March 2018

Managing Golf Waste in the Clubhouse and Along the Course

By Solus Group Marketing Team March 26, 2018

If you were designing an entertainment complex with a waste stream that's hard to handle, you couldn't do much better than a golf course. These oases of relaxation (or frustration, depending on how your game is going) combine all the worst challenges in the waste handling industry: Tremendous distances between garbage cans, food waste from the clubhouse restaurant, and no ending — ever — of grass clippings and other yard waste.

Posted in: Blog

Industrial Trash Bins Not to Be Emptied Manually, School District Says

By Solus Group Marketing Team March 22, 2018

Not too long ago, a Queensland, Australia school district incurred serious costs due to injured maintenance workers. Each injured employee required an average of 46 days of sick time and the district ended up paying an average cost of $4,470 per employee. The culprit? Manually lifting trash bins to empty them into dumpsters.

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China's National Sword and Recycling Import Ban: Responding to Market Changes

By Solus Group Marketing Team March 19, 2018

China's changing national policy on raw recycling imports is creating serious new challenges in the U.S. recyclables market. Bales of paper and plastic scrap, which would typically already be on ships bound to China's many recycling processors, are now building up in stockpiles across the United States. Materials recovery facilities (MRFs) are on a desperate hunt for new end users.

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Three Repurposing Projects For Global Recycling Day

By Solus Group Marketing Team March 18, 2018

On the inaugural Global Recycling Day, let's all remember that there's a greener way to tackle spring cleaning. Unwanted items from your closets and drawers can be taken to speciality recycling centers that accept hard-to-recycle items like electronics and clothing. Find a location here!

Posted in: Blog

Managing Waste at City Parks, Day to Day and During Special Events

By Solus Group Marketing Team March 15, 2018

City parks offer a refuge from concrete and cars, but managing waste to keep green spaces green can be more of a challenge than you'd think. The majority of visitors never see or think about the complex waste management challenges these public spaces face — which is just how park managers like it. If visitors have trash collection on their mind, it's likely that something amiss, like an overflowing trash can, has caused it.

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Solus Group to Demonstrate Bin Tippers at NFMT 2018

By Solus Group Marketing Team March 13, 2018

March 13, 2018 - Baltimore, MD - The National Facilities Management and Technology Conference and Exposition (NFMT) will take place in Baltimore March 20-22, and Solus Group will be there.

Posted in: News

Waste Management at National Parks: Moving Toward Zero Waste to Landfill

By Solus Group Marketing Team March 12, 2018

The U.S. National Park Service (NPS) faces a waste management quandary: it aims for a zero-landfill future, yet visitors deposit over 100 million pounds of waste there every year. To avoid sending enormous loads of trash to the dump, the NPS must find ways to recycle, reuse, and compost as much waste as possible. And even with major challenges, such as existing in remote, rural locations, the NPS is well on its way to eliminating its reliance on landfills. Here's how they're doing it.

Posted in: Blog

Student-Driven School Waste Management Programs Go Green

By Solus Group Marketing Team March 6, 2018

Any teacher who has tried to build a recycling or composting system in an unsympathetic school district understands the difficulty of challenging an existing school waste management program. Resistance can come from anywhere: coworkers, administrators, or even fellow teachers.

Posted in: Blog

Integrated Dumpsters/Dumpers Versus Portable Bin Tipper Units

By Solus Group Marketing Team March 2, 2018

To safely manage a municipal or commercial waste stream, you need central collection points, that is, dumpsters. As ergonomic operations improve across industries, many decision-makers also invest in equipment that protects staff and improves productivity at the dumpster lip, that is, Bin Tippers.

Posted in: Articles

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