Waste

MSW Management Weekly

Rising to the Challenge

Rising to the Challenge

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Perhaps the most challenging situation we face today—and one that will become even more critical in the future—is the evolving makeup of our workforce. Nationwide, nearly two-thirds of our waste workers do not have English as their primary language, and in some cases may not speak, read, or understand English  … Read More

Countdown to WASTECON 2015:

Countdown to WASTECON 2015:

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Only a few weeks remain until WASTECON® 2015 in Orlando, Florida, August 24-27. We’re excited, and hope you are too!

To advance awareness about the importance of attending this premier industry event, provided here are electronic WASTECON® 2015 free trade show passes and discount coupons that can be shared with colleagues  … Read More

Single Stream Systems Increase Efficiency

Single Stream Systems Increase Efficiency

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The solid waste department of Mecklenburg County in North Carolina converted to single stream, as did the surrounding towns with which the county has interlocal agreements. “Those towns feed us their recyclables and then we also negotiate solid waste fees at the local landfill,” says Geoff Burdick, project manager for  … Read More

Hydromodification 101 Predicting & Mitigating Stormwater Impacts to Stream Stability

Hydromodification 101 Predicting & Mitigating Stormwater Impacts to Stream Stability

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According to the U.S. EPA, hydromodification—resulting from land use alteration—is one of the leading sources of impairment in our waterbodies. And if left unmanaged, causes increased channel erosion, sedimentation, planform migration, and baseflow alterations permanently damaging the surrounding environment and infrastructure.How can you predict and model the potential hydromodification impact  … Read More

Standards for Preserving a Healthy Environment

Standards for Preserving a Healthy Environment

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Foremost of the three great lies is the line: “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help you,” which as I see it is in no danger of surrendering its ranking. So every time I hear word that there are Public Works (or OSHA, IRS, or Animal Control for  … Read More

APWA Announces 24 Public Works Professionals Earned Certified Public Infrastructure Inspector Credentials

APWA Announces 24 Public Works Professionals Earned Certified Public Infrastructure Inspector Credentials

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The American Public Works Association (APWA) announced today that 24 public works professionals from across North America have recently earned the Certified Public Infrastructure Inspector (CPII) credential. Since its’ inception, the APWA certification in public infrastructure inspection program has credentialed a total of 252 U.S. and Canadian professionals with the  … Read More

See Past Blind Spots With Visual Aids

See Past Blind Spots With Visual Aids

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Advanced Systems
The obvious solution to a blind spot is the addition of visual cameras. These provide a view of blind areas to the driver by way of in cab monitoring screens. The cameras are mounted on the rear and sides of the truck as needed, and directed at appropriate angles  … Read More

Leachate Management and Cover Options

Leachate Management and Cover Options

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Leachate management is an increasingly important problem in landfill operations. Greater understanding of leachate-related risks to wastewater treatment has led to rising concerns, in turn spawning a growing emphasis on leachate reduction. This has forced landfill operators to build new skills and install expensive equipment to collect and deal with  … Read More

Whole Building Control – From Concept to Reality

Whole Building Control – From Concept to Reality

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Building control systems have come a long way. Today’s advanced control systems not only make whole building control a reality, they also improve waste facility energy efficiency, lower operations’ costs, AND offer users an intuitive experience. How did we get from individual controls to today’s advanced systems? And, what’s next  … Read More



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