October 2018 (Vol. 59, No. 9)

  • BioCycle October 2018
     
  • Nora Goldstein, Editor, BioCycle

    Editorial: The Final Warning

    Nora Goldstein
    BioCycle October 2018, Vol. 59, No. 9, p. 4

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  • BioCycle World

    BioCycle October 2018, Vol. 59, No. 9, p. 6

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  • Lexington converted an outdated, ununsed 30-acre landfill into a composting site. Operators use BACKHUS A60 compost turner and Doppstadt SM 720K trommel screen.

    Composting Roundup

    BioCycle October 2018, Vol. 59, No. 9, p. 12

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  • Anaerobic Digest

    BioCycle October 2018, Vol. 59, No. 9, p. 17

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  • Curbside Yard Trimmings Collection

    Evaluating Options For Curbside Yard Trimmings Collection

    Alternatives to weekly collection of yard waste set out in bags and bulk were examined, including required use of compostable bags, seasonal biweekly pick-up, and automated collection with carts.
    Jeremy K. O’Brien
    BioCycle October 2018, Vol. 59, No. 9, p. 20

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  • Pay As You Throw “Clip Art” from the U.S. EPA Archives, circa 1990s.

    PAYT Paves Way To Zero Waste

    Why progressive recycling based on how residents pay for trash dramatically reduces waste disposal.
    Neil Seldman
    BioCycle October 2018, Vol. 59, No. 9, p. 24

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  • Residents purchase 13- or 33-gallon blue trash bags (blue bag behind pink bag for reusable item donation). Natick is just completing a curbside food waste collection pilot where 500 households were give 13-gallon carts.

    Strategies To Incentivize Waste Diversion

    Focus on two communities that utilize Pay-As-You-Throw unit-based pricing to reduce disposal and increase materials and organics recycling.
    Marsha W. Johnston
    BioCycle October 2018, Vol. 59, No. 9, p. 27

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  • “As a biological process, composting has all the advantages and limitations of a biological process,” quipped Dr. Golueke.

    Composting: Biology, Principles And Limiting Factors

    BioCycle looks back to the writings of Dr. Clarence Golueke to kick off our first in a series on the science and fundamentals of composting.
    Nora Goldstein
    BioCycle October 2018, Vol. 59, No. 9, p. 29

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  • A gazebo-like composting structure, similar to the example above (in foreground), will be built at the demonstration facility. It is a medium-sized system, enclosed on four sides, designed to manage manure from 5 to 20 horses.

    Dual Purpose Composting Facility

    New Veteran Compost site in Maryland combines public education and training with
    full-scale food waste composting.
    Marsha W. Johnston
    BioCycle October 2018, Vol. 59, No. 9, p. 32

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