ISWA General Assembly 2014

Oct 30, 2014

On 7 September, the ISWA General Assembly was held at the Sheraton World Trade Centre in São Paulo, Brazil. The National Member Representatives present approved two new National Members and elected some new Board Members.

Big Cat on the Prowl in Paris

Oct 29, 2014

Caterpillar has launched its 56 tonne 836K landfill compactor, the latest update to the 836 series which has been a staple for landfill operators for almost 20 years.  

A New Way for Organics Collection

Oct 29, 2014

Increased automation in refuse collection vehicles in the U.S has caused a decline in the market for rear loaders over recent years.

Trash Talk: 70% EU Recycling Target

Oct 28, 2014

The European Commission's proposal to turn Europe into a more circular economy, boost recycling and to ban the landfilling of recyclable material in some 10-15 years is eminently realistic ...

Two Huge Projects add 29.6 MW of Landfill Gas to Energy Capacity in U.S.

Oct 28, 2014

DTE Biomass Energy, a part of diversified energy company DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE), has begun operations of a 20 MW landfill gas-to-energy project in California and another 9.6 MW project at the Uwharrie Environmental Landfill in Mt. Gilead, North Carolina. 

Progressive Waste Solutions Bids for New York Waste Transfer & Disposal Contract

Oct 28, 2014

Ontario based waste and recycling firm, Progressive Waste Solutions, is to submit a proposal to manage containerised municipal solid waste in New York City.

Council Proposes Waste to Energy Facility for Northampton, UK

Oct 28, 2014

Northampton Borough Council is to consider a plan to develop a waste to energy facility in in Northampton’s Enterprise Zone. 

Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants Backs EU Circular Economy Plans

Oct 24, 2014

The Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants embraced the EU Commission’s ambition to phase out landfilling of recyclable waste and urged the decision makers to promote Quality Recycling. The full response can be read below…

330,000 TPA Material Recycling Facility Open in Sun Valley, California

Oct 20, 2014

Athens Services has opened a new 80,000 square foot Materials Recycling Facility in Sun Valley that is designed to process more than 330,000 tons of mixed-waste per year.  

Shanks Supplies AD Biogas Equipment for Research at UK’s Cranfield University

Oct 17, 2014

Shanks has supplied a pilot anaerobic digestion line to produce biogas from C&I and food waste at Cranfield University in the UK, and to support future research and development.