The History of the Automated Side Loader – How One Small City Changed The Industry Forever


The modern refuse truck operator has it pretty easy today compared to his peers of yesteryear. Gone are the days of the “Vic Tanney” bodies and the driver lugging around 55 gallon drums on their backs. For haulers and drivers who collected trash for the majority of their lives, they were lucky if they could … More The History of the Automated Side Loader – How One Small City Changed The Industry Forever

NATIONAL RECYCLING COALITION (NRC) LIMPS INTO CHAPTER 7 FILING


On the heels of the failed vote to merge with Keep America Beautiful, the National Recycling Coalition Board voted today to pursue a Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing, ending the organization’s 30-year run as the nation’s largest non-profit recycling advocacy organization.

“This really is a very sad day for an organization that doesn’t get nearly the attention it deserves,” said Bob Gedert, executive director of the California Resource Recovery Association and NRC Board member. “We need to acknowledge the truly heroic efforts of everyone who worked so hard to make this organization work as long as it did.”
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Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) use in Garbage Trucks


WIH Resource Group’s (http://www.wihrg.com) Industry White Paper on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) in Refuse Collection (Garbage) Trucks is featured on Environmental Expert.com (http://www.environmental-expert.com/resultEachArticle.aspx?cid=21190&codi=45971&level=0), the premier online Environmental Resource website. WIH’s CNG White Paper was developed by WIH Resource Group (WIH) and was created from industry research and analysis of the current use of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) in refuse (municipal solid waste – MSW) collection vehicles by both public sector agencies and private sector service providers throughout the United States. WIH Resource Group, Bob Wallace, Waste Savings, Inc. Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) use in Garbage Trucks … More Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) use in Garbage Trucks

North American Leaders Support Using Ozone Treaty to Cut ‘Potent Greenhouse Gases’


Yesterday the leaders of the U.S., Canada, and Mexico committed to “work together under the Montreal Protocol to phase down the use of HFCs and bring about significant reductions of this potent greenhouse gas.” The agreement is included in the Leaders Declaration on Climate Change and Energy from the North American Summit in Guadalajara, Mexico. The North American leaders’ commitment to the Montreal Protocol follows the commitment made by G8 leaders in July to “work with our partners to ensure that HFC emissions reductions are achieved under the appropriate framework….” … More North American Leaders Support Using Ozone Treaty to Cut ‘Potent Greenhouse Gases’

Google Launch Groundbreaking Ocean monitoring Feature


Google Inc. announced the launch of ocean in Google Earth, a new feature that enables users of Google Earth to dive beneath the water surface, explore 3D underwater terrain and browse ocean-related content contributed by leaders in ocean science and advocacy. The new version of Google Earth also introduces Historical Imagery, a feature that enables users … More Google Launch Groundbreaking Ocean monitoring Feature

San Antonio Texas Opens New Clean Energy Refueling Station


T. Boone Pickens was in San Antonio on Wednesday to help the city dedicate a new compressed natural gas fueling station for its fleet of natural gas refuse trucks. By March, San Antonio will have 30 compressed natural gas (CNG) powered refuse trucks and could increase its fleet over the next several years. San Antonio … More San Antonio Texas Opens New Clean Energy Refueling Station