Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Mack unveils electric-powered waste truck

    May 15, 2019 by Truck News

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Mack Trucks showcased its LR battery-electric refuse truck at WasteExpo. The demonstration model will begin real-world testing next year with the New York City Department of Sanitation. Mack’s electric LR refuse truck. “The Mack LR BEV

  • Amrep and BYD partner on electric automated side-loader

    May 14, 2019 by SWR Staff

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Amrep, a Wastequip brand, recently partnered with leading commercial electric vehicle manufacturer, BYD (Build Your Dreams) to develop and deliver the waste industry’s first-ever commercially sold all-electric refuse truck in residential refuse operation. The Class 8R automated

  • Dangerous driving

    April 30, 2019 by John G. Smith

    Waste collection is one of the most perilous jobs in trucking

  • Vancouver awards street cleaning grants

    February 19, 2019 by Emily Atkins

    VANCOUVER – Vancouver City Council has approved funding for seven local non-profit organizations as part of the City’s annual Street Cleaning Grant Program. For the last 20 years, the Street Cleaning Grant Program has provided funding to non-profit organizations for

  • Light duty work truck cable hoists

    January 16, 2019 by SWR Staff

    WINAMAC, IND. – Galbreath has launched its new WT-1216/X and WT-2018/X work truck series cable hoists. The new models were designed to offer a lighter-duty option to Galbreath’s original 8-inch main-frame, single-axle cable hoist. The main users are expected to

  • Halifax to install sideguards on collection trucks

    December 6, 2018 by SWR Staff

    HALIFAX – The Halifax city council has approved the cost of buying sideguards for its garbage trucks. The Halifax Chronicle Herald reported that councillors unanimously approved the sideguards that protect pedestrians from sliding underneath waste collection trucks. They disagreed, however,

  • News Collection

    Wildfire smoke delays curbside collection

    August 21, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    SPOKANE, Washington – Some garbage, recycling, and yard waste pickup in the City of Spokane has been delayed as the City endeavors to help protect workers in hazardous air quality conditions. Garbage pickup done by automated trucks that allow Solid

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    Volvo showcases an electric future

    July 24, 2018 by John Smith

    The global manufacturer announced that it will produce electric versions of European FL and FE models beginning in 2019, initially focusing on refuse and urban distribution applications

  • “Opinion” The Collection of Municipal Waste in North Africa

    May 11, 2017 by Timothy Byrne

    Collecting municipal waste on the North African continent can be a very challenging business. In Melilla, Ceuta, Morocco, Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya, a variety of factors affect the collection of municipal waste. Amongst these are high temperatures, and under development,