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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

Switching Targets

Switching Targets

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After nearly a decade since its introduction into the environmental pantheon, I’m still confused by what people have in mind when they refer to sustainability, wondering for instance whether they are talking about personal stewardship or the salvation of the Earth through the extraordinary efforts of some self-anointed group. While  … Read More

Waste Haul Transport Maintenance Part 3: Is Air Suspension Best?

Waste Haul Transport Maintenance Part 3: Is Air Suspension Best?

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In Part 1 of this series on waste haul transport maintenance, the author examined tires and how to get the most from them.  Part 2 explored developments in refuse truck brakes.  This final installment takes a look at the role suspension designs have in increasing service intervals and improving performance and  … Read More

SWANA: Safety Matters

SWANA: Safety Matters

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On June 19, in California, a garbage truck struck and killed a pedestrian. That same day an Oklahoma woman died from injuries sustained when she was hit by a garbage truck in a crosswalk. Two weeks later in British Columbia, a 62-year old woman was struck and killed by a garbage truck making a right  … Read More

Using Wastes and Byproducts in Road Construction

Using Wastes and Byproducts in Road Construction

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The US Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and agencies around the world have long permitted the use of recycled waste and other by-products in roadway construction to improve performance, reduce costs, improve sustainability, and reduce environmental impact. Are you using wastes and by-products in your landfill’s roadway construction? And if not…should  … Read More

Developments in Refuse Truck Brakes

Developments in Refuse Truck Brakes

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All the Brakes
Curtis Dorwart, refuse product manager for Mack, claims there’s nothing new in refuse trucks except radial tires and antilock brakes. Anti-skid ABS brakes are now standard, saving wear and tear.

Despite a long history and much success with drum brakes, disc brakes are growing in popularity.

“Moving forward, many fleets  … Read More

SWANA’s Summer Training Center

SWANA’s Summer Training Center

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It offers a wide selection of training courses and workshops, as well as the unique opportunity to network with a diverse group of professionals in the solid waste industry.

View Course Offerings and Register  … Read More



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