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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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How Can We Make Green Energy Save Some Green?

How Can We Make Green Energy Save Some Green?

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As I announced in a previous blog, Forester Media is preparing to launch a new publication this Fall—Energy Storage Solutions—following the dramatic changes that are taking place in how energy is produced, collected, stored, transmitted, and used.

Yes, nuclear, coal, natural gas, diesel, and gasoline fueled power generation plants will be  … Read More

Facebook Confirms There’s Life After Death

Facebook Confirms There’s Life After Death

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I received a message in my inbox this past Friday reminding me that it was Bill Rathje’s birthday, a missive that stirred many memories. That the renowned archaeology professor in whose honor the term “Garbologist” came into being has been dead for four years is of no consequence in the  … Read More

Landfill Economics: Getting Down to Business – Part 2

Landfill Economics: Getting Down to Business – Part 2

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Editor’s Note: This article was first published in July 2005.  This series of three articles examines the costs involved in each stage of a generic landfill’s lifetime, shows how to do pro forma statements for profit and loss, and analyzes the tax and financial aspects of each stage of operation.  … Read More

Leachate Collection Pipe Construction

Leachate Collection Pipe Construction

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Permitting lateral and/or vertical expansions is the way for the landfill operators to remain in business, and that has resulted in permitted landfills becoming larger and taller. There are currently permitted landfills in the state of Florida or in other states with a maximum waste thickness exceeding 300 feet. Landfills  … Read More

Get Smart! Cut Maintenance Costs with Smart Pump Technology

Get Smart! Cut Maintenance Costs with Smart Pump Technology

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Keeping your landfill and Gas-To-Energy pumps performing can be challenging and costly…especially when dealing with odor issues, compliance problems, and shutdowns.

Join Bob Beyer from Jeneer Group for a FREE webinar exploring the latest technology in landfill leachate pump operation and maintenance, and how you can integrate remote pneumatic pump monitoring into  … Read More

SWANA Announces 2016 Excellence Award Winners

SWANA Announces 2016 Excellence Award Winners

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The Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) Excellence Awards Program recognizes outstanding solid waste programs and facilities that demonstrate the highest practices through their commitment to using effective technologies and processes in system design and operations, advancing worker and community health and safety, and implementing successful public education and  … Read More

The Elements of Waste Transfer Operations

The Elements of Waste Transfer Operations

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Transfer trailers exist because of transfer stations. Transfer trailer trucks financially justify the building and operating of transfer stations, since their larger capacities achieve the necessary economies of scale that minimize the overall costs of over land bulk transport. Common sense and accounting show that it is less expensive to  … Read More

Does Glass Recycling Still Make Sense?

Does Glass Recycling Still Make Sense?

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Recyclers typically do not want glass for several reasons. First, the market for recycled glass is poor to non-existent in most parts of the country. Second, glass breakage and cross contamination at material recovery facilities leads to increased processing costs and increased contamination of other recyclable materials, thus lowering the  … Read More

Phoenix Outlines Its 40X20 Fight at SES 2016

Phoenix Outlines Its 40X20 Fight at SES 2016

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This year marks the 20th anniversary of SWANA’s Senior Executive Seminar (SES), this renewal hosted by the Association’s Arizona Chapter.

Over the years, SES has not so much evolved as donned attire to meet the ever-changing complexion of SWANA’s membership and the field it serves, but from its beginnings it has  … Read More

How a Landfill Operator Plays a Big Role in Cleaning the Air

How a Landfill Operator Plays a Big Role in Cleaning the Air

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Operating the Puente Hills Landfill, as well as the other solid waste and wastewater facilities under the jurisdiction of the Los Angeles County Sanitation District (LACSD), requires operating and maintaining a large fleet of vehicles, including a significant number of heavy-duty on- and off-road diesel vehicles. Over the years in  … Read More

Garbage In, Data Out

Garbage In, Data Out

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Judging by the size of crowds looking for information from data management software exhibitors at WasteExpo earlier this month, it appears that we are poised on the brink of a new stage in managing waste materials.

Part of the incentive for this is being supplied by government agency requirements for more  … Read More

Waste Collection Has a Lot of Force in Its DNA

Waste Collection Has a Lot of Force in Its DNA

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If you grew up as I did in southern California during the 1950s, you were almost certain to be a hot-rodder…something I am to this day. So it’s a little wonder then that when I talk to friends about the waste collection business, I liken it to a drag race—hard  … Read More



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