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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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Getting Ready for the Next Full Moon

Getting Ready for the Next Full Moon

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To be honest I haven’t the faintest idea whether more bad things take place when Luna is at her most radiant than when she’s gone into hiding, but whatever the truth, tying her phase to disasters makes for a useful metaphor in reminding us that stuff happens, and furthermore that  … Read More

You’re Surrounded by 500 Enemy Soldiers: What Do You Do?

You’re Surrounded by 500 Enemy Soldiers: What Do You Do?

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Question: What if you train your people and they leave, taking their newly acquired skills with them?
Answer: What if you don’t train them and they never leave?

In my callow youth I had the privilege of wallowing in mud, choking on dust, and enduring insults and inane commands from the mouth  … 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

Management of Solid Waste From Tourism

Management of Solid Waste From Tourism

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Small island developing states (SIDS), especially those that are tourist destinations, face numerous issues associated with the relatively limited land that may be spread over a number of islands. From a solid waste perspective management, siting facilities such as landfills can be problematic. One SIDS country, the Republic of Maldives  … Read More

How’s Your 2030 Vision?

How’s Your 2030 Vision?

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Just how far into the future can we look before we’ve gone from the ridiculous to the sublime? For an answer I’d like to pose another question: How long does it take for something to go from concept to reality in your operation?

Tajiguas Landfill working face

What  … Read More

The Economics of Recycling in the US—Can It Pay for Itself?

The Economics of Recycling in the US—Can It Pay for Itself?

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Has recycling in the United States stalled? How dire is the situation? Industry executives have argued force­fully that prices for recycling commodities have largely fallen to the point over the past several years that it is not economical for them to process recyclables and market them to largely Asian markets,  … Read More

Looking for Employee Benefits? How About Standardization?

Looking for Employee Benefits? How About Standardization?

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It’s easy to get caught up in the daily grind and lose sight of the fact that while waste is the subject, our business is mainly about people. Obviously, we wouldn’t have our jobs were it not for the people who hire us to provide a needed service; certainly our  … Read More

Your Ticket to the Rolloff Container Roundup

Your Ticket to the Rolloff Container Roundup

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Rolloff operations are the meat and potatoes of the refuse business. While residential requires finesse and focus and commercial requires hustle, the rolloff business is the place where each stop makes a load and a dollar.  … Read More

How Two Cities Deal With Oversize Waste

How Two Cities Deal With Oversize Waste

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According to Mildred Lee, solid waste and recycling manager for the public works department of the City of Greenville, SC, specialty collections comprise a small percentage of its overall curbside collection program. Per city ordinance, a limited amount of oversized items can be placed at the curb for collection on  … Read More

Are You Ready to Meet the Tesla Solar Roof Challenge?

Are You Ready to Meet the Tesla Solar Roof Challenge?

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A lot of us were taken by surprise when Elon Musk announced Tesla’s Solar Roof two weeks ago. According to him, the new Solar Roof shingles will look better, last longer, provide better insulation, be cost competitive with conventional shingles…in short, making today’s crop of roof shingles obsolete.

Coming in four  … Read More

Here’s a New Feature of Our Website You’ll Want to Check Out

Here’s a New Feature of Our Website You’ll Want to Check Out

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For our first offering under the Web Exclusive banner is an article titled “Landfill No Fly Zone,” by Eric Miller, of Chico, CA. His industry experience includes waste management and water resources. He presently manages a sanitary landfill in northern California and maintains a blog at www.etcguy.com.

The subject of Miller’s  … Read More



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