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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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Introducing “Dirty Murph and the Kerbside Sorters”

Introducing “Dirty Murph and the Kerbside Sorters”

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There are only a handful of times that I remember the exact moment I became a fan of a music artist or band. For example, for my birthday in 1978 my sister got me the “Hotel California” album by the Eagles. I was an instant fan. The first time Melissa  … Read More

Proceed With Caution

Proceed With Caution

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At the end of the month, the solid waste industry will be gathering in Reno, NV, for SWANApalooza 2017. As there has been in the past, the conference will include the Road to Zero Waste Conference, the Landfill Gas & Biogas Symposium, the Landfill Symposium, and the Landfill Methane Outreach  … 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

VIDEO: 2017 Infrastructure Report Card

VIDEO: 2017 Infrastructure Report Card

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Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Report Card for America’s Infrastructure depicts the condition and performance of American infrastructure in the familiar form of a school report card—assigning letter grades based on the physical condition and needed investments for improvement.
This year’s overall grade is a D+.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TdPpjevNSE  … Read More

Transforming Landfills Into Resources

Transforming Landfills Into Resources

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A landfill can be like a baby: It is helpless to care for itself; while it’s growing, it eats all day; at night when resting, it must be protected from the elements; and it belches constantly. If you’re lucky, it won’t stir up much fuss. If you’re not lucky, the neighbors  … Read More

Using Drones for Landfill Mapping

Using Drones for Landfill Mapping

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65% of landfills develop an annual topographic map, and most of those topo maps are created using traditional aerial photogrammetry. This is a process that two years ago we would have called “state of the art.” Today, we call it “old-fashioned,” because we can now produce those same maps using  … Read More

Less Than Six Degrees of Separation

Less Than Six Degrees of Separation

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Recently I covered CONEXPO-CON/AGG for our sister publication, Grading & Excavation Contractor magazine. Much of what was talked about was infrastructure. Infrastructure relates to all of Forester Media’s publications, including MSW Management. It’s hard to write an MSW Management blog without turning to the subject of the nation’s infrastructure, especially with Infrastructure  … Read More

The Meek Shall Donate a Massive Inheritance

The Meek Shall Donate a Massive Inheritance

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It’s pretty impressive when you scan the recycling efforts across the country. Dart Container Corp. has recently opened three new drop-off locations for expanded polystyrene products in Oklahoma, Illinois, and Idaho. That makes more than 40 that Dart has opened among the hundreds of others across the country. Momentum Recycling  … Read More

Magnets, Electromagnets, and Eddy Current Separators

Magnets, Electromagnets, and Eddy Current Separators

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Recycling is not an easy thing to do, and its difficulties increase with scale. For large communities and cities, industrial scale recycling operations are required. This further requires the adoption of industrial methods utilizing specialized machinery that can extract specific materials from the wastestream with sufficient capacity to manage incoming  … Read More

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

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



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