November/December 2018 (Vol. 59, No. 10)

  • BioCycle November/December 2018
     
  • Nora Goldstein, Editor, BioCycle

    Editorial: KOOL Now

    Nora Goldstein
    BioCycle November/December 2018, Vol. 59, No. 10, p. 4

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  • Circular Charlotte: Toward a Zero Waste and Inclusive City

    BioCycle World

    BioCycle November/December 2018, Vol. 59, No. 10, p. 6

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  • Alpha Ridge Landfill (Marriottsville, MD) composting facility expanded site's sparger floor shown during construction.

    Composting Roundup

    BioCycle November/December 2018, Vol. 59, No. 10, p. 10

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  • Vanguard Renewables named 2018 Organics Recycler of the Year by NWRA

    Anaerobic Digest

    BioCycle November/December 2018, Vol. 59, No. 10, p. 13

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  • In the “heating loop” warmed glycol, from the aeration pad, circulates into the pump house (1) via two variable speed and energy efficient pumps (2). This building houses the heating/cooling exchange system. Here, warmed glycol preheats domestic hot water that is used in the office and is pumped into the adjacent office/shop building. The system features manual valves (3) to switch between the compost-warmed glycol and well-water cooled glycol.

    The Warm Hug Of Compost

    The Dirt Hugger composting facility utilizes heat recovered from active composting to warm its new
    office building and mechanics shop.
    Nora Goldstein
    BioCycle November/December 2018, Vol. 59, No. 10, p. 16

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  • After 2 to 3 months of composting in the bins, material is moved for curing into a windrow that is covered with breathable fabric.

    Composting On The Last Frontier

    Juneau Composts grew from a Master Gardener certification project into a food scraps collection and composting enterprise.
    Marsha W. Johnston
    BioCycle November/December 2018, Vol. 59, No. 10, p. 18

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  • Even with household education about proper separation, SCRRRA deals with contaminants in materials dropped off by residents — including a trailer hitch.

    Brush Grinding And Contaminant Management

    A waste authority in Connecticut uses a mobile grinder to process brush and other yard trimmings for 12 member municipalities.
    Joe Gallagher
    BioCycle November/December 2018, Vol. 59, No. 10, p. 21

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  • Workers’ Compensation In The Organics Recycling Industry

    Workers’ Compensation In The Organics Recycling Industry

    A refresher on workers’ compensation requirements, rates and premiums for facility owners and operators.
    Craig Coker
    BioCycle November/December 2018, Vol. 59, No. 10, p. 23

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  • Rhonda Sherman, author of The Worm Farmer’s Handbook

    New Handbook On Vermicomposting

    The Worm Farmer’s Handbook “weaves the practical with the technical, science with art, and small-scale with large-scale exceptionally well,” writes our reviewer.
    Richard Flammer
    BioCycle November/December 2018, Vol. 59, No. 10, p. 31

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