Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Events

TCI EXPO 2014 November 13 – 15, 2014. Hartford, CT
Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo
November 19th – 20th, 2014. Mississauga, ON

COMPOST 2015 January 20-23, 2015. Renaissance Hotel, Austin, TX


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Fort Worth’s ‘sewage sludge’ raises a stink in the country

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It is a picturesque day in the country — the sun is out and the temperature is in the upper 60s as Luanne Langley drives down a bumpy dirt road lined with pastures and homes in Hill County.
But when she rolls down her window, instead of breathing in fresh, cool air, she gets a whiff of something that smells like rotting flesh. Flies swarm into her pickup, and she rolls the window up before more can get in.
“This is not right. I should be able to enjoy my home and my property without this smell,” she said.
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National Recycling Organizations Provide “Top 10 in the Bin” List

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With the national recycling rate slightly above 34 percent, Americans have the opportunity to capture more material for recycling by recycling correctly. Among the common barriers to recycling more, however, is confusion about what can be recycled.
To help answer the question – “What can I recycle?” – three national organizations that focus on recycling – Keep America Beautiful (KAB), the National Waste & Recycling Association (NW&RA) and the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) – as well as the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), have joined together on an initiative to help make recycling requirements clearer and easier to follow.
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New York City Transfer Station Plan Could Triple Costs – Report

New York City’s proposal to replace existing waste transfer stations with a new marine transfer station will triple the cost of waste management for the city, according to the city’s Independent Budget Office (IBO).
The IBO estimated that the waste management costs per ton at a new facility proposed for the city’s Upper East Side would be $278 in its first year of operation, 2016. The current interim plan of shipping waste to transfer stations in New Jersey and Yonkers, N.Y., is $93 by comparison, said Ronnie Lowenstein, director of the IBO, in a letter to City Council Member Benjamin Kallos.
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Cat® Grade Control 3D for Dozers Delivers Production Efficiency and Versatility with Integrated Grade Technology and Enhanced Control

Cat® Grade Control 3D offers dozer customers a “built in” tool to enhance track-type tractor productivity and improve the contractor’s bottom line. Cat Grade Control 3D is a factory-integrated Cat Connect GRADE technology to help operators improve grading accuracy and efficiency—from production dozing all the way to finish grade.
Cat Grade Control 3D is engineered specifically for Cat dozers and fully integrated into the machine at the factory. Deep integration allows the system to work seamlessly with other machine features to optimize for full blade loads.
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Smart Highway: Solar Power Bike Path Opens In Netherlands This Week

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On November 12, 2014, the Netherlands will proudly open up the world’s first public solar powered road.
The smart highway connects the Amsterdam suburbs of Krommenie and Wormerveer. According to the Guardian, nearly 2000 cyclists ride the bike path every day. Now, in addition to providing an easy path for commuters, the bike path will also provide energy to the town.
Collective-Evolution notes that the solar panels embedded in the concrete bike path are not as efficient as panels installed on homes because they cannot be adjusted to the position of the sun.
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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Events

TCI EXPO 2014 November 13 – 15, 2014. Hartford, CT
Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo
November 19th – 20th, 2014. Mississauga, ON

COMPOST 2015 January 20-23, 2015. Renaissance Hotel, Austin, TX


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Composting program could make landfill less gassy

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The Pitkin County solid waste center is joining a partnership with the city and local restaurants to limit the amount of food waste that gets dumped in the landfill.
The collaborative effort aims to collect excess food from restaurants and other commercial facilities as well as city buildings and put it into the county’s composting program. The city of Aspen began its program in 2011, and this partnership hopes to ramp up that effort.
Training is provided for employees on how to collect the food waste, and each participating business would receive a bear-proof container to store the scraps in, according to Cathy Hall, solid waste manager for Pitkin County.
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A-Ward Wins Westpac Innovation Award

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A-Ward is proud to have won the Westpac Supreme Business Excellence Award.
During the black tie awards evening, A-Ward was successful at winning both the Westpac Innovation Award and the Westpac Exporter Award, before also taking home the overall Supreme Award on the night.
A-Ward Managing Director Simon Ward said the company employs an innovative approach to every aspect of the business; something he said made the business an interesting and dynamic place to work.
“No day is the same here and our staff love it,” Ward said. “We live and breathe minute-by-minute innovation.”
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New York City Issues RFP for Waste Management at Two Marine Transfer Stations

New York City has issued a request for proposals (RFP) to manage city waste at two marine transfer stations in Brooklyn, and Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. is one hauler that is submitting a proposal for the contract, which covers 20 years and up to 3,000 tons of municipal solid waste (MSW) per day.
The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) is seeking proposals to provide the labor, facilities, equipment and services need to accept containers of DSNY-managed waste, according to the city RFP. The proposal calls for the company to load the waste onto barges and deliver the barges to an intermodal site, where the containers will be loaded onto rail cars, a ship or coastal barge. Then the firm transports the containers by rail, ship or barge to a disposal site or intermodal site for disposal
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British Pop Star Katie Melua Finds Spider Living In Her Ear

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Can you hear me now?
Good! Hopefully that means there isn’t a spider living in one of your ears.
On Oct. 27, after hearing a “rustling” sound in her ear for a week, British pop singer Katie Melua went to the doctor to have it checked out. When they looked into her ear canal, this is what they found, staring right back at them…
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