Waste & Recycling


  • Rugged reverse vending

    September 16, 2020 by SWR Staff

    TOMRA has unveiled a solution for big-city recycling, the TOMRA S1 Rugged. Designed to withstand challenging weather conditions, this reverse vending machine (RVM) has been designed for returning drink containers for recycling in semi-outdoor, metropolitan locations. TOMRA S1 Rugged hits

  • Facility in a box

    August 17, 2020 by SWR Staff

    HARTFORD, Connecticut – Ecogensus’s flagship system, the EGS-5000L, has exceeded key performance metrics. Debuted last year, Ecogensus’ ruggedized system is designed for transport in standard shipping containers and deployment in waste facilities, where it thermally treats waste and converts it

  • Product Metals Separation

    Magnesium removal

    August 7, 2020 by SWR Staff

    TOMRA has further enhanced X-TRACT units for magnesium removal, an x-ray-based solution which can separate magnesium from aluminum in products such as Zorba and Twitch. With consistently high purity rates of up to 99% being achieved in field tests, the

  • TerraCycle offers PPE collection

    August 3, 2020 by SWR Staff

    TRENTON, New Jersey – Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) has proven indispensable in the wake of COVID-19 but this surge has led to littered PPE flooding streets and marine habitats. To address this unintended public health crisis of potentially hazardous litter,

  • Fats, oil and grease separation

    June 25, 2020 by SWR Staff

    LANSING, West Virginia – Downey Ridge Environmental Company, developer of Greasezilla, reports its installed base is expanding beyond its traditional wastewater treatment and grease trap waste hauling sectors and into the biodiesel production, anaerobic digestion, food processing and water reclamation

  • Automated sorting technologies

    June 10, 2020 by SWR Staff

    Tomra Sorting Recycling has launched two new products – a new generation of its Autosort technology and Autosort Speedair, and also outlined plans for the forthcoming launch of a third new solution, Autosort Cybot. The new Autosort is an ultra-compact

  • Product Equipment

    Heavy-duty knife granulators

    June 5, 2020 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    SMITHFIELD, Rhode Island — SMS Series granulators from Herbold USA are heavy-duty knife granulators designed for challenging applications that require high throughput capacities. Eight models are available with throughputs from 440 – 17,600 lbs. per hour. A removable deflection wedge

  • Robotics leasing program

    May 29, 2020 by SWR Staff

    DENVER – AMP Robotics Corp. has a new lease program to make AI and robotics even more accessible to recycling businesses facing operational and economic challenges created by the coronavirus pandemic. “The challenging operating environment for recycling businesses brought on

  • Product Carts

    Bear-resistant carts

    May 21, 2020 by SWR Staff

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee (IGBC) has granted its certification to Toter for its 64- and 96-gallon Bear Tough Carts. The IGBC approval verifies that the commercially available products have met minimum standards related to the amount

  • Low rider front loader

    April 30, 2020 by SWR Staff

    DOWNERS GROVE, Illinois – Refuse truck body manufacturer Heil has launched the Half/Pack LowRider Front Loader. The LowRider front loader is a next-generation design suited for commercial and residential applications. The LowRider is based on a lower-profile DuraPack body that