Curbside collection, or Kerbside collection, is a service provided to households, typically in urban and suburban areas, of removing household waste. It is usually accomplished by personnel using purpose built vehicles to pick up household waste in containers acceptable to or prescribed by the municipality.
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
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In the early 1940s, the Costa Mesa community, located 40 miles southwest of downtown Los Angeles and adjacent to the coastal city of Newport Beach, CA, had a trash problem. At the time, Costa Mesa was not a city, and the community depended on the City of Newport Beach’s landfill
In September 2015, USEPA and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the United States’ first-ever food waste reduction goal, calling for a 50% decrease in food lost or disposed as waste by 2030.
Editor’s note: This article first appeared in the March/April 2014 issue of MSW Management magazine.
Interest in the recycling of the organic fraction of the municipal solid waste (MSW) stream is at an all-time high. As a result, municipal solid waste managers are facing a watershed moment as they are now
The Northeast Indiana Solid Waste Management District (NISWMD) is a multi-county regional special use district created in 1990. NISWMD consists of four contiguous counties of Dekalb, Lagrange, Noble, and Steuben. The district is 61% rural and 39% urban, with a total population of 156,000 and a population density of 106
While sustainable technologies such as anaerobic digesters are capturing the limelight in the solid waste industry lately, another sustainable facility, called a mixed material recovery facility (MRF), is playing a workhorse role largely behind the scenes. At the heart of the mixed MRF is a sophisticated, semi-automated system that typically receives
Most communities have instituted curbside collection of commingled recyclable materials from residences. These collection programs are mature and generally well supported by a high percentage of households that participate. In addition, MRFs that process residential commingled wastestreams typically recover very high percentages of the recyclable materials.
Once collection and processing of
Increasingly, as communities focus on sending less waste to landfills, waste reduction and recycling initiatives are implemented in conjunction with energy-from-waste (EfW) technologies to manage what remains post-recycling. The most prominent technologies for production of EfW are mass-burn combustion with energy recovery, gasification, pyrolysis, and anaerobic digestion. This article provides