability of Our Cities

Improving the Livability of Our Cities

Most of us have pulled into our local bank teller drive-through window and placed our checks for deposit into a plastic tube sitting in a clear pipe. We push a button, hear a whoosh, and the tube magically disappears. In about 15 seconds, the teller is holding our checks. We

Overlooked and Underestimated

Overlooked and Underestimated

Every single-family household and up to four or eight family residential housing units, depending on local ordinance, has had typical blue recycling containers since 1991. The overall 2012 municipal recycling rate statewide was approximately 19.3% according to the RI Resource Recovery Corp. (RIRRC). RIRRC is the quasi-governmental agency that accepts

Barriers to Implementing LID

Barriers to Implementing LID

Low-impact-development stormwater management approaches are gaining in popularity and are being increasingly written into permitting requirements. While a number of barriers to implementation continue to come into play, advocates are finding more solutions to those obstacles, according to experts across the country. “We cannot just trumpet the wonderful qualities of

All in the Family

All in the Family

Multifamily recycling could help divert significant quantities of materials from the solid wastestream. Nationwide, roughly 16% of all residences are in buildings with five or more units. In the past, recycling programs typically bypassed multifamily dwellings. However, with heightened awareness of the need to conserve and recycle our resources by

Recycling Horizons

Recycling Horizons

When it comes to increased market development for recycled materials, those who coordinate municipal recycling efforts would like to see more information sharing, a greater demand for recycled products on the back end, and more collaboration between the product packaging industry and recyclers. Ultimately, what each municipality decides to recycle

The Changing World of Collection and Transfer

The Changing World of Collection and Transfer

MSW collection services typically represent the most expensive element of the solid waste system ( Managing Municipal Solid Waste Collection Systems , SWANA, 2009). Given this fact, MSW collection systems offer significant opportunities for communities and MSW collection firms to explore improvements and innovations that can have a dramatic impact

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