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City Of Atlanta Takes Recycling To The StreetsCity Of Atlanta Takes Recycling To The Streets

November 1, 1996

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City Of Atlanta Takes Recycling To The Streets


Atlanta - The Atlanta City Council and BFI/Dreamscan Inc. have joined together to expand Atlanta's recycling program.

BFI/Dreamscan Inc. will provide the city's recycling services. The service included the initial steps such as delivering the wheeled recycling collection bins to single-family households and providing information on how to prepare the materials for collection. To explain the program, the city mailed a newsletter to the 87,000 households within the city of Atlanta.

To help the state reduce its waste stream by 25 percent by 1996, residents can now recycle newspapers (and inserts); aluminum and steel cans; plastic milk jugs and soda bottles; and glass bottles and jars (clear, brown and green).

After collection, the sorted materials are delivered locally to Southeast Recycling Company (SRC). SRC processes and prepares the materials for shipment to end-markets.

SRC said that approximately 90 percent of the curbside materials will be manufactured into new materials within the state. For example, old newspaper will be remanufactured into 100 percent recycled newsprint at a mill in Dublin, Ga.; glass will be remanufactured into glass containers at a Atlanta glass manufacturing facility; an Atlanta area facility will melt and convert the steel into other products; and aluminum cans will also be processed in the city. Plastic containers are presently scheduled to be processed and shipped to manufacturing facilities in Florida, Alabama and Georgia.

Acquisitions Allied Waste Industries Inc., Houston, has acquired the Lemons solid waste collection and landfill companies in southeast Missouri. The company also has acquired a northern New Mexico solid waste collection and recycling company, Environmental Control Inc.

Environmental Resources Management Group, Exton, Pa., has acquired Impacto 2000, Lisbon, Portugal.

United Waste Systems Inc., Greenwich, Conn., has acquired three Pittsburgh companies - Long's Hauling Co., Sovereign Services Inc. and Clariton Sanitation Co. The company also has acquired Liberal Pick-Up Services, a Grand Rapids, Mich., waste collection company.

USA Waste Services Inc., Dallas, has acquired the Indiana landfill, collection and hauling operations of Chambers Development Co. Inc., Pittsburgh.

Contracts National Recovery Technologies Inc., Nashville, Tenn., has been awarded a contract from the City of Sunnyvale, Calif., to design and install the city's automated waste recovery system.

The town of Nantucket, Mass., has awarded a contract to Daneco Inc., Minneapolis, to build a materials recovery and solid waste composting facility on the island.

The Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County, Ill., has awarded a contract to Groot Recycling and Waste Services, Elk Grove Village, Ill., to operate a transfer station which will be built in unincorporated Wheeling Township, Ill.

Mergers Mack Trucks Inc., Allentown, Pa., and Volvo GM Heavy Truck Corp., Greensboro, N.C., will become subsidiaries of an international automotive group involving Renault SA of France and AB Volvo of Sweden.

New Facility KW Plastics, Troy, Ala., has opened KW Plastics Recycling Division.

Pratt Industries, Atlanta, will construct a $75 million recycled liner board manufacturing facility in Conyers and Rockdale County, Ga.

International Process Systems Inc., a Wheelabrator Technologies Co., Hampton, N.H., has opened an in-vessel composting facility in Bristol, R.I.

Community Waste Disposal Inc., Dallas, has opened a new material recovery facility.

Silver Creek Materials Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, will build a new commercial composting facility in Tarrant County, Texas.

International Recovery Corp., Miami Springs, Fla., has opened a used oil recycling center in Wilmington, Del.

New Name Zimpro Passavant Environmental Systems Inc., Rothschild, Wis., has changed its name to Zimpro Environmental Inc.

The Steel Can Recycling Institute, Pittsburgh, has been renamed the Steel Recycling Institute.

New Office ABB Environmental Services Inc., a subsidiary of Asea Brown Boveri Inc., Portland, Maine, has opened an office in Orange Park, Fla.

Environmental Aspecs Inc., Raleigh, N.C., has opened an office in Harrisburg, Pa.

Post Buckley Schuh & Jernigan Inc., Miami, has moved its office to a new location in Miami.

New Projects GEA Power Cooling Systems, San Diego, has completed the installation on its air cooled condenser for Ogden Martin Systems Inc., the builder and operator of the Union County Resource Recovery Facility in Rahway, N.J.

The Midwestern Region operations of Roy F. Weston Inc., West Chester, Pa., will construct a cap on the Onalaska Municipal Landfill near La Crosse, Wis.

Stone & Webster Engineering Corp., New York, N.Y., has been selected to provide engineering design services to American Ref-Fuel, Houston.

New Services Black & Veatch Environmental Enterprises, Kansas City, Mo., has expanded its services to include municipal solid waste and composting facilities and hazardous waste disposal and remediation.

Remediation systems manufactured by Seneca Environmental Services, Des Moines, Iowa, have been made available nationwide.

Environmental Products & Services Inc., Syracuse, N.Y., has opened Environmental Laboratory Services, a full-service, analytical laboratory.

Permit The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection have issued operating permits for the first commercial medical waste incinerator in New York City.

Restructuring Browning-Ferris Industries Inc., Houston, has reorganized its regional structure in the United States. The reorganization includes adding new managers for each market area, closing three regional offices, relocating one regional office and opening a new regional office.

Permits VEDCO Energy Corp., Houston, has received an air permit for a cogeneration facility to be built at the Du Pont plant near Fayetteville, N.C.

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