Tag: landfill compactors

Waste compaction is the process of compacting waste, reducing it in size. Garbage compactors and waste collection vehicles compress waste so that more of it can be stored in the same space. Waste is compacted again, more thoroughly, at the landfill to conserve valuable airspace and to extend the landfill’s life span. A side effect of this is that important items, like evidence in a crime, may be difficult to recover from the garbage. Due to reduced oxygenation, biodegradation of organic waste is also slowed.

Using Drones for Landfill Mapping

Using Drones for Landfill Mapping

65% of landfills develop an annual topographic map, and most of those topo maps are created using traditional aerial photogrammetry. This is a process that two years ago we would have called “state of the art.” Today, we call it “old-fashioned,” because we can now produce those same maps using

Landfill Manager’s Notebook: Drones and Waste Industry

Landfill Manager’s Notebook: Drones and Waste Industry

National surveys show that more than 65% of landfills develop an annual topographic map, and most of those topo maps are created using traditional aerial photogrammetry. This is a process that two years ago we would have called “state of the art.” Today, we call it “old-fashioned,” because we can

The Mechanics of Waste Compaction

The Mechanics of Waste Compaction

Many landfill managers believe there is a simple formula for achieving maximum landfill compaction density: A + B = C And it sounds pretty straightforward. Given: A-Achieving optimum waste compaction is a cornerstone of proper landfill operation. True B-Buying a steel-wheeled landfill compactor is the industry-accepted means of achieving optimum

Is Privatization the Answer?

The decision by a governmental agency to self-perform versus outsourcing (privatizing) solid waste services is complex and should consider costs, as well as the following six major factors:

Continued level of service and rate control
Impacts to public employment
Impacts to waste reduction and recycling goals
Community pride and public perceptions
Organizational values.
Ability to respond

Optimum Maintenance for Amazing Machines

Optimum Maintenance for Amazing Machines

It’s pretty amazing when you think about it: We can assemble, connect, and torque together thousands of parts made up of glass, plastic, rubber, circuit boards, and several different types of metal. And that once assembled, will result in some incredible piece of machinery that can load and haul and

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,

Airspace Management Is Resource Management

Airspace Management Is Resource Management

Among the many things landfill managers do, managing airspace is a top priority-after all, it is a landfill’s primary resource. To do it well, this singular task requires expertise in such different disciplines as surveying, finance, civil engineering, regulatory compliance, machine operation, recycling, and an understanding of the biological, chemical,

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