Waste

MSW Management Weekly

Leaving Crossroads in the Dust

Leaving Crossroads in the Dust

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All right, so the weather hot and muggy, but if you’re not at WASTECON 2015 in Orlando, FL, you’ve blown it.

I can’t remember the last time there was this level of enthusiasm and engagement, and what appears to me to be a sincere desire to put the past behind us  … Read More

Optical Sorters in Materials Recovery Facilities

Optical Sorters in Materials Recovery Facilities

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The number of single-stream material recovery facilities (MRFs) operating in the US has almost doubled in the five years starting in 2003 when 90 MRFs operated across the country, and expanding to over 160 by 2008. A significant number of these MRFs utilize optical sorting technology to sort commingled materials  … Read More

Advantages of Automated Vacuum Collection Facilities

Advantages of Automated Vacuum Collection Facilities

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Although there are more than 100 urban automated vacuum collection (AVAC) systems operating in more than 15 foreign countries serving large city centers, residential areas, airports, and theme parks, and dozens more serving hospitals and food plants for decades in the US and internationally, they were slow to be introduced  … Read More

SWANA Moves Forward With Expansion of Safety Program

SWANA Moves Forward With Expansion of Safety Program

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Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is pleased to announce that it will begin collecting safety data from municipalities about collection injuries and accidents, as part of its renewed emphasis on worker safety in the solid waste industry.

Recognizing a need for data on the  … Read More

Kessler Consulting Selected for SWANA/CRRA Zero Waste Course Development

Kessler Consulting Selected for SWANA/CRRA Zero Waste Course Development

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Tampa, FL – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and the California Resource Recovery Association (CRRA) recently announced the selection of Kessler Consulting, Inc. (KCI) to develop a Zero Waste Principles and Practices course and certification program for North America.

KCI, best known for their innovative approaches to solving  … Read More

BMP Fundamentals

BMP Fundamentals

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Starting with the first regulations in 1990, stormwater management has rapidly evolved. New technologies, approaches, and regulations regularly hitting the market continue to spur the waste industry’s growth, and new developments are on the horizon. So where are we today AND are we headed tomorrow?

Join Steven Polk as he kicks  … Read More

Hydrogeology 101: Groundwater Analysis, Techniques, and Applications

Hydrogeology 101:
Groundwater Analysis, Techniques, and Applications

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Considering more than 50% of the U.S. relies on groundwater for drinking water and that 25% of all U.S. rainfall becomes groundwater, being able to accurately analyze your groundwater is essential. Whether you’re conducting groundwater or seepage studies yourself or looking to bridge the gap (and talk the talk) with  … Read More

Semper Fi

Semper Fi

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This past Saturday I went to San Diego to wave bon voyage to Darryl Cloud, an advertising client for our companion publication, Water Efficiency. Darryl is a Marine Corps veteran (once a Marine, always a Marine) who is riding his bicycle from Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, CA, to  … Read More

Wheeled Excavators in Material Recovery Facilities

Wheeled Excavators in Material Recovery Facilities

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Excavators and wheeled excavators have always played a major role in landfill operations helping to dig and load cover material, points out Tom Griffith, senior system/application specialist for the Caterpillar Industrial & Waste Group.

In fact, in a busy facility, they are the primary loading tool, he adds. “They provide support  … Read More

Designing Effective Construction Site Sediment Containment Systems

Designing Effective Construction Site Sediment Containment Systems

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In 1992, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) stated that construction sites must have sediment containment systems (SCSs) with sufficient volume that can capture the runoff from a 2-year, 24-hour stream event creating 3 inches of precipitation…resulting in 1-inch or approximately 3,600 ft.3/acre of runoff. Unfortunately, 3,600 ft.3/acre only occurs for  … Read More

Designing Effective Construction Site Sediment Containment Systems

Designing Effective Construction Site Sediment Containment Systems

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In 1992, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) stated that construction sites must have sediment containment systems (SCSs) with sufficient volume that can capture the runoff from a 2-year, 24-hour stream event creating 3 inches of precipitation…resulting in 1-inch or approximately 3,600 ft.3/acre of runoff. Unfortunately, 3,600 ft.3/acre only occurs for  … Read More



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