Tag: automated collection

Electronic toll collection (ETC) aims to eliminate the delay on toll roads by collecting tolls electronically. ETC determines whether the cars passing are enrolled in the program, alerts enforcers for those that are not, and electronically debits the accounts of registered car owners without requiring them to stop.

How to Spec a Trash Truck for Longer Life and Productivity

How to Spec a Trash Truck for Longer Life and Productivity

The cost and the complexity of collection trucks continue to increase. With deteriorating road conditions and higher pressure for performance, budget is no longer the only significant factor in a hauler’s purchase decision. Meeting the demands of an industry known for operating in the most severe conditions, a truck must

Safety First

When it comes to their fleet, refuse companies generally look at safety from two broad perspectives—operational safety and driver safety—states Charles Cook, marketing manager for vocational products, Peterbilt. Operational safety concerns the security of coworkers and the general public, while the truck is on collection routes or transfer station runs

How’s Your 2030 Vision?

How’s Your 2030 Vision?

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?

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Spec’ing Trash Trucks

The cost and the complexity of collection trucks continue to increase. With deteriorating road conditions and higher pressure for performance, budget is no longer the only significant factor in a hauler’s purchase decision. Meeting the demands of an industry known for operating in the most severe conditions, a truck must

A Different Kind of Operation

A Different Kind of Operation

When most people think of waste collection, they think of the weekly waste pickup at the curb outside the home. For most of us, the typical waste collection truck loaded by men picking up individual trash cans and dumping them in the back of the truck is all there is

Editor’s Comments: Footprints in the Sand

The debate as to the value of recycling—especially the residential component—was fully flocked and raging well before my ascension to MSW Management’s pulpit (1992) with good and honest people taking up cudgels in support of antithetical positions with near religious ferocity. So this latest flurry of activity, spawned at least in

SWANA News

SWANAdvocate—
Latest Legislative News Impacting the Solid Waste Industry
EPA proposes new emissions guidelines, lowered NSPS threshold.

By Jesse Maxwell, Advocacy & eLearning Program Manager, SWANA

In August 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed new Emission Guidelines (EG) for existing landfills, a major rule that will have effect across the MSW landfill

Guest Editorial: So Your Diversion Rate Is Stagnant—Now What?

I am currently leading a project team that is facilitating a waste reduction task force for a community that has seen its solid waste diversion rate plateau. This community has implemented comingled automated collection of recyclables and has weekly curbside collection of yard waste that is put to beneficial use,

Advantages of Automated Vacuum Collection Facilities

Advantages of Automated Vacuum Collection Facilities

Although there are more than 100 urban automated vacuum collection (AVAC) systems operating in more than 15 foreign countries serving large city centers, residential areas, airports, and theme parks, and dozens more serving hospitals and food plants for decades in the US and internationally, they were slow to be introduced

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