Tag: management of solid waste

Systematic control of generation, collection, storage, transport, source separation, processing, treatment, recovery, and disposal of solid waste.

Management of Solid Waste From Tourism

Management of Solid Waste From Tourism

Small island developing states (SIDS), especially those that are tourist destinations, face numerous issues associated with the relatively limited land that may be spread over a number of islands. From a solid waste perspective management, siting facilities such as landfills can be problematic. One SIDS country, the Republic of Maldives

BHS Systems Win Gold, Silver Excellence Awards

BHS Systems Win Gold, Silver Excellence Awards

Eugene, Ore. – July 14, 2016 – – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has announced the 2016 winners of the association’s annual Excellence Awards. San Jose, California-based Zanker Recycling was awarded the Recycling System Gold Award, the top honor, for its Demolition Recycling Operation. Silver was awarded

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Keynote Speakers for WASTECON® 2015
SWANA is proud to have Kathryn Garcia, commissioner of the New York City Department of Sanitation and Nate Morris, co-founder and CEO of Rubicon Global, as keynote speakers for its annual conference, WASTECON® (https://swana.org/Events/WASTECON.aspx), in Orlando, Florida, August 24–27, 2015.

WASTECON® is the premier solid waste industry-focused conference that brings the

SWANA Applauds EPA’s Rebranding of Its Annual MSW Report

SWANA Applauds EPA’s Rebranding of Its Annual MSW Report

Silver Spring, MD –The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) applauds the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) rebranding of its annual Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) report released on June 17, 2015.

The EPA’s report, formerly known as Municipal Waste in the United States: Facts and Figures, has been renamed, “Advancing

SWANA Announces Keynote Speakers for WASTECON 2015

SWANA Announces Keynote Speakers for WASTECON 2015

Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is pleased to announceKathryn Garcia, commissioner of the New York City Department of Sanitation and Nate Morris, co-founder and CEO of Rubicon Global, as keynote speakers for its annual conference, WASTECON®, in Orlando, Florida, August 24-27, 2015.

WASTECON® is the premier solid

Reader Profile: Debbie Fleming

Reader Profile: Debbie Fleming

Noticing that a significant amount of landfilled waste was comprised of organics, the Township of Langley in British Columbia, Canada, implemented in 2011 the Green Can Program, whereby residents were encouraged to include food scraps with the weekly collected yard trimmings. With 35% of the waste going to landfill still

What’s Next for Landfills?

What are the hot topics for 2010? What are people talking about in the industry, and how will these “hot topics” play out in the next year? This article reflects some of my thoughts regarding the hot topics in the landfill industry today and how they may affect landfill management

The Shape of Things to Come

What will society look like in 40 years? How will our future affect solid waste planning and management decisions? How will solid waste planning and management affect our future?

Unfortunately, there are no easy answers to those questions. However, as a society we need to look beyond our traditional 20-year planning

Municipal Solid Waste Management in Texas: A Decade of Change

Many important changes have occurred in the solid waste industry over the last 10 years. In this time, Subtitle D has changed the way in which landfills are developed and managed from a technical, political, and financial perspective. In addition, there have been significant consolidations in the solid waste industry

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