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
BioCycle August 2014, Vol. 55, No. 7, p. 25

Wood Waste Processing — Under Duress
More than 95 percent of the 19,286 tons of storm debris delivered to Pierce County Recycling were processed by the facility’s Vermeer TG7000 tub grinder.

Green waste processing volume nearly tripled, literally overnight, at a Washington State recycling facility.
Randy Happel
BioCycle August 2013, Vol. 54, No. 8, p. 30

Communities Uprooted
Hurricane Sandy took out a record number of trees in New Jersey.

Municipalities and private contractors in New Jersey and Connecticut are grinding their way through the whole trees and roots uprooted by the October hurricane.
BioCycle January 2013, Vol. 54, No. 1, p. 42

Recovering Wood Waste After Hurricane Sandy
Both chipped and unchipped wood was transferred to Floyd Bennett Field as the dumping stations throughout New York City reached capacity.

As of mid-December, New York City had collected over 240,000 cubic yards of woody debris. Over 11,000 trees came down during the storm.
BioCycle January 2013, Vol. 54, No. 1, p. 38

 

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