"Yesterday, on my way to council, I stopped to have breakfast at a newly opened restaurant right in the parade here and I asked the operator, 'Where you dump the garbage?' And she said, 'No problem, man. One little old man come dump it down di road fi we'," he said. WASTE SCATTERED When contacted, regional operations manager of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), Eifert Daley, admitted that commercial waste was often scattered or dumped in piles along roadways in the town centres. He said the problem would not be so widespread if members of the municipal police employed to the councils in the respective parishes were making greater efforts to prosecute persons who breached the Solid Waste Management Act.
The forum will conclude with a Q&A session based on questions from the audience.This event follows on previous CIRenew forums addressing zero waste opportunities, as well as incineration and anaerobic digestion technologies. For more information contact Chris Powicki at 774-487-4614 . Cape & Islands Renewable Energy Collaborative (CIRenew) and the Cape Cod & Islands Group of the Massachusetts Sierra Club are cosponsoring a forum focusing on the environmental implications of waste diversion and disposal options facing Cape communities, to be held Wednesday, October 2, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, at Barnstable Town Hall on Main Street in Hyannis. Speakers will discuss existing and emerging waste-to-energy (WTE) technologies in light of the state's solid waste master plan and the rapidly approaching expiration of existing below-market disposal contracts with Covanta's SEMASS incinerator. The event is free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.Municipal officials are encouraged to attend. Featured speaker Brooke Nash is a Branch Chief in the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. She will introduce the states 2010-2020 Solid Waste Master Plan: A Pathway to Zero Waste along with available and emerging materials recovery and WTE technologies. She also will review near-term issues facing the Capes communities, including the upcoming ban on the disposal of certain organic materials and the looming increase in local production of sewage sludge. The panel will include four speakers: First up will be the Cape's diversion and recycling guru: David Quinn of the Barnstable County Cooperative Extension will characterize the current waste stream and highlight positive developments at the local level.
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1/2 HP: Medium duty, for a small family or home. 1.0 HP: Heavy duty, for a large family or home. Connections for garbage disposals are largely standardized so they're all interchangeable without requiring any special fittings. If you want to be ultra safe, however, buy a replacement of the same brand. Removing the Old Disposal Take everything out of the cabinet under your sink, and put a few rags down, or a shallow pan to catch water when you disconnect the drainpipes.
This is the sixth straight year Bandon Disposal has asked and received approval for an increase in its rates. The last rate adjustment was a 2.3 percent increase in July 2012. For the retail customers, the increase will cost 28 cents more per month for a basic 35-gallon residential cart, with other rates adjusted proportionately. Bandon Disposal, owned by Les Sanitary, pays the city a franchise fee of 5 percent of gross revenues from city collection customers. The proposed fiscal year 2013-2014 budget anticipates receiving $35,000 in garbage franchise revenues, which are deposited into the Community Beautification Fund and utilized primarily for maintenance of landscaping on city properties and tree trimming. The increases each year have generally been based on the yearly consumer price index, which measures inflation, except when the company asked for an increase after the Beaver Hill landfill rates were increased.
The Salem-based company had asked BBMP for 10 acres of land with a compound in Rajarajeshwarinagar, to set up a garbage disposal unit. Mayor BS Sathyanarayana had assured the firm that the compound will be constructed within two months. However, on Wednesday, the first citizen hinted that the project may be scrapped. Sathyanarayana said construction is under way but the company is yet to start work on setting up the unit even after it was served notices. "We are sending the last notice to the firm. If it doesn't start work soon, we will terminate the project," he said.
You see we had just completed construction of our dream house and well, funds were low in the bank construction building account. Unfortunately the garbage disposal was an item that we lacked. For many months I complained loudly, I so NEED a garbage disposal! But alas no garbage disposal appeared that is until Hi- Ball came into our lives. I shall never forget the excitement of the day when my husband entered the back door, with a shout. Come and see what I have gotten for you! My answer was, Well, what is it? I shouted this above the clamor of a noisy dishwasher.
Also consider the area you have available for your garbage disposal. Disposals are installed under the kitchen sink and hook up directly to the drain. If you have a dishwasher, it's hooked up to the disposal's line out. A powerful disposal like the Waste King Legend 8000 takes up more space than some less robust models like our Best Reviewed cheap garbage disposal, the InSinkErator Badger 5. Less powerful disposals also tend to create less noise and vibration, something that homeowners with sinks made out of lighter-weight materials like thin-gauge stainless steel should keep in mind. Types of garbage disposals Garbage disposals come in one of two types: continuous feed or batch feed. To operate a continuous feed garbage disposal, simply turn on your water faucet, switch the unit on and begin pushing food waste down the drain into the grinding chamber.
You can clean the garbage disposal with citrus, throwing down a slice or two, but we happen to think vinegar ice cubes are the best way to go. Not only do they freshen the smell of your disposal and thoroughly clean out the hard-to-get-to crevices, but the ice actually sharpens the blade . Simply freeze vinegar in an ice tray as you would water, and throw on down the drain when in need and turn on the disposal. Just be careful not to confuse these vinegar ice cubes for regular ice! Want to read more from HuffPost Taste? Follow us on Twitter , Facebook , Pinterest and Tumblr . Be sure not to put these items down your disposal. Loading Slideshow Grease, Oil Or Fat This should be pretty obvious.
The primary focus of this country seems to be to formulate new regulations and prepare the documentation to impose fines. One of the first establishments to impose charges on businesses for the disposal of waste was the Kandy Municipal Council. Currently Colombo, Sri Jayawardhanapura, Kotte, Dehiwela-Mount Lavinia and Kaduwela municipal councils have taken measures to impose charges for the disposal of garbage. They plan on imposing charges on business establishments, while domestic premises will subsequently have to pay the relevant municipal councils to dispose of their garbage. According to an officer of the Western Provincial Council, payment for the disposal of garbage from business establishments will be implemented in accordance with a 2008 urban waste convention. Payment will be charged by the powers vested upon the provincial councils,according to section X, paragraphs 19 and 20, of the sub constitution and section XI. Accordingly theSri Jayawardenapura Municipal Council charges business establishments a monthly sum of between Rs 200 to Rs 5000.
So a few them did start to get paid prevailing wage by the fall of 2011 (until December 2011). But they claim actually that they were threatened by the company not to tell any of their other co-workers. Carney said that the only legitimate problem was caused by two towns that didnt provide the updated prevailing wage sheets. He said that by the time he found out it was three or four months after he sold the company to Waste Management. (Fuerza Laboral said Carney knew but the prevailing wage problem but intentionally ignored it to save himself money.) Carney said he paid the difference to eight workers that could have possible been affected, but that now they are looking for damages. Carney said he then realized that he actually overpaid the workers, by paying them for many more hours than they worked, and so now he is suing them to get that back. Where I made the mistake is, I didnt have them punch in and punch out, Carney said. Fuerza Laboral responded by saying that Carney was paying them more on purpose to entice the workers to get the job done faster each day.
Rice Like pasta, rice expands with water. So putting it down the garbage disposal will inevitably clog your drain, filling up the disposal's trap more and more as water goes down. Coffee Grounds Coffee grounds, though appearing to go down the drain just fine, actually can get stuck in the trap of your garbage disposal. It's best to throw out coffee grinds the old fashioned way or compost it. Fruit Pits Or Seeds Pits or seeds will only damage the garbage disposal and should not go down your drain. Stay away from stone fruit pits (peaches, plums, nectarines, apricots, cherries, mangoes), avocado pits and even olive pits. Bones Bones (chicken, pork, lamb or beef) should definitely not go down the garbage disposal.
If it works momentarily then jams again, repeat this procedure. If it doesnt work and still hums, even though you can turn the unit with the wrench, the unit may need replacing. When the Disposal is Silent If the disposal is completely silent when you turn on the switch, you have an electrical problem. First, find the red push button on the underside of the disposal.
Because wastewater treatment facilities are increasingly adopting a technology called anaerobic digestion that can convert all those discarded banana peels, coffee grounds, and egg shells into biogas, a methane-rich byproduct that can be used for energy generation. In fact, as the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection pointed out in its report , contained within the wastewater is ten times more energy than is necessary to treat that water. That report, prepared as part of the Bay States extensive efforts to adopt renewable energy , also included this key statement: If additional organic waste streams are diverted to these facilities to supplement municipal wastewater solids, even greater efficiencies and energy potential can be attained for energy generation onsite and resale to the grid. Such a program leads to environmental benefits from methane capture, renewable energy generation, and organic waste volume reduction. And what better source of additional organic waste streams than the food waste from garbage disposals? Herein lies the upshot of the second report , prepared by PE Americas, that suggests that environmentally conscientious Americans for whom electric cars and solar panels remain prohibitively expensive might want to consider buying a garbage disposal unit. 34 million tons of U.S. food waste is sent to the landfills every year. As that food decomposes, it produces methane, a greenhouse gas with more than 20 times the potency of carbon dioxide.
Refer to your instructions. Now you can attach the disposal to the sink. If its too heavy for you to hold in place while you turn the attaching ring, try stacking magazines to the exact right height to rest the disposal on. Turn the attaching ring to tighten it but dont tighten it all the way yet. First turn the disposal around as needed so the drain tube lines back up with the drainpipes in the same direction as before. Now tighten the ring, using a small hammer or other tool until it's tight. Reassemble the drainpipes (and reattach the dishwasher hose, if applicable); then run water in both sides of the sink (and run the dishwasher, if necessary) to test for leaks.
During the October 24 hearings at Media Center, Hovhannes Aharonyan,Head of the Garbage Disposal and Sanitation Department of the YerevanMunicipality, stressed that the matter concerns not only garbagedisposal or waste processing but also application of Europeanpractices. The area of the Nubarashen dump in Yerevan is 52 ha and ithas been piled with some 8 mln tons of solid domestic waste over thepast few decades. "If we keep using it the way we do, it will lastfor 15 years only", he said. Samvel Nazaryan, Coordinator of Urban Foundation Programs, said thatwithin the next few days some 90 trash cans for plastic packages willbe installed near the urban dump of Kapan.
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23, 2013 in Clean Streets , Community Tuesday night on the 5th floor of Boston City Hall, over 50 concerned Downtown Boston residents packed a meeting room regarding the upcoming renewal of the Boston Public Works Trash and Recycling Contract. Matthew Maryl, the Chief of Staff for the Public Works Department led the meeting with slides laying out the facts, numbers, goals, and the bidding process. Frank OBrien from the Public Works Department along with Rob DeRosa, the Superintendent for Waste Reduction, were on hand to help further explain the bidding process and address concerns. PWD also made a video on Boston Trash. Matthew Mayrl (Standing Left) and Frank OBrien (Sitting Right) answer questions from local residents.
"Families are wasting an estimated 700 pounds ($1,100) a year and we want to help them keep that money in their pockets, rather than throwing it in the bin," Matt Simister, Tesco's group commercial director for food, said in a statement. Nestle, the world's biggest food company, pledged last week to achieve zero waste in all of its 150 factories in Europe by 2020 in a campaign which will include using spent coffee grounds as a source of energy at its Nescafe factories. For its part, Tesco said on Monday it would end multiple-buy offers on large bags of salad after data showed that 68 percent of all salad grown to be sold in bags ended up wasted. It is also cutting the amount of bread on display and sharing tips on how to use leftover loaves. The world's third-biggest retailer behind France's Carrefour and U.S. number one Wal-Mart is trying to improve its image in its main British market, where it has been losing market share in recent years. CONFUSING LABELS Tesco said 40 percent of apples, a quarter of grapes and a fifth of bananas were wasted, prompting it to work with growers to reduce pests and disease and trial new varieties, as well as improving transport and sharing storage tips with customers.
Ignored Possibility Of A Spill BP filed a 52-page plan with the Minerals Management Service for the Deepwater Horizon well, outlining its explorations and environmental impact. The company concluded that it was unlikely, or virtually impossible, for an accident to occur from its activities that would lead to serious damage to beaches, fish, mammals and fisheries. According to an AP report, BP repeatedly stresses that it was "unlikely that an accidental surface or subsurface oil spill would occur from the proposed activities." Though they concede that a spill would impact all the aforementioned areas, it argues that "due to the distance to shore (48 miles) and the response capabilities that would be implemented, no significant adverse impacts are expected." Fought Off Safety Regulations Just last fall, BP fought off safety regulations, continuing with business as usual. In a September 14, 2009 letter to MMS, Richard Morrison, BP vice president for Gulf of Mexico production, fought against an MMS proposal that would require operators to have their safety program audited at least once every three years, instead of the voluntary system that is currently in place. Morrison wrote: "We are not supportive of the extensive, prescriptive regulations as proposed in this rule. ... [the voluntary programs] have been and continue to be very successful." MMS has estimated that the proposed rules would cost operators about $4.59 million in startup costs and $8 million in annual recurring costs.
A Wall Street Journal report also found that BP's oil well in the Gulf of Mexico did not have a remote-control shut-off switch that is used by two other oil-producing nations as a last-resort safeguard against underwater spills. The device is voluntary in the U.S., and while it is not clear whether it could have prevented the spill, it is another indicator of BP's lax safety measures and proclivity for convenience over caution.
The Waste Industry Is Filling up With Gas October 18, 2013 | Comments (0) Natural gas continues to be the buzz of the transportation industry, with its attractive price, ample supply, and environmental benefits continuing to attract more and more interest among those who build and operate heavy-duty trucks, trains, and other methods of transport. One of the most eager adopters, though, has been the waste service industry --where natural gas now fuels one-half of all trash trucks, and has become a growing and increasingly profitable by-product. As the three biggest firms in this space --Waste Management, Republic Services and Waste Connections -move into third-quarter earnings season, here's a look at how each is confronting the transformation from diesel to compressed natural gas, or CNG. Waste Management The biggest player in the category, Waste Management, is also the leader in the move to CNG.
The full-service junk removal company launched its franchise effort, August 19, 2013 by Louis Vaughn, a Navy vet, with his territory located in Houston, Texas. Following the company franchise model, he removes junk, garbage and recyclables from any property, in addition to sorting, hauling, recycling and discarding unwanted items. Whether by using recycling facilities or by donating to local charities, JDog Junk Removal employs environmentally friendly methods of disposal. I was instantly drawn to J Dog Junk Removal because my entire life Ive always been a hands on kind of guy, The idea of owning my own business, getting out there, meeting with customers, and seeing their smiles while supplying the service, all while getting paid, is tremendous. It worked well with me and my personality. Vaughn says. As members of our military continue to come home, its exciting to see our concept resonating with veterans, said Jerry Flanagan, founder of JDog Junk Removal and a veteran himself.
"As members of our military continue to come home, it's exciting to see our concept resonating with veterans," said Jerry Flanagan, founder of JDog Junk Removal and a veteran himself. "We're looking to sign our third franchisee by Labor Day and I believe we'll have an additional eight signed by the end of the year." Both Vaughn Jr. and Meschino took advantage of a promotional discounted franchise fee currently being offered by JDog Junk Removal in which the first ten signed franchise agreements in 2013 incur only a $9,900 franchise fee. The franchisor also offers veterans hands-on training, business support systems and assistance programs needed to effectively get their business off the ground quickly. In addition, owners have the ability to gain extra income with multiple revenue stream opportunities.
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We want all our dues cleared and only then we will call off the strike," said Avinash Chohan, vice-president of the union. On the other hand, Kotkapura municipal committee is facing acute shortage of funds, especially after abolition of octroi, which was its main source of the income. The municipality has now the option of selling its properties to meet its routine expenses, it is learnt. The municipality had also got `6-crore loan from the Amritsar improvement trust last year. "The sewage is overflowing on the streets and there is threat of outbreak of diseases," said Raju, a local. "On the one side of my shop garbage is piling up and on the other, sewage is overflowing on the road.
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More videos (3 of 9) advertisement Three people were killed Tuesday when a garbage truck and car collided in Glenview. Police said the truck was driving north on Harlem Avenue at about 12:30 p.m. when it hit the car, which was traveling east on Harrison Street in the northern suburb. Both vehicles caught fire, and all three people in the car were killed. The crash was so horrific that authorities at first were not sure how many victims were inside the car.
First, the waste is ground up in blenders and then allowed to dry. The garbage is then pounded into fine white powder containing pure minerals, such as silica and oxides, that typically are mined using heavy diggers and toxic, reports the Denver Post . After that, the harvested minerals are heatedto 3,000 degrees, which melts the silica powder into a molten red substance that can be poured into molds, where it hardens into glass. Not only could this creative process save glass manufacturers lots of money, thus encouraging the use of recyclable glass packaging over plastic, but its also an environmentally-conscious way to recast our vast food waste as a valuable resource. Organic waste can potentially provide at least some of the metal oxides required to produce glass and glass-ceramics products. Thus, glass manufacturing processes provide a uniquely suited potential route to recycle and reuse these organic wastes, producing useful glass products and reducing the influx of waste into landfills, said Mines researcher Ivan Cornejo in a statement. The U.S.
The threat of an outbreak gives me sleepless nights, he added. Residents claim there used to be floodlights which were stolen, making the place ideal for drug addicts to spend the night. They said they had lodged dozens of complaints but to no avail. No action has so far been taken on any complaint. We are fed up of lodging complaints, said Zarrar, a local resident.