Category Archives: In the News
GBB Celebrates 35th Anniversary
On August 11, 1980, Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. began operations as a solid waste management consulting firm. This year, we are celebrating 35 years of passion for the environment and, more importantly, 35 years of working with great employees, associates, clients, colleagues, and friends.
Bob Brickner to Speak at the ISWA Beacon Conference
Bob Brickner will make a presentation on the Incinerator ash metals recycling project at the Harrisburg, PA plant at the upcoming International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) Beacon Conference focusing on “Resources from Waste: Sorting and Treatment Techniques” in Germany. See the brochure for more information.
Mixed Waste Processing Reports Published by the American Chemistry Council
On June 24, 2015, the American Chemistry Council issued a news release announcing the publication of a report prepared by GBB, entitled “The Evolution of Mixed Waste Processing Facilities – 1970-Today.” See the press release and complete report.
Special North American Workshop at the 2015 International Symposium on MBT, MRF & Recycling in Germany
The single best place to learn about MBT is where it’s being done, by the folks who know the most about it. That happens only once every two years in Germany at the International Symposium on MBT, MRF & Recycling. Learn more about the upcoming event and the special workshop and past conference proceedings (448 pages) offered as a bonus to North American attendees.
Prince William County, VA, Moves Forward With Organic Waste Processing Facility
GBB assisted Prince William County, VA, with the planning and procurement of an innovative public-private partnership for a new facility to process yard waste, food scraps, and wood waste. Tom Smith, Solid Waste Division Chief, talks about the project:
Guam Receiver Updates
In a Court Order dated March 17, 2008, U.S. District Court Judge Frances M. Tydingco-Gatewood appointed GBB to be Receiver with full responsibility for bringing the Guam Solid Waste Management Division, now the Guam Solid Waste Authority (GSWA), into compliance with the 2004 Consent Decree for violation of the Clean Water Act.
Final environmental closure for Ordot Dump – KUAM News (March 27, 2016)
Information about the receivership and the GSWA is available at:
- GBB Helps Guam Achieve a Key Milestone: Final Closure of Ordot Dump
- August 23, 2017 Quarterly Report of the Receiver
- Receivership Website
- GSWA Website
- Turning Around the Guam Solid Waste Management System
- “From 0 to 180: Transforming Guam’s Solid Waste Management System from the Ground Up” (Waste Advantage Magazine – June 2015)
GBB’s Bob Brickner Attends quasar’s Grand Opening of New AD Project in Ohio
This summer, GBB’s Bob Brickner attended the Grand Opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of quasar energy group’s new high-solids anaerobic digestion (AD) project in Wooster, OH. The new facility turns the City’s traditional wastewater treatment plant into a water resource recovery facility, recycling energy and nutrients from the waste stream while reducing operating costs and expanding capacity.
Bob Brickner Attends Enerkem Facility Inauguration in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
The Enerkem solid waste to Methanol facility in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, was recently inaugurated and GBB’s Bob Brickner made the trek to see the more than $100 million facility first hand. Bob also toured the adjacent new City waste processing facility that uses Vecoplan-supplied equipment to process solid waste and generates the “prepared feedstock” fired in the 10 million gallon per year Enerkem gasifier system.
Bob Brickner Participates in Infinitus Renewable Energy Plant Grand Opening
As part of GBB’s constant effort to review and keep track of new and innovative technologies, GBB’s Bob Brickner recently participated in the high-profile grand opening of the new high-tech 80,000 square feet Dirty MRF in Montgomery, AL, built by Infinitus at a cost in excess of $30 million.
Waste Characterization Study in Fort Worth
In mid-March, a GBB team conducted a waste characterization study of 800 randomly selected garbage and recycling carts for the City of Fort Worth, TX. Find out more from this Star Telegram article.