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And the SWANA 2017 Excellence Award Winners Are…

And the SWANA 2017 Excellence Award Winners Are…

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I love movies. And I’ve always been a fan of the Academy Awards including all the hype and buildup that precedes Oscar night. I’m avid because I consider the significance of the awards to be a measurement to aspire to for the motion picture industry, and the cultural impact it  … Read More

MSW—Reader Favorites

MSW—Reader Favorites

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Listed below are the top Editor Blogs, Reader Favorite articles, and Grading & Excavation Contractor magazine articles for you to enjoy. This list is curated based on reader views, search traffic, e-mail click-through, and most commented articles.  … Read More

SWANA Announces 2017 Excellence Award Winners

SWANA Announces 2017 Excellence Award Winners

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SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) Excellence Awards Program recognizes outstanding solid waste programs and facilities that demonstrate the highest practices through their commitment to using effective technologies and processes in system design and operations, advancing worker and community health and safety, and implementing  … Read More

You and Me Are Gonna Be Partners

You and Me Are Gonna Be Partners

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I recently saw the old Abbott and Costello “Who’s on First” routine. It’s a timeless classic that made me think of other famous duos like Martin and Lewis, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Thelma and Louise, Simon and Garfunkel, Crockett and Tubbs, Jay and Silent Bob, I could go  … Read More

LCSWMA RECEIVES DEP APPROVAL TO VERTICALLY EXPAND THE FREY FARM LANDFILL

LCSWMA RECEIVES DEP APPROVAL TO VERTICALLY EXPAND THE FREY FARM LANDFILL

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LANCASTER, PA— The Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority (LCSWMA) announced it received final approval from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on its application for a major permit modification to vertically expand the Frey Farm Landfill.

While LCSWMA’s Integrated System effectively diverts 96-98% of Lancaster County’s municipal solid waste  … Read More

Hybrid Technology Winds Up in the Landfill

Hybrid Technology Winds Up in the Landfill

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I recently told you about the electric collection vehicle that was being tested by Los Angeles Sanitation (LASAN). The electric refuse truck was developed by BYD and Wayne Engineering and put through a four month pilot project this year on the same routes as LASAN’s regular collection vehicles. It delivered  … Read More

The Landfill Manager’s Guide to the Airspace Balance Equation

The Landfill Manager’s Guide to the Airspace Balance Equation

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For the savvy landfill manager, settlement is like money in the bank…only better.
Here is a real-life example: A municipal landfill—one of our long-time clients—had listed a new liner in next year’s budget. The amount? Three million dollars. So, what’s the deal? Does the typical landfill have massive airspace resources just  … Read More

Cambridge Companies Hires New Vice President of Construction Operations

Cambridge Companies Hires New Vice President of Construction Operations

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GRIFFITH, IN (June 22, 2017) – Cambridge Companies, waste facility design-build experts based in Griffith, IN, has hired Edward Kmetz as Vice President, Construction Operations.  Cambridge Companies’ has over 25 years’ experience building waste facilities across the United States.  Edward’s experience as Vice President of Preconstruction Services for the past  … Read More


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