Tag: local landfill

A landfill site (also known as a tip, dump, rubbish dump or dumping ground and historically as a midden) 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 organized waste disposal and remain so in many places around the world.

Reader Profile: Steve Sargent

Reader Profile: Steve Sargent

Rumpke Consolidated Companies, one of the nation’s largest recyclers, points out on its website that the company was recycling before recycling was considered “cool.” In 1941, the company established one of southwestern Ohio’s first recycling operations by recycling metal during World War II. Trucks dumped waste into a pit, which

The End of Oblivion

The End of Oblivion

The town I live in grows citrus that is highly prized. I not only enjoy eating it, drinking the fresh squeezed juice, or cooking with it, I quite like the way it freshens things up when I put the peels down the garbage disposal. But as a heap of orange

Nature’s Own

“Liquid Sunshine”—that is the promise of biofuel. It’s the promise of turning solar energy into an easy-to-use liquid fuel. But direct use of solar energy presents several problems. These include: the need to convert the direct current generated by photovoltaic cells to the alternate current used by homes and appliances;

New Frontiers in Energy Management

New Frontiers in Energy Management

“Utilities continue to find it extremely challenging to fund and manage capital projects while keeping rates low and stable. They’re embarking on asset management programs while finding ways to reduce operating costs and increase revenues through energy-related projects. . . . These programs are increasingly delivered through public private partnerships

New Frontiers in Energy Management

New Frontiers in Energy Management

“Utilities continue to find it extremely challenging to fund and manage capital projects while keeping rates low and stable. They’re embarking on asset management programs while finding ways to reduce operating costs and increase revenues through energy-related projects. . . . These programs are increasingly delivered through public private partnerships

Closing L.A. County’s Largest Landfill

Closing L.A. County’s Largest Landfill

Southern California’s Puente Hills Landfill, one of the largest landfills in the country, will shut down operations on October 31, 2013, with 127 million tons of waste in place and 10-plus million tons short of its permitted capacity. The site has been in operation since 1957, first as a private

When Green Turns to Gold

When Green Turns to Gold

About one-third of municipal solid waste in the United States is organic, including foodwaste, yardwaste, and woodwaste. Some 65% of yardwaste and 2.5% of foodwaste in the US is now being diverted from disposal. According to the USEPA, converting waste into valuable raw materials through recycling creates jobs, builds more

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