Tag: garbage truck

Garbage truck or dustcart refers to a truck specially designed to collect municipal solid waste and haul the collected waste to a solid waste treatment facility such as a landfill. Other common names for this type of truck include trash truck in the United States, and rubbish truck, bin wagon, dustbin lorry, bin lorry or bin van elsewhere. Technical names include waste collection vehicle and refuse collection vehicle. These trucks are a common sight in most urban areas.

Proceed With Caution

Proceed With Caution

At the end of the month, the solid waste industry will be gathering in Reno, NV, for SWANApalooza 2017. As there has been in the past, the conference will include the Road to Zero Waste Conference, the Landfill Gas & Biogas Symposium, the Landfill Symposium, and the Landfill Methane Outreach

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

New Horizons

New Horizons

Throughout the market, municipal solid waste (MSW) collection vehicle manufacturers are offering various cutting-edge technologies and hint at possible changes that may translate from “science fiction” to reality.

Discard, Storage and Set-Out

Discard, Storage and Set-Out

Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), municipalities are liable for hazardous waste contained in the municipal solid waste generated in their jurisdictions. Broadly, municipalities are “arrangers” under the law and “potentially responsible parties” for Superfund cleanup. (The most-cited case is B. F. Goodrich Company v. Murtha,

Waste Pro USA Hires Nationally Recognized Innovator

Waste Pro USA Hires Nationally Recognized Innovator

Longwood, Fla. (February 1, 2015) – Waste Pro USA has hired Tim Herman as Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer, focusing on opportunities for Waste Pro in strategic growth via acquisition and major accounts.

With a 30-year career in the waste industry, Herman is well known as an innovator and

Safety Ambassador Program Launching

Safety Ambassador Program Launching

SWANA’s new Safety Ambassador program is launching this month. SWANA’s chapters are selecting their Safety Ambassadors, who will become the key chapter contacts for HQ staff and members concerning safety and compliance issues. A webinar for the newly selected Safety Ambassadors, which will discuss responsibilities and expectations and provide some

Project Profile: Hauling Independence

Project Profile: Hauling Independence

In an industry dominated by large corporations, finding longtime independent collectors can be rare. In what many consider to be paradise—the Florida Keys, specifically Marathon—a third-generation family-owned waste collection company run by a father and son Ron and Greg Konrath is doing its part to keep paradise pristine.

Ron Konrath, now

SWANA/NWRA Comment on Proposed Landfill Emissions Guidelines

SWANA/NWRA Comment on Proposed Landfill Emissions Guidelines

In my presentations to SWANA’s chapters last month, I referenced the industry’s safety performance as a reason for our renewed emphasis on reducing accidents and injuries. In late October, the federal government released the 2014 injury and illness data for employers and employees, including the waste industry. The news was

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