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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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And the SWANA 2017 Excellence Award Winners Are…

And the SWANA 2017 Excellence Award Winners Are…

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I love movies. And I’ve always been a fan of the Academy Awards including all the hype and buildup that precedes Oscar night. I’m avid because I consider the significance of the awards to be a measurement to aspire to for the motion picture industry, and the cultural impact it  … Read More

There Will Be Major Repercussions

There Will Be Major Repercussions

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China recently filed with the World Trade Organization its intent to ban the import of a number of scrap categories by the end of the year. We’re talking about mostly mixed paper and plastics along with scalings and other waste from the manufacturing of iron and steel. The filing states  … 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

Commercial Waste Containers For Specific Wastes

Commercial Waste Containers For Specific Wastes

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Commercial waste pick up is not just a matter of size. Though certainly larger than residential carts and waste cans, commercial containers come with additional features made necessary by the volume and weight of their waste loads. Commercial containers are made with different materials, often with reinforced structures to manage  … Read More

Keys to Selecting a New Collection Vehicle

Keys to Selecting a New Collection Vehicle

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A trash hauler should buy a collection vehicle based on his needs, but those needs vary from region to region and from application to application. Other factors also affect the decision. Trends have changed: The truck that was popular 10 years ago is not the most popular now. Emissions  … Read More

Foiled by Research

Foiled by Research

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When I think of aluminum foil, the nerd in me thinks of those cone-shaped caps made out of foil and worn to keep aliens from reading people’s minds. Don’t ask me why, I just do. In fact, that’s what I thought of when I read on the website, isustainableearth.com, that  … Read More

Control Methods for Odor and Dust in MRFs

Control Methods for Odor and Dust in MRFs

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In many ways, material recovery facilities (MRFs) are harsher work environments than landfill working faces. During both operations, the protection of human health and the environment are primary concerns. While not exposed to the elements, the management of waste in a confined building has its own hazards. Enclosed facilities that  … Read More

Systems to Prevent Backing Accidents

Systems to Prevent Backing Accidents

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The number of fatal accidents involving employees, as well as the thousands of reported injuries and illnesses and waste collection vehicle accidents each year makes solid waste collection the fifth most dangerous job in the US.  … Read More

You and Me Are Gonna Be Partners

You and Me Are Gonna Be Partners

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I recently saw the old Abbott and Costello “Who’s on First” routine. It’s a timeless classic that made me think of other famous duos like Martin and Lewis, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Thelma and Louise, Simon and Garfunkel, Crockett and Tubbs, Jay and Silent Bob, I could go  … Read More

Tree Mortality: California’s Wood Waste Explosion

Tree Mortality: California’s Wood Waste Explosion

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The Western slope of California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range is known worldwide—famous for the 49er Gold Rush, Yosemite National Park, the world’s largest trees (Giant Sequoias), and Mount Whitney, the tallest mountain in the continental United States. But it is also—perhaps less famously—home to California’s fastest-growing wastestream.

No, we’re not talking  … Read More

What a Waste Industry Leader is Doing to Stay at the Top

What a Waste Industry Leader is Doing to Stay at the Top

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Sometimes it can seem like the development of new technologies moves glacially slow. Then comes the day it actually arrives and the impatience of waiting suddenly falls away.

The idea of testing a prototype hybrid wheel loader at a landfill and transfer station in California came up two years ago when  … Read More

Hybrid Technology Winds Up in the Landfill

Hybrid Technology Winds Up in the Landfill

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I recently told you about the electric collection vehicle that was being tested by Los Angeles Sanitation (LASAN). The electric refuse truck was developed by BYD and Wayne Engineering and put through a four month pilot project this year on the same routes as LASAN’s regular collection vehicles. It delivered  … Read More

Market Trends in Recycling

Market Trends in Recycling

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There have been ebbs and flows in the recycling market over the past 35 years. Price volatility in recycling markets is almost a universal truth across the globe. Being able to manage the ever-fluctuating changes in market prices can either produce success or break the community recycling program. Most recycling  … Read More



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