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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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Literally Went Up in Flames

Literally Went Up in Flames

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There’s a headline from the Santa Rosa Press Democrat newspaper in Northern California that reads, “U.S. EPA to oversee toxics cleanup after fires in Sonoma and Napa counties.” It’s a very stoic, informational headline. And before I outline what is about to take place, it might be a good idea  … Read More

4 Reasons Why You Should Consider Underground Waste Containers

4 Reasons Why You Should Consider Underground Waste Containers

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We have been conditioned to accept that traditional dumpsters are the one and only way to collect waste, especially at high-density sites.

We have accepted that these dumpsters will be in various states of disrepair. We are resigned to paying large amounts for their maintenance and frequent pickups. And we have  … 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

Software and Mechanical Automation Innovations in Trash Collection

Software and Mechanical Automation Innovations in Trash Collection

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Innovations seem to come at us at all corners, and at an ever-escalating pace—cell phones, new fuel cars, new efficient heating, and appliances that seem to do everything but feed your pets a balanced diet and mow your lawn remotely. The truth is, some gadgets actually do perform those functions.  … Read More

Converting Biogas into CNG for Alternative Vehicle Fuels

Converting Biogas into CNG for Alternative Vehicle Fuels

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New technology is being developed in response to a growing interest in lower-cost vehicle fuel alternatives. One example is the patent-pending BioCNG biogas conditioning system invented by Cornerstone, which economically converts methane produced from the decomposition of organic waste materials—or “biogas”—into a renewable natural gas (RNG) suitable for use in  … Read More

How MRFs are Adapting to the Modern Waste Stream

How MRFs are Adapting to the Modern Waste Stream

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As technology changes our lives, so too it changes our trash, necessitating new methods and new equipment in order to process it. Until the processes and equipment can keep up, challenges and issues will plague the industry.  … Read More

Contains Artificial Intelligence

Contains Artificial Intelligence

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When I first started working for MSW Management, the extent of my waste management knowledge was that I took our full bins down to the curb Tuesday mornings and then brought them back empty behind the garage in the afternoon. Of course, I learned on day one that there’s an  … Read More

The 4th Industrial Revolution and You

The 4th Industrial Revolution and You

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The results of the world’s first global survey into the future of waste management were presented at the ISWA World Congress and WasteCon 2017. The survey, titled “The Impact of the 4th Industrial Revolution on the Waste Management Sector,” gathered input from more than 1,000 of the waste industry’s leading  … Read More

How Two Cities Deal With Oversize Waste

How Two Cities Deal With Oversize Waste

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According to Mildred Lee, solid waste and recycling manager for the public works department of the City of Greenville, SC, specialty collections comprise a small percentage of its overall curbside collection program. Per city ordinance, a limited amount of oversized items can be placed at the curb for collection on  … Read More

Waste Industry Employment Trends

Waste Industry Employment Trends

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Not unlike other industries, the solid waste industry has, in recent years, embarked on a quest to include “smart technologies” in everyday processes and programs. The objective for most municipalities and private haulers is fulfill the mantra: providing services cheaper, quicker, and better to their customers.  … Read More

The First Domino Falls

The First Domino Falls

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Here’s something you never think about that I’m going to make you think about. Falling dominoes. I’m talking about those gigantic kinetic displays that show thousands of dominoes standing side by side in a row, in a spiral, in a circle, in a pattern, and even in multi-level structures. You  … Read More

Managing Landfill Rate Increases

Managing Landfill Rate Increases

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If you’re in the landfill business, hopefully, you’re running your landfill like a business. And in that regard, one of the most fundamental business rules is that there’s more money coming in than going out. Because when that is happening, you can pay your bills, buy good equipment, put adequate money into  … Read More



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