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Storm Debris Recovery & Processing
Southern Disaster Recovery offloads storm debris at a Collection Operations and Debris Management site (left) during a 2014 ice storm in South Carolina. Mobile processing equipment includes a CBI horizontal grinder (right).

Mobile wood grinding fleet, qualification as a preapproved cleanup contractor
and reliable outlets for processed debris are keys to success.
Dan Emerson
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Demand Grows For Food Waste Collection Trucks
New Way’s new Rotopac (1) is a fully automated side-loading organics collection truck that can be double-purposed for curbside trash collection. It features a 4 cy hopper equipped with an auger (2) that feeds material into the truck body (3) at a rate of 7 cy/minute.

More trailer and lift manufacturers are designing equipment specifically for collection and transport of source separated food waste. Part I
Nora Goldstein
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Power Positive Resource Recovery
Figure 1. Power positive resource recovery at a BNEW resource recovery center

Using laws of thermodynamic analysis to evaluate the energy and power characteristics of wastewater and beneficial uses of biogas offers greater insight into best business practices and what is achievable.
David Parry
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California University Integrates Composting Education
The Center for Sustainability offers a variety of trainings, including one focused on vermicomposting, as well as a week-long certification course for professional composters.

California State Polytechnic University offers classes, trainings and hands on experience in composting and organic farming.
Ryan Cooper
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Students Grow A Food Scraps Program
University of Arizona student members of Compost Cats work at the composting site located at the San Xavier Co-op Farm.

A student group at the University of Arizona, the City of Tucson and a Native American tribe joined forces to collect and compost source separated organics.
Dan Emerson
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Organics Recycling Facility Siting
Most composting and AD facilities fall under a Conditional Use Permit, a Special Exception that has to be approved by a governing body.

Approvals from local planning and zoning officials can be a challenging first step. This article explains the process related to siting composting and anaerobic digestion facilities.
Craig Coker
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Editorial: Getting There
Nora Goldstein, Editor, BioCycle

Nora Goldstein
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Connections: Navigating Clear Water Rules
Sally Brown

Sally Brown
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Composting Roundup
Turf Valley Resort has implemented initiatives in energy efficiency; water conservation; food purchasing; and waste reduction and uses Veteran Compost for their food waste/organic residuals.

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Anaerobic Digest
Barrett’s Mill Anaerobic Digester (BMAD) facility in Shropshire, England, built by Evergreen Gas in 2012.

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City Residents Adapt To (And Like) Food Scraps Diversion
Outreach to residents includes a newsletter and a telephone hotline, as well as educational materials such as this poster.

Portland, Oregon switched to every other week trash collection with weekly recycling and organics service in 2011. Response to the initiative remains positive.
Katrina Mendrey
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Capitalizing On Digester Coproducts
An add-on process for nutrient recovery from digested effluent yields phosphorus (left) and nitrogen (right).

Nutrient management, demand for organic fertilizers and the need for non-energy revenue streams are driving development of high-value coproducts using digestate.
Peter Gorrie
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Equipment News
West Salem Machinery Titan Trommel Screen

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