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A landfill site is a site for the disposal of waste materials by burial and is the oldest form of waste treatment. Historically, landfills have been the most common method of organised waste disposal and remain so in many places around the world.

Waste Industry Employment Trends

Waste Industry Employment Trends

Not unlike other industries, the solid waste industry has, in recent years, embarked on a quest to include “smart technologies” in everyday processes and programs. The objective for most municipalities and private haulers is fulfill the mantra: providing services cheaper, quicker, and better to their customers.

Managing Landfill Rate Increases

Managing Landfill Rate Increases

If you’re in the landfill business, hopefully, you’re running your landfill like a business. And in that regard, one of the most fundamental business rules is that there’s more money coming in than going out. Because when that is happening, you can pay your bills, buy good equipment, put adequate money into

Managing Daily Cover and Drainage at MSW Landfill Sites

Managing Daily Cover and Drainage at MSW Landfill Sites

Today’s municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills are much more than places to dump household trash. They’re engineered facilities that are designed to hold and isolate the trash from the environment and are governed by both federal and state regulations.

Landfill designers and operators face two main challenges to the integrity of

Tackling Landfill Erosion and Leachate Challenges

Tackling Landfill Erosion and Leachate Challenges

Today’s municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills are much more than places to dump household trash. They’re engineered facilities that are designed to hold and isolate the trash from the environment and are governed by both federal and state regulations.

The China Waste Ban: Be Part of the Solution

The China Waste Ban: Be Part of the Solution

The mid-July headline from Reuters read, “China says it won’t take any more foreign garbage.” China informed the World Trade Organization (WTO) that it would not be accepting any more imported waste such as plastics, paper, slag from steelmaking, ash, etc. In its filing with the WTO, China said, “We found

Adopting Technologies in Solid Waste and Wastewater Treatment will Improve the Quality of Compost and Treated Effluents, Finds Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision Team

Adopting Technologies in Solid Waste and Wastewater Treatment will Improve the Quality of Compost and Treated Effluents, Finds Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision Team

Stringent government standards for effluent, a population boom, growing industrialization in isolated locations, and excessive volumes of waste and wastewater generation have highlighted the need for sustainable, reliable, and cost-effective wastewater and solid waste treatment technologies. Decentralized waste and wastewater treatment technologies are being considered because of their low maintenance,

Guest Editorial: A Global WasteCon

Guest Editorial: A Global WasteCon

For much of the past year, SWANA’s hard working staff and leadership have been promoting the very unique WASTECON taking place in Baltimore on September 25–27. What makes it unique? We are co-hosting our big annual conference with the ISWA World Congress, for the first time in nearly 20 years.

Landfill Manager’s Notebook: Landfill Rate Increases

Landfill Manager’s Notebook: Landfill Rate Increases

If you’re in the landfill business, hopefully, you’re running your landfill like a business. And in that regard, one of the most fundamental business rules is that there’s more money coming in than going out. Because when that is happening, you can pay your bills, buy good equipment, put adequate money into

SWANA News

SWANA News

SWANA Announces Winners of the 2017 Safety Awards
SWANA is proud to announce the winners of the 2017 SWANA Safety Awards selected by SWANA’s Technical Divisions and the SWANA Safety Committee for their excellence in solid waste safety.

This year, SWANA expanded its Safety Awards program and selected winners based on SWANA’s 7

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