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International Compost Awareness Week

Celebrated each year in the first full week of May, the International Compost Awareness Week is the largest and most comprehensive education initiative of the compost industry. Visit the US Composting Council website for information about activities to be held this year.

Having worked closely with Prince William County, VA, on the upcoming innovative organic waste processing facility public-private partnership, GBB is proud to sponsor the County’s Compost Awareness Day held as part of the week festivities!

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Renewable Energy from Waste Conference: 3rd Edition of the Premier Event in the Waste Conversion Industry

Renewable Energy from Waste Conference

The Renewable Energy from Waste (REW) Conference, produced by Recycling Today Events and GBB, has become firmly established as the premier event for the rapidly developing and dynamic waste conversion industry. We hope to see you there!

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GBB Celebrates 35th Anniversary

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.

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Bob Brickner to Speak at the ISWA Beacon Conference

Robert H. BricknerBob 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.

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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.

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Special North American Workshop at the 2015 International Symposium on MBT, MRF & Recycling in Germany

Waste-to-Resources

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.

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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:

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Transforming Guam’s Solid Waste Management System from the Ground Up

GBB Receiver - GuamIn a 2008 Court Order, 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 into compliance with the 2004 Consent Decree for violation of the Clean Water Act.

On April 29, 2019 the Court issued an Order partially ending the Receivership. In making this decision, the Court said:

“The court is very proud of the work accomplished by the Receiver over the last 11 years. The Ordot Dump has been closed, and the Receiver has installed the necessary systems to protect Guam’s waters from this environmental hazard that had plagued the island for decades. The Receiver has built a modern solid waste system for the island which includes a compliant solid waste landfill, a recycling program and a household hazardous waste disposal center.”

The Court authorized the Receiver to continue its work to complete the post-closure plan for the Ordot Dump. Click here for information about the Receivership.

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GBB’s Bob Brickner Attends quasar’s Grand Opening of New AD Project in Ohio

quasarThis 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.

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Bob Brickner Attends Enerkem Facility Inauguration in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Infinitus Renewable Energy Plant

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.

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