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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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Apples Food Waste and Oranges Food Waste

Apples Food Waste and Oranges Food Waste

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Here are a couple of clichés. “Measure twice, cut once.” “Don’t compare apples and oranges.” Both are appropriate in my mind when quantifying food waste. When talking about how much food is wasted, it makes sense to use the same metric and/or definition of food waste. Can a single organization  … 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

Getting You to a Safe Place

Getting You to a Safe Place

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One statistic is the reason for what some would call a “movement” in the waste industry, at least where SWANA is involved.

Here it is…the solid waste industry is the 5th most dangerous industry in the country.

SWANA Safety Program battles the fact that we’re the 5th most dangerous industry in the  … Read More

A Costly Error

A Costly Error

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A few weeks ago at my nephew’s little league baseball game, the umpire made a mistake during the game. He insisted that there were only two outs in the bottom of the fifth inning. On a higher level and despite the use of high-definition monitors, instant replay, and slow motion  … Read More

Landfill Gas Treatment Systems

Landfill Gas Treatment Systems

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Prior to conversion, limited treatment is required for direct use of landfill gas (LFG) in boilers or engines. Primary treatment steps may include dehydration and filtration to reduce moisture and particulates, as well as hydrogen sulfide and/or volatile organic compound (VOC) removal.
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“No Time to Waste”

“No Time to Waste”

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As a country in general, I think it’s pretty safe to say, we love contests. Think American Idol, The Voice, Dancing with the Stars, Survivor, American Ninja, etc.

I can’t stand The Bachelor or The Bachelorette shows, but I don’t judge people who do.

We love contests so much, we can use  … Read More

Maximizing Efficiency and Safety at MRFs

Maximizing Efficiency and Safety at MRFs

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) points out on its website that while recycling is good for the environment, it can be dangerous for workers. Certain materials in the wastestream directly pose hazards to workers. Additional hazards include vehicle traffic, moving machine parts, unexpected machine startup, lifting injuries, slips,  … Read More

You’ve Got to Get ‘Em While They’re Young

You’ve Got to Get ‘Em While They’re Young

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Jacob Folwell is a seventh grader from Caldwell, IN, and he just made a big splash at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries’ (ISRI) annual Convention and Exposition being held in New Orleans, LA.

The young Mr. Folwell recently won the grand prize for ISRI’s nationwide 2017 Youth Video & Poster Contest.  … 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

Waste Collection Vehicle Undercarriage Inspection and Maintenance

Waste Collection Vehicle Undercarriage Inspection and Maintenance

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What you can’t see can indeed hurt your operation if no attention is paid to the undercarriage of solid waste collection vehicles. The operator has a significant daily impact on the condition of the undercarriage. The core of any good maintenance program is the inspection, points out Clinton S. Maryonovich,  … Read More

You Can’t Win If You Don’t Play

You Can’t Win If You Don’t Play

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Did you know there is a competition for extreme ironing? People climb up the side of a cliff, and halfway up unfold an ironing board, pull out an iron, and proceed to iron a shirt. Extreme ironing can also take place on ice, and even underwater.

Foot wrestling is another strange  … Read More



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