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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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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

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

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

Getting You to a Safe Place

Getting You to a Safe Place

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One statistic is the reason for what some would call a “movement” in the waste industry, at least where SWANA is involved.

Here it is…the solid waste industry is the 5th most dangerous industry in the country.

SWANA Safety Program battles the fact that we’re the 5th most dangerous industry in the  … Read More

A Costly Error

A Costly Error

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A few weeks ago at my nephew’s little league baseball game, the umpire made a mistake during the game. He insisted that there were only two outs in the bottom of the fifth inning. On a higher level and despite the use of high-definition monitors, instant replay, and slow motion  … Read More

Landfill Gas Treatment Systems

Landfill Gas Treatment Systems

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Prior to conversion, limited treatment is required for direct use of landfill gas (LFG) in boilers or engines. Primary treatment steps may include dehydration and filtration to reduce moisture and particulates, as well as hydrogen sulfide and/or volatile organic compound (VOC) removal.
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“No Time to Waste”

“No Time to Waste”

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As a country in general, I think it’s pretty safe to say, we love contests. Think American Idol, The Voice, Dancing with the Stars, Survivor, American Ninja, etc.

I can’t stand The Bachelor or The Bachelorette shows, but I don’t judge people who do.

We love contests so much, we can use  … Read More

Maximizing Efficiency and Safety at MRFs

Maximizing Efficiency and Safety at MRFs

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) points out on its website that while recycling is good for the environment, it can be dangerous for workers. Certain materials in the wastestream directly pose hazards to workers. Additional hazards include vehicle traffic, moving machine parts, unexpected machine startup, lifting injuries, slips,  … Read More

You’ve Got to Get ‘Em While They’re Young

You’ve Got to Get ‘Em While They’re Young

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Jacob Folwell is a seventh grader from Caldwell, IN, and he just made a big splash at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries’ (ISRI) annual Convention and Exposition being held in New Orleans, LA.

The young Mr. Folwell recently won the grand prize for ISRI’s nationwide 2017 Youth Video & Poster Contest.  … Read More

Managing Daily Cover and Drainage at MSW Landfill Sites

Managing Daily Cover and Drainage at MSW Landfill Sites

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Today’s municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills are much more than places to dump household trash. They’re engineered facilities that are designed to hold and isolate the trash from the environment and are governed by both federal and state regulations.

Landfill designers and operators face two main challenges to the integrity of  … Read More



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