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How’s Your 2030 Vision?

How’s Your 2030 Vision?

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Just how far into the future can we look before we’ve gone from the ridiculous to the sublime? For an answer I’d like to pose another question: How long does it take for something to go from concept to reality in your operation?

Tajiguas Landfill working face

What  … Read More

A Bottled Message From Across the Sea

A Bottled Message From Across the Sea

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The Internet is a wonderful tool, particularly when it carries to my computer screen answers to such nagging headaches as, “What do I write for this week’s MSW Management Blog?”

Thus, it was this past weekend when former head of the Delaware Solid Waste Authority and longtime friend of the magazine,  … Read More

Food Waste Impact on Landfill Airspace Utilization

Food Waste Impact on Landfill Airspace Utilization

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The primary measure of landfill performance is the efficient use of landfill airspace. Landfill airspace can be defined as the volume of space on a landfill site, which is permitted for the disposal of MSW. Landfill airspace utilization is typically reported as the “Airspace Utilization Density,” or AUD, which is  … Read More

Facebook Confirms There’s Life After Death

Facebook Confirms There’s Life After Death

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I received a message in my inbox this past Friday reminding me that it was Bill Rathje’s birthday, a missive that stirred many memories. That the renowned archaeology professor in whose honor the term “Garbologist” came into being has been dead for four years is of no consequence in the  … Read More



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