Diversion programs lead to recycling boom

IMG_0196California county processing more material with its tub grinder, finding new markets for wood chips

By Gregg Hennigan, features writer

How does recycling in Calaveras County, California, in 2016 compare with recycling in 1989 when the county’s Rock Creek Solid Waste Facility opened? A quarter century ago, recycling wasn’t on the radar of most residents in this Northern California county. Recycling at the landfill was essentially: back a truck up to the drop-off area and dump the material. Now, more than half the county’s waste is recycled. Many more types of items are accepted. More importantly, the landfill sorts the material to increase its recycling effectiveness.   [Read more…]

The 35th East Coast Sawmill and Logging Equipment Exposition featured biomass processing equipment along with other timber industry products

Expo-Richmond-2016-061by Jon M. Casey

The 35th East Coast Sawmill and Logging Equipment Exposition, co-sponsored by the Virginia Forest Products Association and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, enjoyed beautiful sunny weather on Saturday May 14, the second of two days of what has become known to timber industry members as Expo Richmond. Expo Richmond, held every other year, is hosted at the Richmond, VA Raceway Complex, home of NASCAR’s famous Richmond racing events. [Read more…]