Wastequip Showcases Latest Trends in Handling, Recycling
“The waste management and recycling industries are changing rapidly as a result of economic, environmental, demographic and technological factors,” said John Scott, chief executive officer of Wastequip, a waste management equipment and systems manufacturer. “Waste Expo offers an opportunity for us to showcase how we are continuing to provide leadership within this dynamic marketplace.”
Electronics are having a profound impact on all industries, including waste management and recycling as evidenced by radio frequency identification devices (RFID) that the company is offering for its waste containers. By tagging roll-out and larger containers, waste haulers can obtain real time information that enhances management, efficiency and quality.
The advanced use of electronics is also a key element in the Automatic Maintenance Scheduler (AMS) that has been built into the Guardian Control System for compactors. Guardian’s functionality has been enhanced with the addition of AMS, which helps ensure that compactors are regularly maintained for longer life and optimum efficiency.
Also based on digital technology is a new e-commerce Website for replacement parts. The new site, www.partsplace-inc.com, offers a user-friendly, searchable database for parts ordering, 24/7. At launch, the site will feature the most popular replacement parts, backed by customer service representatives whenever additional assistance is needed.
“As recycling continues to advance and evolve, it is our challenge to continue providing leadership with products and services that meet these needs,” said Jeff Gilliam, president, Wastequip specialty products division. “A number of our new offerings are designed to support our nation’s growing focus on recycling in ever larger quantities.”
The new 21-gallon roll-out cart from Toter, a division of the company, is an example of new products designed specifically in support of recycling. The smaller size container is ideal for single-stream recycling as well as segregating kitchen wastes for composting. The cart’s smaller size also facilitates easier handling by homeowners and waste haulers.
“It’s no longer one-size-fits all in waste management,” said Andrew De Stefano, president, technical products division. “As our industry grows in sophisticated and specialized needs, the equipment and systems we provide must also become more highly specialized.”
One example of specialized applications is the newly redesigned loaded container handler (LCH.) This new unit recognizes that waste haulers need a highway safe unit for transporting single, full containers. The new LCH offers numerous design features that make it easy and safe to operate at highway speeds, with full DOT compliance.