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Tarping Machines

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Good afternoon,                  I am interested in landfill tarping machines. I know of Tarpomatic and Tarp Armor. Does anyone know of any other manufacturers? Thanks Adolf Adolf A. Korosec Sr. Landfill Supervisor Southern Solid Waste Management Center 28560 Landfill Lane Georgetown, DE 19947 Phone: (302) 735-8035
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A challenge many companies face is the lack of a centralized safety data sheet (SDS) system. Businesses with multiple departments and work sites must juggle their regulated materials between them, providing each location with copies of their needed SDSs. However, this paper system has several drawbacks. Updating SDSs becomes a time-consuming task as every copy at each location must be replaced with the new SDS. New chemicals brought in by different departments may not communicate their recent purchases, and an SDS may not be obtained, resulting in an instance of noncompliance. In the opposite scenario, departments that stop using materials may not know they are ...
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​ I am investigating opportunities to fully automate the Scale Management System at our Solid Waste Facility. The system I am envisioning would be similar to the pre-paid accounts currently utilized by toll roads & bridges in the northeast (similar to the EZ Pass). I am writing to learn if any of the solid waste professionals who read this blog site have any experience and / or contacts who are familiar with this type of system. The vendor which we use to maintain our Scale Management System recommended I contact SWANA for any guidance you could provide. Please contact me with any questions / comments you have regarding my inquiry.
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It was my experience with the challenges of keeping up with environmental monitoring and compliance that led me to DECA Environmental 18 years ago. Small, straightforward operations and large, complex facilities all struggle with creating efficient and accurate processes to keep them in compliance. There was and still is a need in the marketplace for outsourced experts. One of our long-time clients, Phil Williamson, Director Environmental Health and Safety for Autoneum North America Inc., recently spoke with me about the value he finds in the outsourced environmental compliance services we provide to his complex, multi-national organization. “We are a ...
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Me and solid waste go way back. I was probably 6 years old when I wrote the scrawling text in the photo (Translation: I Like the Dump because it’s Messy). I still know exactly what I was referring to— the   Skaneateles Transfer Station , the place where residents of my upstate NY hometown brought their waste and recyclables. This was in the mid-90s, so society handled its discarded material a little differently back then, but Skaneateles was (and still appears to be) on top of its game. Multi-stream recyclables were accepted in various walk-in transfer trailers. I remember joining my dad in the containers and helping to toss our waste, paper, aluminum cans, ...
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​Looking for an existing "Authority" with a Household Hazardous Waste Collection and Disposal Service contract to "piggyback" on. Ray Oates, PG Citrus County Solid Waste Management Lecanto, Florida phone: 352-322-3886 email: ray.oates@citrusbocc.com
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Boilers, the profit center is a common location to find problematic issues with acid dew point corrosion. Cold steel allows interior condensing of flue gases (on the cooled steel surface acid enriched gases condense from gas state to liquid state)  reeking havoc in operations because of steel lose and holes hidden under cladding and insulation. These cold spots also weaken the refractory and anchors. CTB-1HT spray applied ceramic coatings eliminates cold spots. The coating film of 300-400 mils DFT remits heat energy back into steel to keep steel temperatures elevated never dropping below acid dew point. Coating system encapsulates the unit and helps operators ...
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Hear SWANA CEO & Executive Director, David Biderman, share his thoughts on industry safety with  MSW Management  magazine. #SWANAsafety Matters!
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As a veteran in the industrial coatings business without question corrosion caused by condensing flue gases can be the worst. Not only is this type of corrosion damaging to very critical assets it is very costly. As fuels are burned the gases travel through the systems ducts, scrubbers, baghouses, hoppers and stacks become subject to this type of corrosion if interior steel temperatures drop below the acid dew point. Rapid heat loss is what causes this problem as hot goes to cold the gases condense from gas state to liquid state forming acid enriched condensation on the interior steel surfaces. Over the years as a coatings contractor the answer to these problems ...
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Tire Chips

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Our company, Guahan Waste Recycling, runs a tire shredding facility on the island of Guam in the Western Pacific. Does anyone have contacts in Asia that will accept 2 inch tire chips? We're having a difficult time finding a market that will accept. We shred using a CM Dual Speed Shredder. Regards, Jeff Sablan Operations Manager Guahan Waste Recycling jsablan@mrrubbishman.com 671-898-1968
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Recycled glass options

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To All, Is anyone converting recycled glass to a drain or concrete sand quality? If so what is the per tonnage cost to produce? Also is there any type of green credits to be accessed by converting glass to an aggregate for re-use? thanks for any and all information. Dustin Hansen City of Sioux Falls
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The city of Casper is in the process of writing a video surveillance policy. Because the solid waste facility has the largest number of video cameras I have been tasked to help write a policy. I have several example surveillance policies from universities and workplaces; however, none specific to solid waste activities. If anyone has a policy on video surveillance at their solid waste facility and would be willing to share, I would be very grateful for the information. Cindie Langston, Casper Solid Waste Manager
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I am trying to research what the national averages for a semi-automated side load, solid waste collection truck should encounter in a day. I have done some research on the internet and have not found the national averages or guidelines utilized to determine this in a Municipal situtation. I would be intersted in hearing what others have found or where to locate these statistics.
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Brawler has a full line of lightweight scrim reinforced rain shed, rain coat, leachate, and interim covers. Please contact John Oberly for samples or questions. 281-685-0745
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GRI.GM13 PRODUCT ALERT!!!

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Brawler now produces GRI.GM13 liners . We are offering great introductory pricing along with great turnaround times. Call John Oberly today 281-685-0745
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Welcome to my blog... this is my first post and it's all about WASTECON! We are busy preparing for WASTECON 2015 in Orlando, FL. It's less than a week away. This is my sixth conference and I think it's really going to be the best. More time on the show floor with more exhibitors. Creative session formats. The keynote addresses promise to be exciting and informative with Kathryn Garcia, NYC Sanitation Commissioner and Nate Morris of Rubicon Global. And of course, the Safety Summit is back and better than ever. I hope you're coming because you don't want to miss this WASTECON. Just some of the sessions we're highlighting include: ...
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We Have Liner!

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Needing liner today? Brawler has 3 yards that carry a large assortment of 22’ wide roll stock. If we have it in stock, order today and we’ll ship tomorrow! If we don’t have it in stock, we’ll get it made right away and get it on the road. We carry nominal, MARV, smooth and textured. Also available in white and gray colors. 20-80 mils. Call John Oberly or myself today! 24-7 (281-685-074) Brawler Industries – Where Quality is always 1 st !
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The GTM1350-Refueler created by Luxfer-GTM Technologies allows CNG fleets to refuel at any location and fills 14-20 vehicles in a single use. In the past, fleet owners relied only on CNG stations to refuel their vehicles. “As communities continues to develop around our country, we know we will start seeing CNG stations on every corner,” says Meredith Webber, vice president of sales and marketing for Luxfer-GTM Technologies. “In the meantime, CNG fleet owners who don’t have a station close to them often experience range anxiety and worry about hefty towing fees if they don’t get their vehicles to a station quickly enough when they need ...
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Hello Everyone Charlotte Davis here, Manager of Solid Waste at the City of Nanaimo, BC. I am currently working on a business case to take to Council here regarding the potentail to Automate our garbage fleet. The main issue we have with our current manual collection system (and the crux of my agreement) is the high injury rate. I know that automation will greatly reduce our injury rate but have not been able to find any statistics or case studies to back up this point. Do you know of any studies or do you have any statistics from your own system that you would be willing to share with me at all please? ...
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I am looking for comparative pre and post data regarding solid waste employees working on at task completion system and then the task system being removed. Workers Compensation Data Vehicle Accident Data Customer Service Data Maybe the data is contained within a case study for your agency! I am attempting to make a case for the modification of the task completion system. Gene Ginn, MPA Manager of Solid Waste | City of Lakeland 605 Evelyn Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801 863 834 8776 863 834 8776 (PH) | gene.ginn@lakelandgov.net Call Send SMS Call from mobile Add to Skype ...
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