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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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Women in Waste

Women in Waste

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That was the title of the cover article in our July/August issue of MSW Management, an unfortunate decision on my part because the article as assigned and submitted by the author was titled “Women Behind the Wheel,” focusing on the line worker group that comprise but a bare fraction of  … 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

Are Thoughts of Landfill Post-Closure Care Keeping You Up at Night?

Are Thoughts of Landfill Post-Closure Care Keeping You Up at Night?

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If you’re a landfill operator or owner facing the daunting task of caring for a cover system well beyond the routine post-closure operating events, you’ve probably heard from others that traditional soil covers can be just one drought or heavy storm away from failure. Perpetual care is essential…but it’s costly.

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The Future of AVAC in the United States

The Future of AVAC in the United States

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How rapidly will the US market for urban AVACs develop? Likely not as fast as the European and Asian markets, according to Harry Pliskin, president of TransVac—a 40-year old AVAC system provider based in Denver, CO. He indicated that there are many factors that are different overseas than in the  … Read More

Overtime: The Effect on Cost

Overtime: The Effect on Cost

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Editor’s note: A digital version of this article first appeared on Forester Network’s website in May, 2001.

Overtime refers to those hours worked beyond eight hours per day or 40 hours per week. In some cases, overtime might be planned into a job. For example, some managers might schedule their better  … Read More

Autonomous Trash Collection: Got Your App Yet?

Autonomous Trash Collection: Got Your App Yet?

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With the future passing us at the speed of a Boson Particle, you might wonder how long before you’re going to see an automated, autonomously operated, electro-hydraulically powered, waste collection vehicle showing up for duty at your truck yard.

Volvo ROAR

Not going to happen? Don’t bet your  … Read More

“Dry Tomb” Landfills—The Past, Present, and Possibilities

“Dry Tomb” Landfills—The Past, Present, and Possibilities

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The promulgation of EPA’s Subtitle D regulation (40 CFR Parts 257 and 258—Solid Waste Disposal Facility Criteria) has significantly impacted sanitary landfill design, construction, operation, and closure over the past two decades. Developed under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) of 1976, and in response to 1984 Hazardous and Solid  … Read More

A Grapple for Scrap Handling

A Grapple for Scrap Handling

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At Andersen Sales & Salvage in northern Colorado, one of the last things Vice President Dean Andersen wants to see happen is for one of his grapples to become scrap themselves—well before their time.

And yet he’s seen that happen in his company’s yards, which for 56 years has been the  … Read More

What Do You Get When You Mix Waste With Stormwater?

What Do You Get When You Mix Waste With Stormwater?

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If you weren’t in Indianapolis last week for WASTECON, I’m here to say that you missed a really great show.

The Convention Center, the City of Indianapolis, the Brickyard, and the weather (with one hiccup) conspired to provide a wonderful venue for attendees for both WASTECON and StormCon, the latter hosted  … Read More

Food Waste Diversion: Defining Terms

Food Waste Diversion: Defining Terms

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Lawyers like words—defined terms—as you have probably experienced. When discussing food waste diversion, words have different meanings.

You may remember using defined terms such as “yard waste” or “green waste” in early source separation programs; then more broadly, “organic waste” as we developed different types of composting and processing facilities, and  … Read More

The Emerging Roles of Technology in Waste

The Emerging Roles of Technology in Waste

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As I wander the aisles at this year’s WASTECON, I can’t help thinking about the role of technology in waste management, a field that has always attracted ingenuity but been slower than many other industries to embrace it. Nonetheless, since the 1930s, we’ve seen a steady stream of advances in  … Read More

Deadliest Catch Caught

Deadliest Catch Caught

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Earlier this summer I was among the thousands to attend Waste Expo in Las Vegas. Some of the more exciting moments come when a few of the exhibitors have a celebrity at their booth with which to shake hands and exchange a few pleasantries. One of my favorite shows is  … Read More



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