Mobile Garbage Bins
Using an Electric Tugger in a Materials Recovery Facility
An electric tugger is a highly flexible, low-cost solution to the material handling challenges that can occur at materials recovery facilities (MRFs) and waste processing plants. Armed with a Nu-Star Power Pusher or similar tugger, a single employee can transport incredible loads in one or more Mobile Garbage Bins.
The U.S. Recycling Export Challenge: Building a New Recycling Infrastructure
Since its inception, the modern global recycling industry has developed a worldwide infrastructure. In the U.S., recyclables are separated out at material recovery facilities (MRFs), packed into bales, and sent to other nations, which house the world’s processing capacity. More often than not, until recently, that meant China.
Handling the Scraps in Scrap Recycling: “Small” Material Handling Solutions
Recycling metal scraps requires some serious material handling equipment. Huge, crane-like material handlers grasp, compress, and lift bales of scrap steel. Skid-steer loaders separate metals in the yard. Pick-and-carry vehicles stack layers of scrap into organized rows.
What Is a Brute Bin? Understanding Trash Can Terminology
Should your facility stock up on Brute bins, Slim Jims, wheelie bins, or open trash cans? And while we’re on the subject, what exactly is the difference between all these products?
Waste Management Ergonomics for Commercial Buildings
Waste management is a big part of property management, especially at commercial buildings with tenants who want to focus on their businesses, not emptying the trash. However, staff assigned to waste-handling tasks are often exposed to higher levels of ergonomic risk.
Pay-As-You-Throw Municipal Solid Waste Strategies: Starting the Discussion
Pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) programs represent a powerful strategy for limiting landfill-bound content in municipal waste systems. As residents respond to the incentives built into a PAYT strategy, though, haulers, material recovery facilities (MRF), and other stakeholders within the sustainable materials management stream must be prepared to absorb the changes.