Short, Demanding Shutdowns
Standard Steel is the largest manufacturer of forged steel wheels and axles for railcars and locomotives. ERC provides field service during all scheduled manufacturing shutdowns and also handles various cleanup and recycling services on an as-needed basis. Standard Steel has hired ERC for over 8 continuous years, citing dependability, thoroughness, and care rarely found in this industry.
How ERC Helped:
Short, Demanding Shutdowns
ERC Field Services
Ultra-clean, complete service
Good ‘N Plenty is a family-style restaurant located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, serving unique Pennsylvania Dutch food. It serves 600-700 customers daily and as many as 2,700 on a holiday. Most of the waste is post-consumer because of the nature of the business. “Once food goes out [to the customers] we must throw what’s left away,” says Jeff Graham, General Manager. Customers would often ask what became of the wasted food.
Franklin & Marshall College is an undergraduate liberal arts school in Lancaster, PA.
ERC teamed up with Franklin & Marshall College to create the only food waste recycling program in the region. The program is quickly morphing from a pre-consumer to post-consumer program, growing the school’s environmental sustainability program by leaps and bounds.
Organic Waste Went to Landfills
Developed Food Waste Program
ERC Takes Waste, Composts It
Nearly 40 years ago, the EPA created a series of regulations that fell under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) meant to track and regulate the cradle-to-grave waste management of hazardous materials. You may see the term cradle-to-grave waste management and wonder what it includes. A cradle-to-grave process essentially touches on all of the components of your business’s waste management including generation of waste and by-products, transportation …Continue Reading
It’s amazing the amount of waste that is created in the practice of caring for and healing people. The healthcare industry, including physicians offices, dental offices, hospitals, rehab facilities, and urgent care offices, just to name a few, creates a staggering amount of waste each year.
Hospitals in the U.S. produce more than five million tons of waste annually
That’s the equivalent of 25.1 pounds of waste per staffed bed …
Organic waste is probably what we’re most familiar with in our day-to day lives. The leaves you rake in your yard, the banana peel you throw out each morning, or what you clear off your dinner plates each evening. Organic waste encompasses any waste material that comes from plants or animals and is biodegradable.
According to the US Composting Council, organic waste is the largest trash component and makes up …Continue Reading
You may have heard it called waste-to-energy, energy-from-waste, or energy recovery. Used interchangeably, they all describe the waste management strategy of using non-recyclable materials and converting them into useable heat, electric or fuel through combustion. The waste-to-energy process generates renewable energy and off-sets the need to create energy from fossil sources. It also works to reduce carbon emissions and reduce methane gas from landfills.
Waste Management Hierarchy
It is important to understand the …Continue Reading