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MSW Management Weekly

MSW Management weekly news keeps you up-to date with the latest MSW waste topics and news.  With in-depth reporting on landfill management, waste sorting, waste management technologies, waste to energy, waste collection vehicles, waste diversion and waste regulations MSW Management is the official publication of SWANA, the largest professional organization of solid waste management professionals in the world.

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Apples and Oranges Food Waste

Apples and Oranges Food Waste

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Here are a couple of clichés. “Measure twice, cut once.” “Don’t compare apples and oranges.” Both are appropriate in my mind when quantifying food waste. When talking about how much food is wasted, it makes sense to use the same metric and/or definition of food waste. Can a single organization  … 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

Landfill Odor Control

Landfill Odor Control

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While perhaps the increased emphasis on separate collections of organic wastes such as food scraps and other green waste has contributed to more odors, the development of neighborhoods closer to what was once a remote MSW operation is the overriding factor, say industry observers. Marc L. Byers, owner of Byers  … Read More

It’s Electrifying!

It’s Electrifying!

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I’ve been telling you about the idea of running fleet vehicles on electric power; specifically collection trucks. The good news now is that the concept is not only moving forward, it’s evolving at tremendous speed and with a lot of torque.

The City of Los Angeles’ sanitation department, LA Sanitation (LASAN)  … Read More

The Costs and Benefits of Anaerobic Digesters

The Costs and Benefits of Anaerobic Digesters

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Anaerobic digesters are a mature, proven technology. They take sludge, manure, and other organic waste materials and produce methane (natural gas) fuel. Nobody questions their technological capabilities. However, the question remains as to their economic benefits. In terms of dollars and cents, how much economic sense do anaerobic digesters make?  … Read More

Forget Paris

Forget Paris

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“Forget Paris” is a movie from the mid-nineties starring Billy Crystal and Debra Winger. It’s a romantic comedy in which a basketball referee travels to France to bury his father, meets and falls in love with a woman working for the airline.

But if you say the words “Forget Paris” now,  … Read More

The Economics of Recycling in the US—Can It Pay for Itself?

The Economics of Recycling in the US—Can It Pay for Itself?

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Has recycling in the United States stalled? How dire is the situation? Industry executives have argued force­fully that prices for recycling commodities have largely fallen to the point over the past several years that it is not economical for them to process recyclables and market them to largely Asian markets,  … Read More

Residential Organics Recycling: Discard, Storage, and Set-Out

Residential Organics Recycling: Discard, Storage, and Set-Out

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Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), municipalities are liable for hazardous waste contained in the municipal solid waste generated in their jurisdictions. Broadly, municipalities are “arrangers” under the law and “potentially responsible parties” for Superfund cleanup. (The most-cited case is B. F. Goodrich Company v. Murtha,  … Read More

Tesla Co-founder’s Wrightspeed Update

Tesla Co-founder’s Wrightspeed Update

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Ian Wright is one of the cofounders of Tesla Inc., along with Elon Musk. Shortly after starting the electric car company, Wright left Tesla to found Wrightspeed; a company that makes electric vehicle powertrains for commercial trucks. I spoke with Ian Wright just over a year ago at Waste Expo  … Read More

Advantages of Incremental Sampling Methodology for Landfill Sites

Advantages of Incremental Sampling Methodology for Landfill Sites

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Conventional soil sampling and sample preparation methodologies can be inadequate in addressing the level of contaminant heterogeneity in both residential and industrial sites. The Escambia County (Florida) Waste Services Department (ECWSD) assessed the utility of multi-increment sampling versus traditional grab/discrete sampling and found that it yielded reproducible and more representative  … Read More

A Measure of Relief from the EPA…for Now

A Measure of Relief from the EPA…for Now

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It’s been announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted a 90-day administrative stay for the August 2016 New Source Performance Standards and Emissions Guidelines for municipal solid waste landfills.

Last August, EPA issued updated guidelines for existing landfills, as well as standards for newly built, modified, or reconstructed  … Read More



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