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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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Literally Went Up in Flames

Literally Went Up in Flames

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There’s a headline from the Santa Rosa Press Democrat newspaper in Northern California that reads, “U.S. EPA to oversee toxics cleanup after fires in Sonoma and Napa counties.” It’s a very stoic, informational headline. And before I outline what is about to take place, it might be a good idea  … Read More

4 Reasons Why You Should Consider Underground Waste Containers

4 Reasons Why You Should Consider Underground Waste Containers

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We have been conditioned to accept that traditional dumpsters are the one and only way to collect waste, especially at high-density sites.

We have accepted that these dumpsters will be in various states of disrepair. We are resigned to paying large amounts for their maintenance and frequent pickups. And we have  … 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

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

Commercial Waste Containers For Specific Wastes

Commercial Waste Containers For Specific Wastes

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Commercial waste pick up is not just a matter of size. Though certainly larger than residential carts and waste cans, commercial containers come with additional features made necessary by the volume and weight of their waste loads. Commercial containers are made with different materials, often with reinforced structures to manage  … Read More

And the SWANA 2017 Excellence Award Winners Are…

And the SWANA 2017 Excellence Award Winners Are…

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I love movies. And I’ve always been a fan of the Academy Awards including all the hype and buildup that precedes Oscar night. I’m avid because I consider the significance of the awards to be a measurement to aspire to for the motion picture industry, and the cultural impact it  … Read More



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