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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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What Is in Store for EPA?

What Is in Store for EPA?

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We’ve been having discussions in the editorial offices of Forester Media in regards to strategies on how to cover the new White House Administration. One recent event was the confirmation of Scott Pruitt as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency. Of course, any changes that take place at EPA  … 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

How to Future-Proof Your Solid Waste Career

How to Future-Proof Your Solid Waste Career

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Picture, if you will, the locker room before a hockey game. The players are strapping on updated versions of medieval armor. They intensely prepare for a rousting contest. This careful preparation contributes to their future success. The same is true in planning for a successful career in the solid waste  … Read More

Keep It Bottled Up

Keep It Bottled Up

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According to Resource Recycling, 22% of all the beer consumed in the state of Oregon was brewed in Oregon by local craft brewers. There are more than 100 breweries in the metropolitan Portland area alone. Sales of craft beer in Oregon makes up a larger share of the beer market  … Read More

Collection of Organic Wastes From High-Rise Buildings and Apartment Complexes

Collection of Organic Wastes From High-Rise Buildings and Apartment Complexes

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This article provides highlights from a research memorandum recently published by the SWANA Applied Research Foundation (ARF) on the collection of organic wastes from high-rise buildings and apartment complexes. This research need was identified by North Vancouver, British Columbia, and selected for investigation during FY2012 (July 2011 through June 2012).  … Read More

Let’s Talk About This

Let’s Talk About This

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Waste Management recently held its annual Executive Sustainability Forum. One of the conversations that caught my attention was between former Republican White House Press Secretary Dana Perino and Democratic Party strategist, Julie Roginsky. That’s right. Political rivals sat down face to face, post-election. Given the divisive political climate we now  … Read More

It’s More Than Just a Game

It’s More Than Just a Game

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As much as I enjoy going out and being active on the weekends, I’m planning to be (mostly) on the couch for Super Bowl LI. Yes, the game itself is only a few hours long, and there are the pre-game and post-game festivities to enjoy. That doesn’t take up the  … Read More

The Elements of Waste Transfer Operations

The Elements of Waste Transfer Operations

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Transfer trailers exist because of transfer stations. Transfer trailer trucks financially justify the building and operating of transfer stations, since their larger capacities achieve the necessary economies of scale that minimize the overall costs of over land bulk transport. Common sense and accounting show that it is less expensive to  … Read More

The Landfill Manager’s Guide to the Airspace Balance Equation

The Landfill Manager’s Guide to the Airspace Balance Equation

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For the savvy landfill manager, settlement is like money in the bank…only better.
Here is a real-life example: A municipal landfill—one of our long-time clients—had listed a new liner in next year’s budget. The amount? Three million dollars. So, what’s the deal? Does the typical landfill have massive airspace resources just  … Read More

Austin City Soul Searching

Austin City Soul Searching

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The city of Austin, Texas, has had a goal of becoming a zero-waste city by the year 2040. That meant meeting a number of important benchmarks over the last few years. The city set a goal of sending only 10% of its waste to landfills, but the current level seems  … Read More

The Costs and Benefits of Anaerobic Digesters

The Costs and Benefits of Anaerobic Digesters

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Anaerobic digesters are a mature, proven technology. They take sludge, manure, and other organic waste materials and produce methane (natural gas) fuel. Nobody questions their technological capabilities. However, the question remains as to their economic benefits. In terms of dollars and cents, how much economic sense do anaerobic digesters make?  … Read More



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