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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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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

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

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

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

Not Quite Circular but Loopy

Not Quite Circular but Loopy

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During a recent visit to the Oxnard Del Norte Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in Oxnard, CA, I took a selfie and posted it to social media with the caption, “My office for the day.” I ended up getting 50 likes and a few comments.

MSW Management Editor,  … Read More

Managing Daily Cover and Drainage at MSW Landfill Sites

Managing Daily Cover and Drainage at MSW Landfill Sites

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Today’s municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills are much more than places to dump household trash. They’re engineered facilities that are designed to hold and isolate the trash from the environment and are governed by both federal and state regulations.

Landfill designers and operators face two main challenges to the integrity of  … Read More

Tackling Landfill Erosion and Leachate Challenges

Tackling Landfill Erosion and Leachate Challenges

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Today’s municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills are much more than places to dump household trash. They’re engineered facilities that are designed to hold and isolate the trash from the environment and are governed by both federal and state regulations.  … Read More

The China Waste Ban: Be Part of the Solution

The China Waste Ban: Be Part of the Solution

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The mid-July headline from Reuters read, “China says it won’t take any more foreign garbage.” China informed the World Trade Organization (WTO) that it would not be accepting any more imported waste such as plastics, paper, slag from steelmaking, ash, etc. In its filing with the WTO, China said, “We found  … Read More

And the Hybrid Wheel Loader Operator Said…

And the Hybrid Wheel Loader Operator Said…

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It doesn’t have axles. Each wheel has its own electric motor. The hydraulics are electric driven. Its small diesel engine charges the battery energy storage system. 98% of its parts are new and it’s fundamentally a new design. Volvo CE has been field testing the LX1 hybrid wheel loader since  … Read More

The Latest Innovations in Collection Trucks

The Latest Innovations in Collection Trucks

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Productivity and competition are the driving factors in innovations in solid waste truck and body design, notes Skip Berg, national sales manager and director of business development for automation for Labrie Enviroquip Group.  … Read More

Tiny Solutions to Brobdingnagian Problems

Tiny Solutions to Brobdingnagian Problems

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Let’s talk about nanomaterials. They are materials that are composed of units that are thousands of times smaller than the thickness of a human hair. You may have heard of them being developed for computers or medical applications. Now scientists are trying to use them to target some planet-sized issues.  … Read More



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