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A landfill site (also known as a tip, dump, rubbish dump or dumping ground and historically as a midden) is a site for the disposal of waste materials by burial and is the oldest form of waste treatment. Historically, landfills have been the most common method of organized waste disposal and remain so in many places around the world.



WASTECON® 2015 Recap
During the last week of August 2015, attendees from all over gathered at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida, to talk trash with their peers at the 53rd annual WASTECON. With a venue featuring lush greenery, running waterfalls and fascinating wildlife, WASTECON 2015 was certainly



SWANA members let their voices be heard during SWANA’s 2015 elections from June 15 to July 15, 2015.

SWANA members voted on:

Election of International Board Officers
Bylaw Amendments
Election of Private Sector Directors

SWANA members voted to pass the Bylaw Amendment, which clarifies the membership status of retired members who may be seeking an Officer position. SWANA

Landfill Manager’s Notebook: Process Improvement Yields Turn-Around for Landfills

After conducting a comprehensive operations review (CORE), a 900-ton-per-day regional landfill identifies excess machines and generates $880,000 in auction revenue. Non-productive equipment hours with the remaining machines were minimized, resulting in additional savings of $20,000 per month in reduced fuel consumption. Associated staff reductions efficiencies in fill sequence planning and

SWANApalooza: 5 Industry Events, One Location

SWANApalooza is BACK with even MORE to offer. Join us in New Orleans, Louisiana, March 16-19, 2015, for an industry event you can’t miss! With five key solid waste industry events-all in one place at one time-SWANApalooza is making industry information, education and networking more accessible and affordable in 2015!

2015 Landfill Symposium Proposals Due by July 15

Share your enthusiasm and experiences for your landfill projects in New Orleans, one of the world’s most fascinating cities. Steeped in a history of influences from Europe, the Caribbean, Africa and beyond, its home to a truly unique melting pot of culture, food and music…and in 2015, the site for

Safer, Faster, and Smarter

Safer, Faster, and Smarter

But did you ever stop to think about it-I mean really think about it? In order for us to have this expectation-that we could put massive machines to work and then just expect them to perform-someone, somewhere did a lot of work. Yes, before the RFP and the sales person,

Landfill Odors: I See, Therefore I Smell

Landfill Odors: I See, Therefore I Smell

Written by Neal Bolton   Landfill gas emissions come in two varieties: those you can smell…and those you can’t.  By a wide margin, the majority of landfill gas falls into the “can’t smell” category; it is odorless.  The gas generated at a typical landfill consists of an approximate 50-50 ratio of

Winning the Landfill Numbers Game

Like an assembly line in a factory, the inbound wastestream defines the workload, the pace—even the personality of a landfill. And as our industry works to maintain economic balance in a time of falling tonnage and revenue, the ability to manage that wastestream has never been more important.

Toward that goal,

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