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Management in businesses and organizations is the function that coordinates the efforts of people to accomplish goals and objectives by using available resources efficiently and effectively. Management includes planning, organizing, staffing, leading or directing, and controlling an organization to accomplish the goal.

Reader Profile: Katherine Ross-Perron

Reader Profile: Katherine Ross-Perron

As a waste management technician with the Region of Durham in Ontario, Canada, Katherine Ross-Perron has seen the correlation between successful communication efforts and waste diversion goal progress. “Ongoing and consistent communication with residents has been critical to maintaining and improving public awareness and participation in our programs,” she says. Ross-Perron

The Trotti Files: Overcoming Stranded Political Investment

The Trotti Files: Overcoming Stranded Political Investment

Quality, quantity, timeliness, and public involvement are the basic ingredients necessary to operate a fully-functioning, effective materials management system, starting with its strategic basis, tactical alignment, practical implementation, and carrying all the way through to the broad acceptance by the various constituencies involved. So, where do we stand?

Project Profile: Going Around in Circles

Project Profile: Going Around in Circles

As anyone who works in the resource management industry knows, waste is not a problem that’s going to go away quickly. The world’s cities already generate 1.3 billion tons of waste per year, and this is expected to rise to 2.2 billion tons by 2025. This waste poses a growing

Landfill Managers Notebook: Vegetation Control–Naturally

Landfill Managers Notebook: Vegetation Control–Naturally

If you are in the landfill business, you probably spend a lot of your time trying to make your landfill look natural, organic, and environmentally sustainable. Sounds like some kind of health food supplement, doesn’t it? The fact is, our image of a well-run landfill is one that is well

SWANA News

SWANA News

Excellence in 2017
Honorees recognized at WASTECON®
The Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) Excellence Awards Program recognizes outstanding solid waste programs and facilities that demonstrate the highest practices through their commitment to using effective technologies and processes in system design and operations, advancing worker and community health and safety, and

Planning Ahead for the Bottom Liners

Planning Ahead for the Bottom Liners

Most landfill gas design engineers are accustomed to preparing design drawings to incorporate the installation of a gas system into an existing landfill that has been accepting waste for many years. The landfill may require a gas system per the New Source Performance Standard (NSPS) regulations or may be adding

The Selection Process

The Selection Process

When municipalities face the demands of projects that are typically out of their scope of work, they turn to outside consultants to help them reach their objectives. These goals can span the range from enormously challenging, such as coping with natural disasters, to assistance in day-to-day administration, writing new ordinances,

Continuous Improvement

Continuous Improvement

Waste collection does not stay constant. Like any other industry, it changes and grows with each new innovation in machinery or technique. Other industries consciously adopt the formal process of “continuous improvement” to advance their capabilities and improve the quality of their products and services. Waste collection is no different.

Winter Operations at the Frey Farm Landfill

Winter Operations at the Frey Farm Landfill

While many factors affect operations at a landfill, one of the most impactful and unpredictable is weather. With the winter season here, if you live and work in a region that experiences severe winter weather, you know that snow, ice, and freezing temperatures present some unique challenges in the solid

Editor’s Comments: Ripple Effect

Editor’s Comments: Ripple Effect

A ripple effect has already begun since waste officials in China announced to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in July that they would no longer be accepting various solid waste and recycling materials at the end of the year. Those ripples can be seen from Hong Kong to mainland China

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