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Big Data: Where to Draw the Line

Big Data: Where to Draw the Line

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When I was a kid, my brother and I used to run string between a pair of tin cans as our backyard versions of walkie-talkies. One of us would shout into his can while the other strained to capture a sound wave or two at the other end, but the  … Read More

BMP Design and Selection

BMP Design and Selection

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Post-construction stormwater BMPs are not one size fits all. And as the project lead – between calculating the stormwater runoff rates and volumes, calculating the flow velocity and conveyance / impoundment depths, and modeling these in your specific environment – selecting and designing the proper stormwater BMP for your waste management  … Read More

A Very Short Survey for MSW Management Magazine

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Long surveys can be tedious, but this one will take less than a minute of your time and will provide us with a window into what’s important to you and, by association, your fellow readers.

The survey is anonymous unless you want to have me contact you, but just as the  … Read More

New Developments in Onboard Scales and Collection Software

New Developments in Onboard Scales and Collection Software

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Roger Edberg had an important mission in 2010. He’d just taken over as senior superintendent of the ground services department at University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), and one of his goals was to divert as much campus waste as possible from landfills.

Like many college campuses—and municipalities—UCSC is working to  … Read More

The Changing Landscape of Landfill Gas-to-Energy (LFGTE) Projects

The Changing Landscape of Landfill Gas-to-Energy (LFGTE) Projects

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Owners of landfill gas-to-energy (LFGTE) projects face market and regulatory drivers that are forcing LFGTE owners to consider new ways to monetize their landfill gas (LFG). This article will discuss alternatives to the electrification of LFG. Included in that discussion will be a consideration of the process for developing non-electric  … Read More

Green Infrastructure

Green Infrastructure

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Between managing your environmental footprint and meeting LEED requirements, going green is an ongoing challenge for waste facilities. Stormwater runoff and the resulting water quality issues are particularly challenging. But with all the options out there – from green roofs, to rain gardens, to bioswales – what green infrastructure BMPs  … Read More

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



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