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Meet Air Cycle at A&WMA Conference in June

Friday, May 24, 2013

The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) 106th Annual Conference & Exhibition is coming up soon! The conference will take place June 25-28 right in Air Cycle's backyard at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago, IL.

Come and meet the Air Cycle team and see product demonstrations at the Air Cycle booth (#914) during the exhibition!

Exhibition schedule:

Tuesday, June 25 | 10:30 am–5:00 pm
Wednesday, June 26 | 9:30 am–6:30 pm
Thursday, June 27 | 9:30 am–12:00 pm

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It's Not Too Late to Go Green!

Friday, May 10, 2013

April has been called the cruellest month, but here at Air Cycle we like to think of it as the greenest month! Both Arbor Day (last Friday in April) and Earth Day (April 22) occur in April, resulting in a flurry of green activity.

But even if you missed these occasions, it's not too late to take your next step toward a greener future! It could be starting a waste recycling program, switching to an eco-friendly cleaning and sanitizing solution, or scheduling a green audit of your facility. Whatever that next step is, it's never too late to go a little greener!

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Bulb Eater® Repeats Money-Saving Award Win

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Air Cycle is pleased to announce that the Bulb Eater® lamp crusher has won a 2013 Money-Saving Product award from Buildings Magazine!

The award was given to 53 finalists including the Bulb Eater® out of over 130 submissions. Finalists were selected by the editorial staff of Buildings based on the money-saving qualities of the product offered to facility managers in areas such as energy consumption, water savings, lighting, HVAC, maintenance, and roofing.

One of our most important goals at Air Cycle is to help our customers save money. In fact, it's enshrined in our Core Value of "Quality and Value." For Air Cycle, Quality and Value means designing and delivering recycling solutions at the highest standards of reliability, ease-of-use, and customer care that create efficiency and value for our customers' businesses.

We're proud that this award, which the Bulb Eater® also received in 2010 and 2012, recognizes the money-saving qualities offered to facility managers by the machine.

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Free Webinar: New OSHA Hazard Communication Standard

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Last year, the US Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) enacted a new Hazard Communication Standard (HCS). According to OSHA, the update to the HCS "provides a common and coherent approach to classifying chemicals and communicating hazard information on labels and safety data sheets." The update brings the HCS from a "right to know" into a "right to understand" paradigm and is estimated to affect 40 million US workers.

The initial compliance deadline for training workers on the revised HCS rule is in December of 2013. Do you have all the knowledge you need about the new rule and its implementation?

If not, join us tomorrow, April 10, at 2:00 pm CST for a free Air Cycle-sponsored webinar with Denese A. Deeds, CIH, who is co-founder and senior consultant at Industrial Health and Safety Consultants, Inc. Denese will bring you up to speed on the revised HCS so you can be confident you're ready for December. Click here to learn more and register »

Date: April 10, 2013
Time: 2:00-3:00 pm CST

We've Done It! 3 Million Acres of Water Kept Pure

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Congratulations! As of March, 2013 our customers have kept over 3 million acres of water free of mercury through their waste recycling efforts!

We at Air Cycle are very proud to partner with our customers, who are doing their part to protect our environment by recycling their spent fluorescent lamps, ballasts, batteries, and electronic waste.

We're excited together with our customers to be part of the "3 million acres kept pure" club, and we look forward to continued partnership toward protecting our environment from the hazards of mercury. 4 million acres kept pure, here we come!

CFL Premium Bulb Eater® Wins Awards

Friday, February 15, 2013

Air Cycle Corporation is proud to announce that the CFL Premium Bulb Eater® was recently awarded a Building Operating and Management (BOM) Top Products award for 2013. In addition, the machine was recently named the #1 top product requested by readers of American School & University magazine for the second year in a row.

The CFL Premium Bulb Eater® was selected by popular vote as one of 78 BOM Top Products award recipients out of 560 contenders through a national survey of building and facility executives. The survey asked participants to select their choices for top products that meet the criteria of innovation and usefulness to facility managers.

The machine won the top slot in this year’s American School & University Top 10 Products of 2012 among “some of the hottest products in the industry,” according to the magazine.

The CFL Premium Bulb Eater® is a drum-top lamp crusher designed to safely compact and store spent compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and their mercury content prior to recycling. The machine can crush and hold up to 3,000 CFLs and can also crush straight lamps. Crushing lamps with the CFL Premium Bulb Eater® can save up to 20 hours of labor and 80 percent in storage space versus packing and storing intact lamps.

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New Pennsylvania E-Waste Law Starts Jan. 24

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Beginning January 24, 2013 a new law in Pennsylvania will go into effect that prohibits the disposal of most electronic wastes in landfills through the normal trash system, according to this article from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Instead, electronics covered by the law will need to be recycled.

Devices covered by the new law, called the Covered Device Recycling Act, include spent televisions, desktop and laptop computers, computer monitors, accessories such as printers, and tablet computers such as iPads or Kindles.

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