Municipal solid waste (MSW) or household waste, commonly known as trash or garbage in the U.S. and as refuse or rubbish in the UK, is a waste type consisting of everyday items that are discarded by the public. “Garbage” can also refer specifically to food waste, as in a garbage disposal; the two are sometimes collected separately.
As executive director of the significantly rural Northeast Indiana Solid Waste District, Steven P. Christman, QEP, is a jack-of-all trades, and the master of them all as well. The four-county special use district is one of the state’s few regional districts. Serving a primarily agricultural population of 156,000 across 1,468 square
Aberdeen, Scotland – March 31, 2016 – – SUEZ’s Recycling & Recovery UK division has selected Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) to design, engineer, manufacture and install two materials recovery facilities (MRFs) at Aberdeen City Council’s Altens East Industrial Estate south of Aberdeen, Scotland. Scheduled to begin operations in April 2017,
On the same day that city officials recommended that Ottawa end its relationship with Plasco Energy Group, the home-grown waste-management firm filed for creditor protection, resulting in the loss of 80 jobs and the end of an era for a company once considered a shining light in the local clean-tech
November 3, 2015 – The Indiana Recycling Coalition’s Carey Hamilton is right – few things are more frustrating than missed opportunities. What Ms. Hamilton and the IRC fail to realize is the irony in their own rhetoric. If successful, the IRC’s own efforts will stall the privately financed Advanced Recycling
Landfills have been identified by regulators and policy-makers as significant sources of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Historically, the determination of methane emission rates has been based on assumptions regarding landfill gas (LFG) generation rates, LFG collection system efficiencies, and methane oxidation in landfill cover soils.
Landfills have been identified by regulators and policy-makers as significant sources of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Historically, the determination of methane emission rates has been based on assumptions regarding landfill gas (LFG) generation rates, LFG collection system efficiencies, and methane oxidation in landfill cover soils. Recent regulatory requirements and policy
City of Indianapolis and Covanta will build a $45 million materials recycling facility to sort recyclables from municipal solid waste. Commonly referred to as “dirty MRFs,” these facilities enable residents to throw trash and recyclables into one curbside receptacle. The new Advanced Recycling Center will receive all residential trash collected
Peter Klaich, environmental consultant and a former member of the board of directors for the US Composting Council, says managing organics has taken on increasing importance of late. “The driving factors are the increased emphasis on sustainability,” says Klaich. “The state regulations in Massachusetts, Vermont, and Connecticut banning institutional commercial
Cleveland is in the same boat as many other cities these days. Its aging infrastructure and increased development with impervious surfaces have resulted in waves of combined sewer overflows (CSOs) that have sent polluted water and sewage into nearby waters. Now Cleveland’s sewer district, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD),