Spotlight: Recycling and Environmental Products
Disposal Program Promotes Safe Mercury Recycling
LampTracker Fluorescent Lamp Recycling Program promotes the safe disposal of spent lamps that contain hazardous mercury. TriGuard shipping box features a box-within-a-bagwithina-box design to protect handlers from contamination. Keeps broken lamps from damaging containment bag. Activated carbon pads further help to minimize exposure. Program includes containers for 4-and 8-ft., U-bent, and HID lamps, as well as thermostats, computers and monitors, lighting ballasts, dry cell batteries, and more.
Mercury Waste Solutions, Inc., St. Paul, MN; 800-664-1434; www.mwsi.com.
Grinder Handles Large-Scale, Green-Waste Reduction Projects
Model GH6000 horizontal grinder offers choice of 525- or 630-hp. Caterpillar engines. Millbox lid opens from top of machine, allowing operator to remove or change a screen quickly. Lightweight, heavy-duty aluminum wheels improve on-site mobility and increase ground clearance. Belly conveyor measures 48 ins. wide and 13.3 ft. long. Discharge conveyor measures 30 ins. wide by 30
/2 ft. long. Hammers and cutter blocks are reversible, prolonging usable life. Electronic controller monitors engine r.p.m. and material feed rates. Stops and reverses feed material when r.p.m. drops below efficient operating range. Radio remote control allows user to run 6 different machine functions away from the machine. Thrown Object Deflector reduces quantity and distance of thrown material for safe operation.
Vermeer Mfg. Co., Pella, IA; 641-628-3141; www.vermeer.com.
Towels, Tissues Boast Post-Consumer Content and no Harmful Chemicals
EcoSoft towels and tissues boast Green Seal certification for environmental responsibility. Papers are made with recycled and post-consumer waste, use deinking and bleaching processes free of chlorine and other harmful chemicals, and require minimal packaging. Other available washroom supplies include wipers, soaps, and dispensers.
Bay West Paper, Harrodsburg, KY; 800-723-0001; www.baywestpaper.com.
Benches Boast the Beauty of Wood Without the Work
Recycled-plastic Rock Island park benches are made with 2- by 6-in. planking for comfort and durability. Freestanding models allow portability. In-ground mount designs offer security. Molded-in color never needs painting or staining. Choose gray, brown, or cedar-look planks. Benches come in 4-, 6-, and 8-ft. lengths. Other available products include speed bumps, bollards, trash receptacles, and plastic lumber.
Plastic Recycling of Iowa Falls, Inc., Iowa Falls, IA; 641-648-5074; www.hammersplastic.com.
Make Much of Rubber Mulch
Non-toxic Rubberific Mulch, made of recycled rubber truck tires, outlasts conventional shredded wood mulches by 10 years. Resists fading, odor, rotting, and compaction. Will not splinter. Available in redwood, cedar, cypress, earthtone, and custom colors. Minimizes dust and inhibits growth of molds and fungi to reduce allergies. Will not attract termites and other harmful insects. Preserves ground moisture without absorption, keeping plants healthy. Weighs 5 times more than shredded wood mulch. Will not float or erode during heavy rains and flooding. Ideal for playgrounds, nature trails, golf courses, and more.
Rubberific Mulch, St. Louis, MO; 314-336-1030; www.rubberificmulch.com.
Looking for Benefits to the Daily Grind?
Vertical, rotary grinders cut through green wood, particleboard, pallets, plywood, plastic, and more. Grind material into chip or board for reuse.
Rotor shaft features 3/4-by 11-in. steel discs, each with 3 recessed knife holders for added strength.
Rotor knives are indexable 6 times and offer 180° rotation for easy maintenance. Grinders boast low 120 r.p.m., low noise level of 80 to 85 dB., and high torque of 30,000 ft./lbs. per in.
Recycling Technologies, Inc., Hickory, NC; 828-304-0195; www.recyclingtechnologies.com.
Create Low-Maintenance Porches and Pool Surrounds with Plastic Decking
Boardwalk Composite Decking, Railing, and Fascia are made of EcoTech material, which combines PVC plastic and recycled natural fibers for strength and durability. Will not splinter, crack, or rot. Meet ADA recommendations for slip resistance. Withstand extreme temperatures and require minimal maintenance. Choose gray or tan. Ideal for porches, decks, pool surrounds, stairs, and more.
CertainTeed Corp., Valley Forge, PA; 800-233-8990; www.certainteed.com.
Filter Crusher Encourages Compliance
Hydraulic TC-15 Oil Filter Crusher uses 38,000 lbs. of force to crush filters and remove 95% of oil. Waste oil is deposited into built-in holding tank for eventual disposal or for use in heating shops. Crushing chamber measures 9 by 16 ins. For maximum safety, door must be closed and locked before crusher will operate. Unit handles heavy-duty truck filters or up to 4 light vehicle filters. Available with 110- or 220-v. motor.
Tire Service Equipment Mfg., Inc., Phoenix, AZ; 602-437-5020;
Cut, Split, and Pulverize Logs, Stumps
Rugged Model 4680 Beast Recycler processes stumps and logs 40 ins. or more in dia. Portable machine offers hp. options up to 860. Boasts versatile cuttermill with settings to cut, split, and grind. Mill measures 63 ins. wide, 40 ins. high, and 60 ins. long. Regulated cutting limits fuel consumption and reduces vibration to improve production and lower operating costs. Processes up to 500 cu. yds. of material per hr.
Bandit Industries, Inc., Remus, MI; 800-952-0178; www.banditchippers.com.
Ring Keeps Brush, Weeds from Crowding Hydrants
Evaring Co., Beatrice, NE; 402-228-1714;