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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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The Air Up There

The Air Up There

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There may be no other state as dedicated to air quality as the state of California. Last year, Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation that requires a 40% reduction in methane levels by the year 2030. The state is also trying to reduce greenhouse gas to 1990 levels by 2020.

These ambitions  … 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

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

Data Is the Missing Link in Municipal Waste Management

Data Is the Missing Link in Municipal Waste Management

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Today’s on-demand culture places pressure on businesses to deliver better services in less time, and for fewer dollars. While this is nothing new to the private sector, increasingly public services are being asked to do the same. Governments are responding by developing smart solutions that integrate  … Read More

How to Spec a Trash Truck for Longer Life and Productivity

How to Spec a Trash Truck for Longer Life and Productivity

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The cost and the complexity of collection trucks continue to increase. With deteriorating road conditions and higher pressure for performance, budget is no longer the only significant factor in a hauler’s purchase decision. Meeting the demands of an industry known for operating in the most severe conditions, a truck must  … Read More

The Lesson From a Message in a Bottle

The Lesson From a Message in a Bottle

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There is a substantial amount of uncertainty with a new White House administration coming in with new Cabinet leaders bringing with them policy views and goals that could be vastly different (and in some cases, in opposition to) those of the outgoing administration. The outgoing administrator of the Environmental Protection  … Read More

Recycling Household Hazardous Waste

Recycling Household Hazardous Waste

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Local efforts for recycling picked up steam when St. Charles County, MO, committed to an expansion of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection from residents. A suburb within the St. Louis Metropolitan Area, St. Charles County is Missouri’s third-largest county in population with more than 380,000 residents, and is the state’s  … Read More

The Key to a Healthy Fleet

The Key to a Healthy Fleet

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Back when I wore a flight suit to work, a good day at the office included a couple of hours of paperwork in my collateral duty, another couple of hours counseling troops or working on deployment schemes, and somewhere in between a couple of hops to hone my flying skills.  … Read More

Landfill Odor Control

Landfill Odor Control

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While perhaps the increased emphasis on separate collections of organic wastes such as food scraps and other green waste has contributed to more odors, the development of neighborhoods closer to what was once a remote MSW operation is the overriding factor, say industry observers. Marc L. Byers, owner of Byers  … Read More

“It’s Not What a Leader Does, It’s What He Is”

“It’s Not What a Leader Does, It’s What He Is”

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For our March/April 2013 issue’s Editor’s Comments I wrote a piece on leadership that received not only the highest number of responses of any in all the magazine’s history, but was also picked up by other publications for reprinting. I regard why this was so as one of those mysteries  … Read More

A Stumbling Poet Repeats Last Year’s Abysmal Failure

A Stumbling Poet Repeats Last Year’s Abysmal Failure

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I attempted a rewrite of my last year’s poem in honor of the season, but once again after one stanza I’ve thrown in the towel…to wit:

It’s the Day Before Christmas…
And out in the ‘hoods
No trash trucks are hoisting
All those carts filled with goods

OK, it’s lame, and I’m  … Read More

Discard, Storage, and Set-Out

Discard, Storage, and Set-Out

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Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), municipalities are liable for hazardous waste contained in the municipal solid waste generated in their jurisdictions. Broadly, municipalities are “arrangers” under the law and “potentially responsible parties” for Superfund cleanup. (The most-cited case is B. F. Goodrich Company v. Murtha,  … Read More



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