In the past few months, GBB has
been selected for several new assignments, including:
Master Plan Consultant for the
Lexington Recycling Center
Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, KY
Composting, and Resource Management Consulting Services
Mojave Desert and Mountain Recycling Authority, CA
Development of Special Events
Town of Addison, TX
We appreciate the opportunity
to assist these clients with their needs.
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"The Big Picture:
The State of Recycling & Opportunities for Innovation"
This presentation, given by
Harvey Gershman, GBB President, was provided as part of a panel session that
took place at the National Recycling Coalition 2008 Annual Congress and Expo
held in September 2008 in Pittsburgh, PA.
Click here for an overview of the
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GBB Career Opportunities
GBB is seeking two Senior
Project Managers with strong experience / background in one of the following
areas of specialization to meet the growing needs of its clients:
This is a great opportunity to
participate in GBB's growth and ownership.
to learn more and to send your resume in confidence.
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Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc.
8550 Arlington Boulevard,
info about GBB:
Fuel Savings and Reduction of Operating Expenses Prompt Communities to Go
Adopted by Cities with 15,000 to 233,000 homes to service: Stillwater, OK, and
Cities of Baltimore, MD, and Stillwater, OK, don't have much in common, but when
it comes to routing their fleet of refuse/recyclable collection trucks, they
both opted to go high-tech with GBB and FleetRouteTM
route optimization software.
After careful consideration,
they will move from using traditional maps with markers and pushpins to
technology. Their decisions are expected to reap measurable benefits. Improved
customer service, fuel savings, reduced carbon footprint, route/crew
accountability, balanced/equalized routes, and reduced time to reroute are the
key benefits they'll see.
of Stillwater, OK
City of Stillwater's Waste Management Division, serving 15,000 residential
units, has begun a six-month automated collection pilot program in an effort to
explore the benefits and challenges of transitioning from manual to automated
residential collection service. A cross-section of the community was chosen for
this pilot program, consisting of approximately 2,650 residential units divided
into four different routes. The GBB Service Bureau developed the initial routes,
provided installation and set up, and also trained City staff to do future
"Routing efficiently for the
automated vehicle's single-side collection is complex, so the City took this
opportunity to ensure that we are creating optimal routes right off the bat."
noted David Higgins, Stillwater Public Works Operations Manager. "The City
to help create and optimize the efficiency of the four routes."
of Baltimore, MD
Working through the Northeast Maryland Waste Disposal Authority, the GBB
Service Bureau is currently optimizing routes for up to 100 daily operating
waste collection trucks servicing 233,000 homes in the City of Baltimore. With
two collections per week, running six days per week, this project equates to
generating up to 300 unique day routes for the City. Once the initial routes are
created, City staff will be trained to use the software and take over routing
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GBB to Assist Mojave Desert & Mountain Joint Powers Authority
(JPA) with Strategic Planning
GBB has contracted with the JPA
in Victorville, CA, to prepare a strategy to assist Victor Valley communities
with future resource management decisions. The strategy, aimed at maximum
feasible landfill disposal reduction, will consider resource generation,
collection, pre-processing, processing, composting and energy issues. Joining
the GBB Project Team for the assignment is RRT Design & Construction, Inc.
"The Victor Valley Materials
Recovery Facility opened in 1995," JPA Administrator John Davis said. "It is
time to look at expansion while applying new technology to increase recycling,
expand composting, and apply appropriate energy recovery. GBB's proposal best
met our needs, and they have the experience to carry it out."
"The JPA has provided an
excellent processing infrastructure with which to help its members achieve
cost-effective processing of recyclables," said Harvey Gershman, GBB President.
"However, with the increasing value of recyclables, benefits of composting, and
the greater value of energy as well, there are opportunities that the Authority
should consider in its efforts to minimize what goes to landfill disposal. The
overall objective of our efforts will be to present alternatives that can
achieve a 50-75% increased diversion level for recycling and composting, and to
understand reasonable alternatives for converting the remainder as a feedstock
for refuse-derived fuel and/or energy recovery approaches."
Biomass Finance and Investment Summit Coming Up in Miami
Harvey Gershman, GBB President,
will make a presentation entitled "Municipal Solid Waste-to-Energy Technologies"
during the Biomass Finance and Investment Summit held in Miami Beach, FL,
January 26-29, 2009.
The future of the biomass
market will be shaped largely by the fate of a variety of advanced biomass
technologies under development. The Briefing will provide a report on the status
of the development and commercialization of these technologies. The goal is to
furnish insight into when these technologies will be ready for primetime and
provide the foundation for financeable biomass projects. The Briefing will
review these technologies in connection with the requirements of the markets
they are intended to serve and will:
Assess their current status
and expected future developments
Report on their technical
challenges and commercialization timelines
Evaluate their ability to
be successfully scaled up
Asses their economic
Appraise their operating
histories and risk characteristics
The summit, organized by
Infocast, is an opportunity to join and network with leading biomass developers,
investors, lenders, technology developers and other industry players at an
outstanding Miami resort.
More information is available
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