Screen Machine Celebrates 50 years in business

Ohio-Trip-June-22-to-24-2016-195Debuts 2 new machines at June 23 event

by Jon M. Casey

On Thursday, June 23, Screen Machine invited dealers, suppliers, local, state and federal officials, families of employees and other special guests to its 125,000-square-foot facility in Etna, Ohio where attendees celebrated a great American success story, the fiftieth anniversary of the company’s founding. [Read more…]

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…]